Paihia
Canoe & Kayak Tours

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Our most recommended Paihia Canoe & Kayak Tours

  • The Rock Adventure Day Cruise

    1. The Rock Adventure Day Cruise

    You’ll get picked up at 8.15 am at the Paihia Wharf by sea shuttle which will take you on a smooth cruise to a remote and quiet bay where The Rock has been anchored overnight. After arrival and a quick safety brief haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands. Go Kayaking, snorkelling, gathering fresh sea food, explore WWII remains, trek across islands enjoying stunning vantage points, and visit ancient Maori fortifications. If conditions allow, gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you’re brave enough). You will have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball. On the homeward cruise, enjoy those mussels, freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life…hopefully you’ll even see dolphins! Arrive back at Paih...

    Impossible not to have fun on board The Rock. Great family fun. Lots of games and activities. Best boat trip available. Can’t recommend it enough.

  • From Paihia: The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

    2. From Paihia: The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

    The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, offering snorkeling, kayaking, island walks and the opportunity to catch or collect seafood. Come aboard The Rock for a truly unique experience - with a homely atmosphere, a warm welcome from our crew and a variety of awesome activities to keep you entertained and immersed in this amazing part of the world. Departing from Paihia Wharf, this is the best way to spend 22 hours in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Day 1 Start: 5:00 PM, END: up to you Departs at 5 pm, grab a drink and enjoy a 2-3hr cruise out to the islands. Give the target shooting a go as we cruise. Once on anchor in a sheltered bay, we’ll do a spot of dusk fishing. A healthy snapper baked on the barbecue is a welcome addition to an already delicious buffet dinner (subject to guest’s fishing ability, of course!).  Later you can choose to go night kayaking to marvel in the...

    It was amazing! The crew was awesome and did a great job making everyone feel welcomed! It didn’t matter if you were an expert or an ocean newbie like me, they made you feel comfortable and did an excellent job explaining everything! On a side not we got extremely lucky and dolphins came while we were snorkeling and we got to swim with them! It was an amazing experience and one I’ll remember forever!

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What people are saying about Paihia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

It was amazing! The crew was awesome and did a great job making everyone feel welcomed! It didn’t matter if you were an expert or an ocean newbie like me, they made you feel comfortable and did an excellent job explaining everything! On a side not we got extremely lucky and dolphins came while we were snorkeling and we got to swim with them! It was an amazing experience and one I’ll remember forever!

Fantastic day, can't fault it.

Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area food was good. Enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking and exploring one of the islands. To top it all, a pod of about a dozen dolphins, including 2 babies joined us for about 15/20 mins on the way home!

Exceptional

The over night cruise was by far the most fun I've had in the Bay of Islands. Great variety of activities and wonderful staff. I would highly recommend this to family and friends. Danni

Relaxing day on a boat

The staff are friendly and always ensures the safety of the group. It will be good if we could have stayed longer on the island. Overall it was a great trip.

Impossible not to have fun on board The Rock. Great family fun. Lots of games and activities. Best boat trip available. Can’t recommend it enough.