Your day sailing adventure

Your 6hr day adventure includes

  • Relaxing day sail
  • A chance to feel the magic of Dolphins – Dolphin watching and or /swim
  • Lovely beaches on Island stopover
  • Safe and easy Snorkeling
  • Beautiful island scenic walks

Sail the Bay of Islands – New Zealand

  • Sail amongst the beautiful bay of Islands on our 50ft spacious sailing catamaran “CARINO NZ”, our yacht is purpose built for day sailing in the Bay of Islands
  • Help the crew set and trim the sails
  • Relax and enjoy your view from our spacious decks
  • Watch for penguins, petrels and other ocean birds

Dolphin watching/ or swimming

  • We are the only sailing yacht licensed by Department of Conservation to interact with dolphins in the Bay of Islands
  • A chance to swim with wild dolphins. Here in the Bay of Islands we have very strict rules and regulations for conduct around wild dolphins. (conditions apply)
  • Watch wild dolphins acting as they do in the wild
  • Learn from our experienced crew to understand and appreciated the magic of wild dolphins
  • Watch our adopted dolphins “ Bad Jelly and Jim” or other dolphins we know by sight and their names
  • We are conscious of the need to protect the dolphins and respect their habitat. Interaction with the dolphins (especially swimming) is at the dolphins’ invitation. (DOC regulations)
  • Enjoy baby dolphin calves learning to swim ( birthing season late spring to summer)
  • The Bay of Islands is a unique location for bottlenose dolphins, as it provides them with abundant food and security for resting and breeding and is part of their large home territory
  • On board Carino NZ, great viewing of dolphins is to be had all around the yacht.
  • See our ‘swim with dolphins guidelines’
  • A portion of your fare goes towards dolphin research in the Bay of Islands

Explore island beaches and island walks

  • Your skipper will find a suitable calm island cove to enjoy. A wide range of activities awaits
  • Snorkeling – all equipment is provided. See our ‘snorkeling tips’
  • Scenic walks on Department of Conservation tracks are accessible on all islands, with spectacular Bay views.
  • Relax on the beach in the sun, or maybe beach comb for that unique shell souvenir
  • The BBQ lunch is held back aboard CARINO NZ. It is a kiwi style BBQ. Vegetarians are also catered for on request. CARINO NZ has a fully licensed bar, with a range of New Zealand beers wines and cool drinks.