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Bay of islands

auckland to auckland
7 Night cruise

These are summertime voyages to the Bay of Islands where you’ll discover uninhabited sanctuary islands, watch dolphins at play, visit fascinating historic places and enjoy superb cuisine, served with endless sea views. You will discover perfect beaches, untouched native forests and fabulous walks. In terms of New Zealand’s history this region is the birthplace of our nation.

  • Seven nights onboard ship includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Beer, wine, spirits, soft drink, juice, water, tea and espresso coffee.
  • All suites offer private en-suites and individual air-conditioning.
  • Exclusive shore excursions and visits as detailed in itinerary.
  • Use of kayaks, paddle-boards, snorkel and fishing equipment. 
  • Scenic helicopter flight at Waiheke Island and wine tasting tour.

PRICes 2020

PACIFIC
Suite
HORIZON
Suite
CHARTER
Ship
Sun 06 Dec 20207,950 10,950 153,000
Sun 13 Dec 20207,95010,950 153,000
Sun 20 Dec 20207,95010,950 153,000
Sun 27 Dec 20207,950 10,950  153,000


Early Bird Saving 1,000 NZ Dollars Per Person for bookings paid in full prior 28 February 2020

Prices are based on per person twin share in NZ Dollars including taxes

PRICES 2021

PACIFIC
Suite
HORIZON
Suite
CHARTER
Ship
Sun 05 Dec 20218,950 11,950 170,000
Sun 12 Dec 20218,95011,950 170,000
Sun 19 Dec 20218,95011,950 170,000
Sun 26 Dec 20218,950 11,950  170,000


Early Bird Saving 1,000 NZ Dollars Per Person for bookings paid in full prior 31 January 2021

Prices per person twin share in NZ Dollars including taxes

Itinerary

Day 1 - Auckland

Boarding begins at Princes Wharf from 5:00pm and we sail at 6:00pm. Cocktails with canapés are served as we cruise the Waitemata Harbour taking in Auckland’s highlights including the city waterfront and volcanic island of Rangitoto as you become acquainted with fellow travellers and our crew. The evening has us anchored in a secluded bay at Waiheke Island with a delicious dinner served from 7:30pm.

Day 1 - Auckland

Day 2 – Waiheke Island

A Waiheke day can start with a refreshing swim off the back of the ship or sleep a little later or enjoy the sumptuous breakfast on the aft deck. We go ashore with a visit to Oneroa township. Find a selection of local craft and tourism shops to explore at leisure. Back onboard ship we prepare for the trip to Great Barrier Island. We usually encounter large pods of dolphins who come to play on the bow, and stay to play for about an hour as we cruise along the way. Our anchorage is inside the spectacular Port Fitzroy Harbour.

Day 2 – Waiheke Island

Day 3 – Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier is a wild and enchanting paradise with amazing stories to tell. Fitzroy Harbour is one of the country's most beautiful harbours. Here is a colourful history involving whaling, gold mining, shipwrecks and alternative lifestyles. We tour the island with our local guide or explore the coastline in the landing craft with the chance to try your hand at fishing. We sail for the Bay of Islands after dinner. The pollution-free sky delivers one of the most stunning star shows on the planet.

Day 3 – Great Barrier Island

Day 4 – Bay of Islands

Wake to the anchor dropping in unspoilt and beautiful Oke Bay - one of our favourites, a morning swim off the stern, maybe even try to reach the beach. Dolphins are regular visitors here and they enjoy playing around the ship so expect a great sideshow. This afternoon we visit some of our favourite bays with several stops along the way. Before sunset we move to Parekura Bay and settle in for a beautiful dinner and an evening of chatting and laughter.

Day 4 – Bay of Islands

Day 5 – Bay of Islands

We visit the beautiful Motuarohia-Roberton Island which you can explore in many different ways. Snorkel in the sheltered lagoon, kayak around the bay or hike up to the historic Maori Pa site. From the summit you'll be rewarded by the blockbuster views of the entire bay. Later we motor to Urupukapuka, the largest island in the bay, with a small detour to our special location to collect green-lipped mussels for an afternoon snack. They are wonderful with a chilled sauvignon blanc and some gentle herbs from chef's onboard garden.

Day 5 – Bay of Islands

Day 6 – Bay of Islands

After breakfast we visit the original capital of Russell. The town is rich in history and has a delightful charm. Wander the waterfront shops and cafes and we usually end up meeting at the Duke of Marlborough pub. This overlooks the beautiful Russell Bay that was once known in old whaling days as 'the hellhole of the pacific'. Enjoy a drink here with the Captain before we are back onboard for dinner. Later tonight we sail overnight for Waiheke Island.

Day 6 – Bay of Islands

Day 7 – Waiheke Helicopter

Awake to the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants as we arrive at the opposite end of Waiheke Island. Once here the helicopter arrives and guests are taken for a complimentary scenic flight around the island and beyond. We head ashore for a winery visit and tasting tour. We receive some insight into the charm of this beautiful island. The first officer will also be leading a fishing trip in the afternoon to supply chef with fresh supplies for our farewell dinner party tonight with the crew.

Day 7 – Waiheke Helicopter

Day 8 – Auckland

Lifting the anchor at 0730 we then start the cruise back to Auckland while breakfast is served on deck. We begin disembarkation from 0900 at Princes Wharf.

Day 8 – Auckland

Feedback

The crew were so friendly, kind and helpful, and couldn't be faulted.Of course having the captain called Inglis was an added bonus. What a good omen. I have lent my brochure to so many of my friends with my recommendation for a stunning holiday, in a wonderful location. My best regards to all on board, and to you for making such a good holiday possible.
Joyce Inglis

 

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