Dolphins, diving, water sports and more

Swimming with dolphins, diving, water sports and so much more.

No trip to the Bay of Islands would be complete without some time spent in or on the water. With 144 islands each surrounded by pristine waters, the Bay of Islands really is the place to get your feet wet!

Adventure seekers, can try the thrills and spills of parasailing or jetskiing. Or if you’re after a once in a lifetime experience, try swimming with the majestic Bay of Islands Bottle Nosed Dolphin on one of the many boat tours leaving daily from Paihia.

If diving’s your thing , you won’t be left wanting with the abundance of marine wildlife on show just a few metres down from our world class dive sites. The fishermen amongst us can charter a boat, go sailing or fish along the coast for Snapper and other favourites. You can also explore the bay by kayak, learn to surf or simply relax and take a cruise on the Bay taking in the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

There’s nothing more enticing than the sparkling blue ocean on a good day. And every day’s a good day in the Bay.

The best water activities in the Bay