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  • Location:Paihia, New Zealand
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)
Experience the best of the Bay of Islands with a cruise and helicopter tour from Paihia. Hop aboard the sea shuttle for a scenic cruise out to the bay, and stop at a remote island to swim, snorkel or just relax. Then take to the skies with a helicopter tour over the islands, finishing on the mainland.


  • Scenic cruise of the Bay of Islands from Paihia
  • Swim, snorkel or relax on a remote island
  • Helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands

What You Can Expect

Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

Bay of Islands Heli-cruise

Discover the stunning beauty of the Bay of Islands with a scenic cruise and helicopter flight from Paihia. Cruise out into the bay by sea shuttle, which will take you to a remote island where you’ll be free to explore.

Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch as you will work up an appetite! You’ll have plenty of time to snorkel, swim in the clear waters, sun yourself on the beach or take a walk along one of the many island walking paths.

Later, board the sea shuttle and transfer to the helipad atop a large floating barge. Then take to the skies for breathtaking scenery, which includes bird’s-eye views of the islands and the Hole in the Rock, a famous natural formation only visible by sea or air, before returning to the mainland where your tour will finish.

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.


What to bring

  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a beach visit
  • Hats, sunscreen, swimwear/towels for swimming
  • Picnic lunch and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment is available for hire, or alternatively you can bring your own
Please note that there are restrictions on what will fit in the helicopter, so please bring only necessary items
From USD $ 206.98

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Tour code: 5323SAHC


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