Ecocruz, Bay of Islands

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Ecocruz Bay of Islands

Welcome to Ecocruz, the original Bay of Islands multi day sailing cruise - enjoy the Bay the way the locals do!

Join our friendly crew and discover the Bay of Islands Maritime Park on a 3 day/2  night sailing adventure aboard the Manawanui, a 22-metre ketch. This is a down-to-earth nature cruise, taking you off the beaten track to give you a real taste of the marine environment and the beautiful landscapes of this unique coastal region in the Far North of New Zealand.

Explore the ocean under sail, visit uninhabited islands, kayak and snorkel the clear waters to see amazing marine life, walk deserted beaches - or just sit back and relax!

  • Trips depart from Paihia on Tuesdays and Fridays, November-May
  • Small groups: 10 passenger max. to ensure a personal atmosphere
  • Accommodation is in private double or shared 4-berth bunk cabins
  • Prices start at an all-inclusive NZ$ 725.00 per person.

Route map

Our route and itinerary are dependent on sea and weather conditions. However, to give you an idea, here are some of the places we visit regularly:

  • Cape Brett and the famous "Hole in the Rock"
  • Black Rocks
  • Urupukapuka Island
  • Roberton Island (and the Twin Lagoons)
  • Whangaroa Harbour
  • Whangamumu
  • The Cavalli Islands (where the Rainbow Warrior lies)

Ecocruz, Bay of Islands Enquiry Form


P.O. Box 91

Phone: +64 274 592 153

Freephone: within NZ: 0800 43 26 27

Mobile: +64 274 592 153

Fax: +64 9 402 5594

Web: Visit website

The Ecocruz, Bay of Islands Enquiry Form