Available All Year Round
With over 60 cruise ships coming into the beautiful Bay of Islands each summer it has become one of the most popular stops on everyones cruise. We have taken many customers from the cruise boats up to the majestic Haruru Falls for an adventure. If you are sick of being on a tour with big groups which are very impersonal or sick of paying double or triple the price of the actual tour through the cruise boat jump on and BOOK TODAY!
If you get down to the boat early to get a tender people usually get off in the first few groups but this is up to you. Remember there is sometimes 3000 people that want to get off too so getting in early and to the front of the line will avoid a long wait. Our tours start at a variation of times so there is always something that will work.
Also if you have a large group of family or friends (8 or more) we can custom build a tour to suit and also times that would work for you.
With the cruise boats using tenders to get you to shore you land at the Waitangi Wharf. From the wharf it is only a short 10 minute walk over the Waitangi bridge and 600 meters down to the road to the first roundabout.
Your guides will be waiting here with your kayaks and gear ready to go!
This is a 3 hour tour up the Waitangi River to the majestic Haruru Falls. It is perfect for all ability levels and is the perfect mix of adventure, nature and relaxation! We have time to get some great photos at the water fall, share some stories of the past before our paddle back down the river. There are also lots of chances to see some of the many nesting birds along the river and when the tide is right paddling through the mangrove forests are really fun!
Tour times vary to suit cruise ship times and the tides! This tour is best timed around the high tide to get through the Mangroves……… which is what we try and do!!!