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BUCKET LIST CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands

Location: Opua

Bucket List Charters are based in Opua, the gateway to the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands. We are one of New Zealand's premier charter vessels. Accommodating intimate groups of up to 8 people overnight, or 25 guests for a day trip, we cater for a range of activities including sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling, tramping, water skiing and marine encounters...(more)

COROMANDEL FISHING CHARTERS - Te Kouma

Location: Coromandel - Far North

Coromandel Fishing Charters specialise in affordable fishing experiences that give you the opportunity to catch snapper and other New Zealand fish species. Our charters depart from Hannaford's Wharf which is located in Te Kouma (only 10 minutes from Coromandel Town). Our modern vessel Joint Venture is comfortable, fast and the ideal fishing platform...(more)

SAIL FEARLESS - Taupo

Location: Lake Taupo

Sail Fearless has got to be the not-so-buried treasure of Great Lake Taupo. "Be Fearless" and take an amazing pirate-themed sailing trip on Great Lake Taupo, sailing to the Maori Rock carvings. It's a great affordable and family friendly cruise...(more)

VIP MILFORD - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland

Travel in style with VIP Milfords' all inclusive Bus Tour! Travelling in luxury 18-seater Mercedes air-conditioned coach to Milford with local driver ensures comfort throughout your journey. The scenic cruise or nature cruise is the ultimate way to see Milford Sound. You'll be treated to photo opportunities and short walks that locals recommend, and an informative commentary throughout your trip...(more)

EXPLORE GROUP - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland Harbour

We have the sailing experience to suit everybody, no experience necessary! Take an Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise, enjoy a three-course meal on-board as the sun goes down, or sail/race an authentic America's Cup Yacht. No better way to experience the City of Sails than on the water. Select from the many sailing experiences we have to offer...(more)

DEEP COVE CHARTERS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland

Experience a unique overnight cruise on the beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound with the team at Deep Cove Charters. Set in the spectacular Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, our overnight cruises are small (max, 12 guests), personal and friendly. We are Kiwi Owner Operators (real locals!). Join us for a memory of a lifetime!..(more)

HAHEI EXPLORER CATHEDRAL COVE BOAT TOUR - Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel

The Hahei Explorer is an hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Black Cat Cruises in Lyttelton Harbour provide ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Private charters also available. Discover and learn about the history of Quail Island, or pack a picnic and visit Diamond Harbour - great for swimming. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

KAWAU CRUISES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Warkworth

Kawau Cruises invite you to enjoy a romantic weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding destination, holiday with the family or a short break with friends. It doesn't matter what excuse you use to spend more time on the truly unique, scenic and historic wonderland of Kawau Island, or destinations in the Hauraki Gulf - Kawau Cruises ensure a hassle-free occasion...(more)

ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Southland - South Catlins

Visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. New Zealand's best wildlife tour. Our unrivalled 'Peninsula Encounter' offers close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories...(more)

TOUR ZEALAND - Auckland

Location: Bay of Plenty

Starting with a conversation to get your journey underway, Tour Zealand creates a privately guided journey especially for you, hand-picked experiences to suit your individual style. Jane and the team are seasoned travellers who love to trout fish, hike, mountain bike and embrace nature, photography and adventure along the way. Come join us, share New Zealand’s unique beauty...(more)

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DOLPHIN SEAFARIS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Responsible Dolphin Encounters, viewing and swimming. Our awesome Dolphin Encounters depart daily from Tauranga Bridge Marina aboard our spacious high-speed catamaran. Fully-equipped with huge foredeck for dolphin viewing suitable for all passengers to enjoy the wild dolphins surfing on the bow, our boat is comfortable, stable and very family-friendly. Our swim-bars provide close swimming encounters with the wild common dolphins...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Stewart Island

Location: Southland

Discover Stewart Island, a natural world of lush bush and stunning coastline, renowned for its abundant birdlife, crystal clear waters and rich marine life. We operate Stewart Island Ferry service, daytime and multi-day cruises, tours and car, scooter and mountain bike rentals...(more)

FULLERS GREATSIGHTS DOLPHIN CRUISES - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Explore this subtropical area, its stunning beauty and fascinating history with Fullers GreatSights Dolphin Cruises. Proud to be part of the history of the Bay of Islands and look forward to sharing the story of where it all began. Discover the hidden secrets of the Bay of Islands, see marine wildlife at play and experience New Zealand's warmest-waters...(more)

