Sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, relaxing & hiking: some of activities you can enjoy while cruising Bay Of Islands style with Vigilant Yacht Charters.


A fun packed day full of activities awaits you! With countless beaches to stop off at the choice is all yours. In the morning we will take our time getting to one of the many beautiful islands in the bay. Which one we choose may depend on the weather, the wind, what you want to do, or just whatever takes our fancy. Once we arrive, you may simply decide to spend your afternoon strolling along the sandy white shorelines or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you could do one or all of the following.


One of the many joys of cruising Bay of Islands style is that between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula there are 144 islands to visit, although sadly we can’t show you them all. Almost every island is blessed with a stunning lookout offering panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. That’s why walking up to one of them is strongly recommended. Don’t forget to bring your camera!


Vigilant always carries two one-man sea kayaks, and we’re happy to throw them in the water for you. Most of the islands have awesome little caves you can paddle over to and check out, or you can just look around the stunning bay we’ll be anchored in!


You and your friends should definitely jump in and have a look at the underwater wonders of the Bay of Islands. We carry masks, snorkels as well as fins onboard Vigilant, so feel free to ask the crew for the best areas to try and spot some fish.


Of course, if you’re more interested in simply lounging on the beautiful sandy beach, no one will stop you!


Last but not least, we will definitely be doing some sailing during our trip. We are quite spoiled here in the Bay of Islands when it comes to sailing conditions, so have no fear, the sails will be raised!


The Bay is teeming with wildlife. Make sure to bring your camera in case we spot dolphins, sharks, orcas, penguins as well as an array of seabirds.

Cruising Bay of Islands style involves spending up to two hours one of the many islands, so you’ll have more than enough time to participate in all the activities mentioned. Above all, we want to be sure you have a good day out, so make sure you let us know in advance if there is anything in particular that you’d prefer to do.

Nik (your skipper) is born in NZ & knows all the local islands.