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Island activity

4 Hours of fun in the sun

Kororareka known as the birthplace of a nation or the hell hole of the Pacific is where this adventure starts, departing from Russell wharf you have the chance to come aboard and experience the amazing Bay of Islands.

Departing daily at 11.00am for an Island adventure both in and out of the water. Let our amazing guides take you exploring the natural beauty of this area. Heading out to an Island paradise you will be briefed and kitted up for the activities. Once moored in an idyllic location your guides will invite you to join them both in the water or on the island allowing you to experience the wonder of this area.

Snorkel, swim, or try out the huge rope swing from the boat, also your guides can show you how to hand feed fish in some of the most amazing places of the Bay of Islands.

Explore an Island, take in the magnificent views, native bush, listen and observe the re-introduced native bird life. Listen to stories of the area or explore on your own. Sit back, chill and relax on a white sandy beach and build a sand castle if you wish.

There is complimentary muffins, tea and coffee on board along with a café with a selection of café style coffee’s, hot chocolate, cold drinks, snacks and extra sumptuous muffins for you to enjoy while taking that well deserved break from reality. The awesome crew are always there to make sure you are well looked after and have the time of your life.

At the conclusion of your trip make sure you ask your crew for the local secrets of the area and where to find the best food, sights, and other experiences as they are always willing to share their insider knowledge.

Departs Russell daily 11.00am - Returns 3.00pm

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Albatross V Expeditions
Sail around the Bay of Islands and explore some of the region’s most undisturbed wilderness on this half-day cruise from Kororāreka-Russell. Moor by the shore of one of the Bay’s many small and uninhabited islands; once you’re there, what you do is your choice. Relax on the shore, go for a hike into the bush and see the island’s busy population of native birds, or have fun in the water with snorkelling, paddle-boarding, rope swings and more.
  • Get the chance to hand-feed colourful fish that swim by your boat
  • Find the best places to explore and hear the region’s unique stories
  • Complimentary snacks are available on board and there’s a fully-stocked cafe too
  • A late-morning departure means you won’t be forced to get up early
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile
Best tour in bay of islands

So glad I chose this trip. Crew were really friendly and welcoming. We were able to choose our own activities when on the water eg snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming. There was no rushing us to leave to get back which was really relaxing. Excellent value...More

Thank Jessica G
Albatross_V, Manager at Albatross V Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hey Jess, Thank you so much for your awesome review, it is great to hear you enjoyed our trip so much.

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile
So much fun!!

This half day trip was amazing. We went out to a quiet area in the bay of islands. There, we snorkeled and saw some amazing marine life, including a sting ray and beautiful fish. The guides were very fun and helpful during snorkeling. We spent...More

Thank Ella J
Albatross_V, Manager at Albatross V Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Hey Ella, It was our pleasure to be able to spend an afternoon in such great company having an awesome time. We hope that your travels from here are just as fun and we look forward to seeing you guys again when you make the...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018
A Grand Day Out

We had a fabulous time on (and off) the Albatross V. One of the things that appeals most about the trip, in hindsight, is that the crew of the boat allowed us to have a say in what we did and where we went. We...More

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Albatross_V, Manager at Albatross V Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for such an awesome review and we thank you guys so much for choosing to come out with us.

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile
Blessing in disguise!

We had wanted to book on another cruise after waiting 3 days for inclement weather to pass . We went to the info centre in Russell to book only to be told it had been cancelled . However Angela at the TIC suggested going out...More

Thank anniej178
Albatross_V, other at Albatross V Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review! So appreciate the positive feedback and even better knowing we could help make lasting family memories for you guys!

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Best Deal in Bay of Islands

This expedition was INCREDIBLE! We had such an amazing time exploring the Bay of Islands with the Albatross V. Our group was only 5 people large which made for a less touristy feel. From hiking to snorkeling to jumping off the boat our expectations were...More

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Albatross_V, Manager at Albatross V Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

So lovely to hear you had an awesome time on your Island Activity Expedition. Thank you so much for your amazing review we really appreciate it.

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