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The Bay of Islands is famous for fishing. American author Zane Grey immortalised the Bay with "Tales of the Angler's Eldorado" published in the late 1920s.

Bay of Islands Fishing is some of the best in New Zealand with numerous fishing charter boats offering half day snapper fishing, full day kingfish and gamefish experiences, and longer private charters. We do request that you catch only what you can eat and put the bigger fish back - we want the Bay of Islands to be abundant with fish for generations to come!

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Hole In the Rock

Take a beautiful passage through the bay to see the Hole in the Rock

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Watch these incredible creatures in their natural environment

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Scenic Cruises

Explore the inlets, harbours and bays of the 144 islands while hearing our stories

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Overnight Cruises

Photograph sunsets, hear kiwi in the islands or enjoy swimming under the night sky

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Experience one of the world's top sailing destinations - at the helm or as a guest

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Explore magnificent coastline and inland waterways under your own paddle power

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Jet Ski

Enjoy the Bay of Islands your way - adrenaline pumping adventure or peaceful & relaxing

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