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Discover the stunning beauty of the Bay of Islands with a scenic cruise and helicopter flight from Paihia. Departing at 10am Cruise out into the bay by sea shuttle, which will take you to a remote island where you’ll be free to explore.
Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch as you will work up an appetite! You’ll have plenty of time to snorkel, swim in the clear waters, sun yourself on the beach or take a walk along one of the many island walking paths.
Later, board the sea shuttle and transfer to the helipad atop a large floating barge. Then take to the skies for breathtaking scenery, which includes bird’s-eye views of the islands and the Hole in the Rock, a famous natural formation only visible by sea or air, before returning to the mainland where your tour will finish.
All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.
What to bring
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a beach visit
Hats, sunscreen, swimwear/towels for swimming
Picnic lunch and drinks
Snorkeling equipment is available for hire, or alternatively you can bring your own
Please note that there are restrictions on what will fit in the helicopter, so please bring only necessary items
Scenic Bay of Islands cruise departing at 10am
Island stopover to explore at your leisure
Helicopter tour over the islands returning approximately 2pm
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
Seasonal from October to April, daily departure at 10am