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Bay of Islands Day Cruise - Zig Zag Charters


Soak in the beauty of the Bay of Islands on a beautiful catamaran.

A day snorkelling in pristine waters, with lunch provided and all the benefits of a luxury vessel to accommodate you. Simply the time of your life.

Your day begins at 10am when you board Zig Zag. You’ll cruise the islands while you relax on the ample deck and enjoy the views of this picture perfect part of Northland. Keep your eye out for penguins, albatross, dolphins and orca whales among the wildlife.

You can enjoy a secluded bay where you will stop to swim, snorkel and laze on the beach.

Your Skipper, Gordon, will keep you informed on the areas you pass, while Natissa prepares a delicious lunch for your post-snorkel appetite.

Zig Zag is a 63ft catamaran with two bathrooms and a large, comfortable saloon.


  • Delicious Lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment

  • What to Bring:

  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sun Block
  • Camera


  • Adult $120
  • Child $60 (12 years & under)

  • Departure:

  • 10.00am ex Paihia, returning 4.00pm
  • 10.15am ex Russell, returning 4.15pm
  • You will be asked to state your pick up location at check out.

    Minimum numbers apply. Discount bookings confirmed with 6 or more people, smaller bookings wait-listed to confirm.

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    Robert from United Kingdom wrote on 26 March 2017

    Wonderful day - best way to see Bay of Islands

    As others have said, it's like being onboard a friends boat. A very relaxed day away from the crowds, well looked after with lunch and tea breaks and lovely island stops for walking, swimming or snorkelling. One of those memories to add to the collection.

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    Jen from New Zealand wrote on 21 March 2017

    Great day out

    My husband, kids, and I were all very impressed with this trip. Lovely hosts, delicious lunch and snacks, amazing scenery and stops. Very good 😊

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    Diana Smith from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2017

    Bay of Islands Day Cruise - Zig Zag Charters

    Very relaxing, friendly, accommodating. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were prepared and cooked on board as we sailed, and somehow a birthday cake was also made for one of the guests. Totally hassle free, relaxing lovely way to see some of the Bay of Islands, with a couple of stops and some local knowledge. Would definitely recommend this for people of all ages - youngest on this trip was probably 4/5, oldest was my Dad at 88, and all had a great day and were made very welcome by everybody on board.

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    Stephanie from New Zealand wrote on 12 March 2017

    Yes, do it!

    I would highly recommend this cruise for people who want to explore the Bay of Islands. The crew was amazing (Tish was very informative and nice), the views were incredible, and the sailing was smooth. We were also extremely lucky and randomly spotted some penguins and dolphins!

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    Lesa from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2017

    Perfect day

    Highly recommend this adventure! Great hosts, amazing food, stunning scenery....an experience that's good for the soul!

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