Overnight sailing cruises, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

sailing-new-zealand-bay-of-islandsWelcome 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$ 795.00 per person.

A word on the aftermath of Covid-19: We will be running the coming 2023/24 season as planned and we hope that numbers will increase from last year. We will try our best to make cruises happen but we do need a minimum number of passengers to make it viable. Consequently, our focus will lie on group bookings or pooling interested parties together to make cruises possible. Please contact us for taylor-made cruises. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.