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  • Location: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Sail around the beautiful 144 islands on-board "Lion New Zealand", the late Sir Peter Blake's 80 foot maxi-yacht. Take the opportunity to join the crew and get involved - help raise the main sail or experience the thrill of taking the helm. If you are feeling less energetic and would like to just sit back, relax and watch you are more than welcome to. This is the best sailing adventure the Bay of Islands has to offer.


  • Sail around the Bay of Islands on the world famous 80 foot maxi-yacht, "Lion New Zealand"
  • Enjoy lunch at beautiful Otehei Bay
  • Time for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and relaxing on the beach

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What You Can Expect

Bay of Islands Full-Day Sailing including Lunch

Bay of Islands Full-day Sailing by Catamaran including Lunch

The "Lion New Zealand"was built for the 1985/86 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race and won the infamous 1984 Sydney to Hobart . This is an opportunity to experience the exhilarating ride aboard this impressive maxi-yacht, sailing the Bay of Islands. Get involved and help trim the sails, take to the helm exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and relax.

There is also a stop at Otehei Bay for lunch and activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, island walks and time to enjoy the beach at this amazing location before sailing back to the shore in the afternoon.

Please note: This product only operates in the summer months from October to April each year

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Really excellent day out. A highlight of our holiday

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Weather makes huge difference on such an activity and we had a perfect day. The crew were also very helpful and very friendly. Really it was the hilight of our 2 week NZ holiday

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