Each summer over 60 cruise ships come into the beautiful Bay of Islands. This means tours from cruise ships are in high demand. Paihia has become one of the most popular stops on everyone’s cruise. We have taken many customers from the cruise boats either;
- up to the majestic Haruru Falls or
- out to the stunning Bay of Islands.
It all depends on your time frame you have available. When your boat gets in and when it leaves often determines which of our tours you can take.
If you are weary of being on a tour with big groups which are very impersonal. Or tired of paying double or triple the price of the actual tour through the cruise ship booking office. Get directly in touch with us today!
We suggest you get down to the boat deck early to catch a tender. Those who book our kayak trips usually get off in the first few groups but this is up to you. Remember there is sometimes 3,000 people that want to get off too! Getting in early and to the front of the queue can avoid a long wait.
Our Bay of Islands tours from cruise ships start at a variety of times. We can almost always arrange something that will work for you.
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.
The cruise ships use tenders to get you to shore. They provide free buses that take you into the main car park in central Paihia. Once there you then have the choice of either of our island tours.
Cruise ship tours we offer
We pick up from the main car park in Paihia where the free bus drops you off for our ISLAND TIME tour.
Also from the main car park in Paihia where the free bus drops you off you is the wharf to board the Otehei Bay ferry for our ISLAND ESCAPE tour.
And from the Waitangi Wharf where the tender drops you off it is a short 10 minute walk to where we start our HARURU FALLS tour.