FIORDLAND OUTDOORS CO. - Te Anau, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Fiordland Outdoors Company offers you authentic tailor-made adventures in Fiordland National Park. Milford Track/Kepler Track/Jet Boat Fishing/Fly Fishing/Private Fiordland Journeys..(more)

AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Our environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour is one of a kind! Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms without disrupting their environment, before having some basic, personal sail training. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Guests will love this 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Bay of Plenty

Sail Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. Barbary is equipped for all conditions—if the wind dies down her eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, or if you fancy a real sailing adventure, come aboard when the wind is up, and enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest!). Barbary has been sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983...(more)

EXPLORE GROUP - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

There is something for everyone on our many cruise experiences. Explore Group is a boutique cruise operator. We offer cruises that showcase the unique landscape of the Bay of Islands in Northland. Discover the Hole in the Rock, cruise through the archipelago of over 144 islands, view marine wildlife, journey to Cape Reinga, visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka island...(more)

PERFECT DAY CRUISES - Tutukaka

Location: Northland

Come on board our purpose built multi-deck cruise boat with all facilities - Perfect Day. We'll take you on a tour to show you the splendour of the Poor Knights Islands, including a visit right inside the world's largest sea cave. Enjoy snorkelling and kayaking whilst a delicious buffet lunch is prepared...(more)

KINGFISHER YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

Kingfisher Yacht Charters are highly-experienced and helpful-hosts with extensive knowledge of this historic area. Cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands on our yacht, providing complete comfort and safety as you sail around this natural wonderland, the jewel in the crown of the North Island. Specialising in sailing tours for small groups, families and exclusive charters in Bay of Islands...(more)

CHRISTCHURCH SEA KAYAKING - Central Christchurch

Location: New Brighton

Christchurch Sea Kayaking offer guided tours in double sea kayaks down the beautiful Avon river. See the City from a different perspective. With many highlights such as the Red Zone, migrating and native wading birds and great views of the Port Hills, this is a fantastic trip for everyone. All equipment provided, no experience necessary and shuttle provided afterwards...(more)

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

Experience isolated, beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised tour of Doubtful Sound. By day watch playful marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork or Weka! Activities include fishing, swimming and star gazing. Join our wonderful journey of discovery today...(more)

AUCKLAND SEA SHUTTLES - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland Harbour

Auckland Sea Shuttles will take you where you want, when you want. You can book a time that suits you! We're a professional chartered water-taxi service in the Hauraki Gulf, making Auckland and its neighbouring islands accessible for you to enjoy. We'll take you on family days out, fishing and diving trips, or around the harbour at night...(more)

FIORDLAND EXPEDITIONS LTD - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

Your friendly crew will welcome you aboard with a glass of bubbly to set the mood as you take in the majesty of this amazing World Heritage area. Enjoy cruising amongst breath-taking mountain scenery as your captain gives an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, while playful bottle-nose dolphins swim alongside...(more)

KAPITI ISLAND NATURE TOURS - Kapiti Coast, Wellington

Location: Wellington - Waikanae

Kapiti Island stands as 'the jewel in the crown of New Zealand's conservation estate' and as a 'Nature Reserve' it remains the most protected of public lands, and today the sheer abundance and diversity of birdlife gives testimony to the decades of careful management, good planning and much hard work...(more)

BAREFOOT SAILING ADVENTURES

Location: Northland

Enjoy a magical day exploring the Bay of Islands on a catamaran. Great value 6 hour sailing cruise with all activities and food included. A 2 hour stopover at our chosen island destination to enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, native birdlife, scenic walks. Evening cruises available also, Dec-March. Enjoy a 'day in the bay, the kiwi way,' with the Barefoot crew...(more)

BAY EXPLORER DOLPHIN, WILDLIFE & ISLAND CRUISES - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

Award winning #1 boatcruises in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Full-Day Island & Wildlife Cruise or Half-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. A genuine kiwi nature experience. Watch wild dolphins swimming up close. Orca killer whales, sharks, seasonal whale watching, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish & seabirds. Join us on our large spacious boat for a shared lifetime experience. Bring the camera...(more)

NORTHLAND DIVE - Whangaruru

Location: Paihia

Northland Dive offers world-class diving for tec to open water divers, dive courses, gear hire, air fills, accommodation and meals, plus a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere. Northland Dive Lodge is geared to accommodate independent divers and large dive groups. Variety of après-dive entertainment such as pool, darts, tv/dvd, reading material, cards and board games...(more)

