Snorkelling Paihia Bay of Islands


There is no wonder this is one of the most popular snorkelling destinations and has been rated highly by everyone that has come with us. The waters around the Bay of Islands is clear most of the year and is warm due to its sub tropical location. The Bay of Islands is a Snorkelling paradise with crystal clear water, rock gardens and abundant marine life. We have snorkelling gear for rent from our rental base right on the beach at Otehei Bay.

Combining our snorkelling gear with our rental kayaks makes for an unforgettable day. Pack a little lunch and head off on an adventure you won’t forget. Find your own secluded beach to relax on after your underwater adventure.

You have the chance of coming across a variation of fish and sea life in the Bay of Islands. There are inquisitive reef fish like leather jackets, snapper, moki, sting rays, kingfish and lots more.





No Experience Necessary
Comfortable in the water
Only hired alongside our kayaks

What we Offer

Snorkel and Mask
Information on best places
Only hired alongside our kayaks

Kayak Trip Times

Opening Times

Our rentals @ Otehei bay are usually open in summer 9am-4pm
This is dependant on weather/numbers – please email to check

What to Bring Kayaking

What to Bring

All you need to bring is swimsuit, sandals and towel, sunblock and personal items.

Lunches & Snacks


There is a cafe/bar right on the beach at Otehei Bay.