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Bay of Islands - Bareboat Charter

"The scene which unfolded was indeed a most surprising place. It was full of an innumerable quantity of islands forming as many harbours which must be as smooth as mill ponds as they landlock one another numberless times." Sir Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first expedition to New Zealand in 1769.... and nothing has changed

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EXPLORE THE ISLANDS

Explore the main islands of the bay - Roberton, Urupukapuka and Motukiekie. Well-marked tramping trails take you through forest and across grasslands to reveal powerful views of sea and sky. If the season is right, dive or snorkel for scallops and crayfish.

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DEEP WATER COVE

While cruising outside the islands, dolphins appear off the bow and click their playful welcome as you stop all engines to join them for a swim. At Deep Water Cove you climb the waterfall to the pool at the top for another unforgettable view.

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CAPE BRETT - HORSESHOE HARBOUR

Point your bow up the coast and around the lighthouse of Cape Brett, past the Hole in the Rock and on to the isolated horseshoe harbour of Whangamumu. Mount an expedition ashore to explore the remains of the ancient whaling station, recalling the times of long wooden oars and hand thrown harpoons. Back in the tranquility of the bay, refreshed and relaxed, you gaze mesmerised as the sun sets over a cocktail on the aft deck - bathing the world in warm hues of red, gold and yellow.

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WHANGAROA - KINGFISH LODGE

Continue your explorations of the islands or cruise north to Whangaroa Harbour for an evening ashore at Kingfish Lodge - a luxury hideaway favoured by local and international celebrities, accessible only by water.