- Witness Phosphorescence
We love that you get to witness the magic of Phosphorescence on a night kayaking trip! It's truly special.
Your Bay of Island Overnight Cruise starts at 5.00 pm from Paihia Wharf. Grab a beer and enjoy a 2-3 hour cruise out to the islands. While you're cruising try your hand at targeting shooting.
Once anchored it's time for some dusk fishing! Whatever you catch will be added to your buffet dinner. A healthy snapper baked on the barbecue is a welcome addition to an already delicious meal!
Later, go night kayaking under the sparkling milky way. You'll paddle through the natural marvel that is phosphorescence (some call it "fairy dust") that makes for a seriously special trip.
Then, take a break from paddling and lie back in your kayaks for a star-gazing session - your guide will point out the major constellations, planets and galaxies.
If you're still up for some action after returning to the boat, you can jump in the sea for a night swim before settling in for a drink by the fire.
Sunrise at sea is spectacular, so it's up early this morning to catch it! Don't worry, you can watch it from your bed if you're not an early bird! The breakfast bell goes at 8.00 am.
Enjoy a traditional Kiwi breakfast and then haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands. If you're up early enough, you might even get a chance for a quick wake-up swim with the crew.
Kayaking, snorkelling and paddleboarding are all on the agenda today, as is gathering fresh seafood as you go! (If conditions allow, you'll be collecting mussels!) Watch for fish, penguins and dolphins as you travel! There are plenty in the area and you might be lucky enough to spot some.
You'll also stop to take an island walk and enjoy some stunning vantage points. You'll have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volleyball.
Returning to the mainland, you'll get to try some of the mussels you caught earlier, and even some raw sea urchins if you're brave.
You'll arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3.00 pm.