FREIGHTER TRAVEL (NZ) - Worldwide

Location: New Zealand

Join a voyage aboard a cargo ship from almost anywhere in the world to New Zealand or home again... we can provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. You can visit places you have only dreamed about and return home with a store of adventures and memories to cherish...(more)

BOOM SAILING - WHITIANGA

Location: Coromandel - Hot Water Beach

Take in Coromandel Icons like Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve, and Cooks Beach, on an action-packed and chilled-out exploration of Mercury Bay. Pure Sailing Fun for just you, the great outdoors and the wind whistling through your hair! There is no better way to experience the Coromandel! Or even hire out the entire boat with our experienced skipper!..(more)

SEAL SWIM KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

This is one of those nature experiences that opens your mind to the magnificence of our natural environment and inhabitants. A must do in New Zealand. Recently listed by 'Lonely Planet' as one of the top 10 Marine Encounters Worldwide, snorkelling with fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. A true unique experience...(more)

GO ORANGE CRUISE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Experience the longest, least crowded and best valued 2-hour cruise on Milford Sound or a full day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the majestic mountains, rainforest, wildlife and sea creatures. Or jump in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures...(more)

ABEL TASMAN SEA SHUTTLES - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson

Visit the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort, safety and style with experienced skippers from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Seven-days-a-week service. All trips offer scenic viewing stops and commentaries about the stunning Abel Tasman National Park features. See wildlife, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush native bush...(more)

ORCA WILD ADVENTURES - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

Orca Wild Adventures invite you to Swim with dolphins on a truly memorable & magical adventure that you will cherish for a lifetime. This takes place in the Tauranga Moana coastal region with the most experienced crew in the Bay of Plenty. Depending on the sea and weather conditions you may visit Tuhua (Mayor Island), Karewa or Motiti Island...(more)

CITY OF SAILS TOURS - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Welcome to City of Sails Tours. Enjoy breath-taking views from volcanoes and beaches. We provide custom tours to many destinations and activities in Aotearoa's North Island or choose from one of our planned or personalised tours. We'll show you the best of Auckland from a local's perspective in a small group. Let us know and we'll take you there!..(more)

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ABEL TASMAN ECO TOURS - Motueka

Location: Nelson

Personalized boat tours and guided walks. Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to remote inland parts of the track. Local van tours explore the treasures of the Abel Tasman, its ecology and history, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Treasures van tour combines short walks, rivers, beaches, and a cave...(more)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Warkworth

Fully guided and catered charters on our beautiful 11m launch, Kokomo. Ready to take you on an adventure of your choice. Discover remote islands and great dive spots in the 1.2 million hectares of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park...(more)

VIGILANT YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

Vigilant Yacht Charters depart form Russell allowing you to enjoy cruising and exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands on a day or overnight charter. With countless beaches and coves at which to stop off, you may decide to spend your afternoon strolling along the sandy, white shoreline, relaxing on the beach or, taking your pick of the water activities offered...(more)

R&R KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson - Nelson City

We are a small family-owned sea kayak company. Take advantage of our many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!..(more)

SCENIC PACIFIC TOURS - Milford Sound, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Tour New Zealand's stunning Fiordland National Park and cruise Milford Sound, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Daily tours from Christchurch and Queenstown. Our Milford Sound tours are exciting, refreshing and memorable - your trip of a lifetime. Explore the world famous Milford Sound in the Fiordland World Heritage Park and enjoy a scenic cruise of Milford Sound...(more)

R TUCKER THOMPSON DAY SAIL - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

Experience the beautiful Bay of Islands as they did in Captain Cook's day and sail aboard the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson. This sailing trip is the ideal way for you explore the Bay of Islands in comfort and style. Be part of the crew and help set the sails, or relax and let our friendly crew look after you...(more)

UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

Location: Wanganui

Experience canoeing down the Whanganui River. Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out what makes the Whanganui River such an amazing place. Beautiful scenery, gourmet food, leisurely pace - what more could you want? Personally guided by owner/operator Hayden Potaka, with many years experience paddling the Whanganui River...(more)

RELAXING JOURNEYS - New Zealand

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Choose from over 500 New Zealand tours. We are New Zealand owned and operated and cater for the discerning traveller, travellers on a budget, and travellers who have already arrived. Our unique selection of tours and sightseeing activities have been hand-picked and meticulously planned to ensure your holiday in New Zealand will be remembered forever...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin is the beautiful harbour of Akaroa, near Christchurch. Come on our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or join us another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Experience the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Departing directly from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, be welcomed aboard our 20 metre, purpose-built vessel 'Dolphin Explorer' for an unforgettable marine mammal eco-safari out on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 4.5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, including guaranteed whale and dolphin viewing – or you get a free trip on us!..(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland

