Explore the Bay of Islands Scenic Cruise from Russell. A great way to see the best of the bay  Join the Albatross V for a laid back, relaxing 2 ½ hour cruise around the pristine waters of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy being invigorated by the light sea breezes and entertained with a lighthearted commentary about our marine life and the local area. Passing picturesque bays and rocky outcrops as well as islands alive with lush, green native bush, we’ll meander our way around the bay. We often encounter gannets diving, penguins and various bird life along the way so have your camera ready. You may even be privileged enough to get up close and personal with the local dolphins if they decide to ride the Albatross’s bow wave. Soak up the scenery as you enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee or something from our on board cafe. Departs Russell wharf; 8.00am    Returns; 10.30am Departs Russell wharf; 3.30pm    Returns; ن.00pm

Explore the Bay of Islands Scenic Cruise from Russell - Russell, New Zealand

Sightseeing Cruise
Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Price: Starting from $70.00 per person

A great way to see the best of the bay 

Join the Albatross V for a laid back, relaxing 2 ½ hour cruise around the pristine waters of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy being invigorated by the light sea breezes and entertained with a lighthearted commentary about our marine life and the local area. Passing picturesque bays and rocky outcrops as well as islands alive with lush, green native bush, we’ll meander our way around the bay. We often encounter gannets diving, penguins and various bird life along the way so have your camera ready. You may even be privileged enough to get up close and personal with the local dolphins if they decide to ride the Albatross’s bow wave. Soak up the scenery as you enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee or something from our on board cafe.

Departs Russell wharf; 8.00am    Returns; 10.30am

Departs Russell wharf; 3.30pm    Returns; ن.00pm

A great way to see the best of the bay 

Join the Albatross V for a laid back, relaxing 2 ½ hour cruise around the pristine waters of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy being invigorated by the light sea breezes and entertained with a lighthearted commentary about our marine life and the local area. Passing picturesque bays and rocky outcrops as well as islands alive with lush, green native bush, we’ll meander our way around the bay. We often encounter gannets diving, penguins and various bird life along the way so have your camera ready. You may even be privileged enough to get up close and personal with the local dolphins if they decide to ride the Albatross’s bow wave. Soak up the scenery as you enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee or something from our on board cafe.

Departs Russell wharf; 8.00am    Returns; 10.30am

Departs Russell wharf; 3.30pm    Returns;  6.00pm

Kororareka known as the birthplace of a nation or the hell hole of the Pacific is where this cruise starts, departing from Russell wharf you have the chance to come aboard and see the amazing Bay of Islands.

Departing twice daily at 8.00 am and 3.30 pm for an exploration into the natural beauty of this area. Sit back, chill and relax and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee as Albatross V meanders through the Islands. Learn about Cook’s landing (and the cannon ball story) and the gorgeous twin lagoon’s bay on Motuarohia island, learn how a French explorer tried to claim New Zealand as their own and the gruesome story of Assassination Cove, take in the splendour of the beautiful bays and beaches while taking in the natural environment and hearing about the rejuvenation process in place bringing back the birdsong to the area. The return trip takes you past the rugged side of the Islands where sea caves and rocky outcrops are prevalent showing another side of this marine paradise.

Your tour will include a laid back style commentary aimed at entertaining and enlightening to add to your knowledge of the amazing eco systems that we have here both in and out of the water.

The Bay is a nursery for many fish species which in turn brings the larger species in to feed so sightings of bottlenose Dolphins, common dolphins, orcas and whales along with a diverse range of sea birds are common and an absolute treat especially when the dolphins decide to ride the bow wave. Although we do not proactively search for marine mammals the “Albatross V” is a favourite with them and it is not strange for dolphins to come from miles around just to say hi.

At the conclusion of your trip make sure you ask your crew for the local secrets of the area and where to find the best food, sights, and other experiences as they are always willing to share their insider knowledge.

 

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Explore the Bay of Islands Scenic Cruise from RussellExplore the Bay of Islands Scenic Cruise from Russell - Sightseeing Cruise - Russell. Starting from $70.00 per person.

A great way to see the best of the bay 

Join the Albatross V for a laid back,...

 

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