Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very checkered past. Spend a comfortable hour aboard our Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest not easily covered on foot. Discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New Zealand and why we locals love it so much.
Duke of Marlborough Hotel, the Police Station, Flagstaff Hill, Long Beach, Adobe Cottage, Queens View, Matauwhi Bay, Pompallier House, Tapeka, Christ’s Anglican Church, Museum and the township.
Tours depart daily from Russell Wharf
Oct – Apr 10am 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm 4pm
May – Sept 11pm 12pm 1pm 2pm
Adults $30 children $15 under 5’s free
Charter rate and group concessions available on request.
What better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water!
Hire our Motorboat, Catamarans, Kayaks, Paddleboards and Row Boat (with outboard) in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Cruise on a Motorboat: Get out on the water with our Motorboat and cruise to an island or two in our part of the Bay of Islands. Try your luck fishing, diving or snorkelling.
Sail a Hobie catamaran: Go sailing on one of our Hobie catamarans. Enjoy with friends or family. Can be exciting when the wind’s up.
Paddle a Kayak: Choose from single or double kayaks and enjoy the bay in and around Russell.
Get on a Paddleboard: Our easy to use standup paddleboards come with a FREE lesson.
Row boats: With or without an outboard. Ideal for a cruise or row around the bay close to or a nearby fishing spots.
Russell Boat and Beach Hire are:
John: a Kiwi who spent much of his childhood fishing at Castlepoint and in the Marlborough Sounds. After living in Australia then Scotland for 20 years working in IT software development and PC repairs he found Russell
Maggie: originates from Scotland spending many years as a primary school teacher.