Cruise the seas and get a ‘real’ insight into the fascinating history of the Bay of Islands courtesy of our local skipper.

We’re all about mana whenua and mana moana – taking ownership of our land and the sea – and one way of experiencing this well and truly, is through our purposely designed half- (three-hour) or full-day (five-hour) Te Moana cruise on our trusty vessel, the Rangatira. This waka can accommodate 24 passengers and is also part of our regular Bay of Islands Water Taxi Service.

Our cruises are POA, depending on your requirements and number of passengers, but here’s an idea of what your itinerary may look like:

Following an informal Maori welcome, we will take you on an exclusive journey of the Bays’ cultural and historic hot spots as only the local people know it, offer you the opportunity to snorkel and relax, discover Maori arts and crafts, hunter-gather for local sea food and enjoy the labour of your efforts with a BBQ on the beach. And on the way home, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the true essence of Maori by sharing stories, and joining in song and laughter.

If you’d like to book a custom-made cruise, please phone us or send us an email.