Real Journeys is a locally owned company offering an outstanding range of tours in Milford Sound. Both day and overnight cruises that explore this magnificent fiord. Luxury coach transfers from Queenstown and Te Anau and flight connections to and from Milford Sound and Queenstown...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS KAYAKING - Paihia

Location: Paihia

We offer boutique, guided Sea Kayaking Tours from our bases in Paihia and Otehei Bay. Our Kayak Tours start from a fun day tour, or if you want a real adventure we also hire kayaks for multi-day self-guided kayak and camping experiences to the outer islands. The perfect way to get away from the crowds and at your own pace...(more)

SHE'S A LADY YACHT CHARTERS - Paihia

Location: Paihia

Offering a full day sailing trip in the beautiful Bay of Islands or private charters and sunset tours are the team at She's A Lady Sailing Charters. Join us for a sailing adventure in the with a small personalised group. Help helm and learn the ropes. Fishing while under sail. Island stop with heaps of time ashore...(more)

STEADFAST TRADITIONAL SAIL - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough

Steadfast is a big, beautiful, gaff cutter based in glorious Marlborough Sounds offering traditional sailing at its best. Day cruises from French Pass, extended cruises throughout Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay. Available for both private and corporate charters. We also offer educational experiences to school groups. Join in the work of setting and handling sail, or just relax...(more)

E-KO TOURS - Picton and the Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds and Picton are one of the last undiscovered areas of New Zealand. Unique features of the area include over 1000 square kilometres of predator free islands - great for experiencing wild birds animals in their natural environment. We have a team of passionate guides who love to show off our scenery, wildlife, people and more...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS SAILING/GUNGHA II - Bay of Islands and Beyond

Location: Northland

Awesome day sailing adventure on our 65 foot ocean going yacht GUNGHA II. Exciting, funny and informal cruise. Unique island stopover, snorkel gear and lovely fresh lunch included! We depart from Paihia (Russell transfers included). Freephone 0800478900 or text to 0274770354. November thru April - Bay of Islands. May thru October - Tonga, Fiji and Beyond...(more)

GRAND CRU FISHING CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands, Northland

Location: Northland - Whangaroa Harbour

Come fishing in the beautiful Bay of Islands for one day or longer with the team from Grand Cru Fishing Charters. Whether you wish to Fish all Day or do a Combo Fishing Charter/Sightseeing Cruise; or maybe a full day of sightseeing exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands, Let us know how we can provide the trip of your dreams...(more)

ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

Location: Nelson

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offer day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day tour options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40 people...(more)

PELORUS MAIL BOAT - Havelock

Location: Marlborough - Havelock

During our summer season, Nov-Apr, you can join us on our Mail Boat 7-days a week and from May-Oct, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With our all-day cruises, you'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in secluded bays, delivering supplies/mail the way it's been done for decades. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ulva Island Explorer

Location: Southland

See Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a Paterson Inlet Cruise and visit Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary on our Stewart Island cruises. We also operate Stewart Island Ferry services and car, scooter and mountain bike rentals...(more)

ABEL TASMAN CHARTERS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson

Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments all included...(more)

GO JETS - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Jump on an exhilarating jetboat ride down the mighty Clutha River with Go Jets Wanaka. See spectacular scenery, navigate fast flowing waters and pass old gold mining sites until you reach the "Devils Nook". You will pass under the historic "Red Bridge", camera stops and numerous 360 degree spins will be carried out during the trip. Pick up i-site Wanaka...(more)

PADDLE BOARD ROTORUA - Lake Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Lake Rotoiti

Paddle Board Rotorua provide amazing guided tours of Rotorua's scenic lakes and nature surrounds, while experiencing the freedom of paddle boarding. Enjoy a breathtaking scenic sunset paddle across the lake before adventuring through caves filled with constellations of glowworms. Our Glowworm paddleboard tour is perfect for all skill levels...(more)

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EZYFISHING CHARTERS - Bay of Plenty

Location: Lake Rotorua

Lindsay Hunt is the owner/operator of His Nibs. He's been a hunter & fisherman since his childhood and takes pride in sharing his passion with travelers from all over the world. He'll do everything possible to give you the best day out the beautiful Bay Of Plenty can offer, whether it's world famous Taupo trout or a back-country hunting experience...(more)

