Ecoruz is the Bay of Islands only scheduled multi-day sailing cruise. Now in its 17th year we provide an opportunity to expereince the Bay of Islands the way the locals do; on a boat for a few days with a small group of like minded people. Enjoy a sail, have a swim or snorkel, walk up to a nice viewpoint or go for a kayak, relax on the beach or in the hammock but most of all: get away from it all and have the time to take in your surroundings.
Ecocruz is a 3 day / 2 night sailing exploration aboard the 72ft yacht Manawanui. The emphasis of our cruises lies on the appreciation of the marine environment and the outdoors in a relaxed, down to earth atmosphere. The boat is fully equipped with sea kayaks, wetsuits, snorkelling and fishing gear as well as a support vessel to give passengers the opportunity to fully explore and experience the Maritime Park.
Ecocruz focuses on a range of outdoor activities which are designed to be fun and to also enable a greater level of interaction with the different maritime habitats. Sail the ocean, walk across towering cliffs, snorkel on stunning reefs, kayak around uninhabited islands and gather your own fresh seafood to experience the Maritime Park‘s rich diversity.
The sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, seafood gathering and walks, as well as the comfort of a small group and some good meals all form part of an unforgettable Bay of Islands experience.
Trips depart every Tuesday and Friday between October and May and passenger numbers are limited to 10 to ensure a personal atmosphere. Accommodation is in double cabins or 4 share bunk rooms and rates start at an all inclusive NZ$ 650.00.
The trip includes:
- DAYS AND 2 NIGHTS OF EXPLORATION
- ISLAND EXPLORATION
- EXPERIENCED GUIDES AND INSTRUCTORS
- MARINE WILDLIFE CLOSE UP
- LOCAL CULTURE AND HISTORY
- GREAT FOOD
- SMALL GROUPS (10 MAX.)
- ACCOMMODATION ABOARD