Sail the Bay of Islands with us, Kingfisher Yacht Charters. We will take you on a cruise where you will explore the beautiful bays and sights it has to offer.
Feel the gentle breeze in your hair and warm sun on your back and your cares slip away as our beautiful yachts glide smoothly through the clean clear waters of the bay. Day sails are from $110 per person with half price for 12 years and under.
Cruises all include morning tea/coffee with Sue’s yummy freshly baked muffins and a delicious lunch made from the freshest Northland produce.
Kingfisher – A 11.6 metre New Zealand designed yacht taking up to 8 guests or
Kama Lua – A 14 metre Island Packet luxury yacht taking up to 12 guests
This is the most awesome way to see the bay of Islands –Exclusive yacht charters are also available – make the boat yours for the day, Sue and Stephen Western.
In 1887, Albert Ernest Fuller launched the “Undine” sailing vessel in the Bay of Islands to deliver coal supplies to the islands within the Bay.
With the fitting of a motor in the early 1900s, Fuller was able to deliver the coal and essential supplies to communities as far out as Cape Brett.
In 1927 Fuller acquired the “Cream Trip” from Edmund Lane – with the facilities on board to transport cream from the islands, and by the 1960s, the well known ‘Bay Belle’ started this run.
Today, Fullers GreatSights continues this fine tradition and operates the most comprehensive fleet of cruises and tours in Northland, including Dolphin Cruises to the Hole in the Rock, Cape Reinga Day Tours, and Overnight Cruises.
The Stand, Russell 0202
Opening Hours – Russell
November 1st – December 25th 7:30am till 6:00pm
December 26th – January 31st 7:30am till 7:00pm
February 1st – March 31st 7:30am till 6:00pm
April 1st until after ANZAC day 7:30am to 5:30pm
Paihia: 7:00am – 6:00pm
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!
Enjoy a days fishing on our self drive boats, easy to use paddleboards or kayaks or our easy to sail catamarans.
If you’ve never tried sailing before we can book you a short lesson to get you going.
We’ve also got row boats, with or without outboards which are ideal for fishing.
The water not for you? Our bikes are suitable for cycling around the town of Russell or over to the safe swimming beach at Long Beach. For the more adventurous why not try cycling up Flagstaff Hill where the views are breathtaking. Whilst at the top why not cycle over to magical Tapeka where Sandy Bay and Rocky Bay await you.
The self-drive boat is 15ft and powered by a 70HP Yamaha two stroke outboard and is available for 1/2 day, full day and longer hires. Ideal for fishing or cruising for a picnic or BBQ with friends and family. Safety gear includes life jackets, VHF, paddle, boat hook and we log your departure with Russell Radio.
Hires for all water sports include life jackets and the bike hire includes helmet, security lock and local map.
Russell Boat and Bike 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.
Maggie: originates from Scotland spending many years as a primary school teacher.
VIGILANT IS A CLASSIC 42FT YACHT AVAILABLE FOR DAY SAILS AND OVERNIGHT CHARTERS IN RUSSELL, BAY OF ISLANDS.
Step on board our stunning 42ft classic cutter sailing yacht, and experience the Bay of Islands from a whole new vantage point. Built from New Zealand native timber, Vigilant Yacht Charters offers a comfortable and spacious sailing experience for up to 10 people.
Capture the magic of this classic single mast yacht as you sail around the aquatic playground of the bay of islands.
Design your own day, your own custom built adventure, aboard this 12 metre fully equipped yacht which offers you the very best in quality, comfort and safety and where your experienced skipper and crew are on board to ensure you have a day to remember.