PELORUS TOURS - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

Pelorus Tours invite you to Discover the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. They provide services for: Boat hire, Transport, Tours, Cruises, Fishing, Scalloping, Pelorus Sounds Mussel Farm Cruises, Sounds Winery Tours, Educational Eco-Tours, Maud Island Tours, Garden Tours, DOC Bush walks, Corporate/Family Functions...(more)

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WHALE WATCH - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury

New Zealand's ultimate year-round nature experience offers exciting close encounters with giant sperm whales. Kaikoura's semi-resident sperm whales share their unique world with many other animals, including other whale and dolphin species, seals and albatross - all regularly sighted on tours. Our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your Whale Watch tour doesn't see a whale...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Queenstown

Location: Otago

Real Journeys is a locally owned company with a variety of excursions at Walter Peak High Country Farm combined with scenic lake cruises on board the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship. Choose between farm tours, horse trekking or a gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant in a beautiful lakeside setting...(more)

BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRIES - Wellington/Picton NZ

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Experience warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. Offering spectacular scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton—there's no better way to travel across Cook Strait...(more)

TEKAPO JET - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

Tekapo Jet is the only licensed jet boat operation on Lake Tekapo. You'll be treated to gorgeous views of ancient glacial valleys with remote high country sheep stations in the distance, stopping at some of Lake Tekapo's iconic landmarks. The best way to see The Lake...(more)

ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Join the crew of the Manawanui on an exciting three-day sailing expedition around the Bay of Islands. Go snorkelling in crystal clear waters, kayaking around uninhabited islands, try catching your own fresh seafood or enjoy walking on deserted beaches to experience the true magic of this special part of New Zealand. At night we anchor in secluded bays...(more)

INTERISLANDER COOK STRAIT FERRY - Picton - Wellington - Picton

Location: Wellington - Ferry Terminal

The three-hour, 92-kilometre journey between Picton and Wellington is one of NZ's most iconic tourist experiences and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular ferry crossings in the world. Up to 11 crossings a day, carrying passengers and vehicles. Comfort, friendly hospitality and service with Wi-Fi, cinemas, premium lounges, children's playgrounds, en suite cabins and much more on board...(more)

ABEL TASMAN WAKA TOURS - WAKA ABEL TASMAN - Kaiteriteri

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Group Journeys, Haerenga ā-rōpū.
Let us create a unique experience for your school, business, iwi, tour or team-building group. Paddle as a group along the coast, try your hand at racing, or ask us to design a customised adventure, especially for your crew. Watch fresh air, exercise and co-operation work their wonders. Each double-hulled waka seats a maximum of 11 people...(more)

AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch, the Fox II. See seals, penguins, albatross, and other sea birds on this sailing experience; as crew, or simply relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hours, departing twice daily from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Perfect for company functions, weddings or private charters...(more)

WINDBORNE CHARTERS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel

Sail on the Windborne, a 62 ft. gaff rigged topsail schooner that has been sailing the oceans of the world since 1928. Windborne Charters offer 1-day cruises to 4-day adventure vacations in the most scenic and romantic cruising grounds of the Mercury Bay and surrounding Islands...(more)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: Coromandel - Hahei

Unique two-hour eco adventure to Cathedral Cove and the surrounding marine reserve. Get close to stunning volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and sea caves. Spot many different species of fish plus crayfish, stingrays, octopus, kinna and more. Watch the marine life through the glass in the comfort of the cabin or take the plunge and experience sensational snorkeling with equipment provided...(more)

KEWPIE SCENIC HARBOUR CRUISE - Mount Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Join a Scenic Cruise on the iconic KEWPIE, cruising the inner Tauranga Harbour and visiting isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar...(more)

ECO WANAKA ADVENTURES - Wanaka

Location: Otago

Mou Waho Island Nature Walk and Lake Cruise. Take a Cruise to this magical reserve and walk the track to the Arethusa Pool near the summit for stunning lake and alpine views. catch a glimpse of the rare flightless Buff Weka (half-day) or combine with a 4WD backcountry adventure for the Wanaka Nature Encounter (full day). Queenstown departures available...(more)

CATHEDRAL COVE SCENIC TOURS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel

Scenic boat tours from Whitianga on the Coromandel. Cruise past the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and into Cooks blowhole, visit Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. Five-star TripAdvisor rating excellence awards for last 6yr. Now a Hall of Fame recipient in TripAdvisor. Explore the spectacular volcanic coastline, amazing sea-caves including the impressive Orua Cave. Swim or snorkel within the Marine Reserve...(more)