Relaxing Russell Lunch Cruise

Explore some historic sites on a calm water cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands with Darryl and his friendly crew. Depart from Waitangi and travel along the coast towards Opua before heading over to Okiato. Pass Omata estate vineyard and Kororareka oyster farms along the way. Your cruise turns towards historic Russell, once known as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’ by whalers, traders and sealers, Russell was the North Islands’s original port. Today, Russell is a picturesque waterfront village full of old homesteads, historic churches and wooden cottages. Disembark in Russell to explore the township on your own for approximately one hour, before re-boarding the boat to cruise back to Paihia Wharf.
  • Location

    Bay Of Islands

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $109.99
    Children (12 & under) from $59.99

  • Lunch included!


Please bring your camera!


Enjoy a New Zealand inspired lunch onboard

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
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Our Destination Team know the ports back-to-front. They're available onboard and in port to answer your questions.

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Our Shore Tours are developed in partnership with the indigenous land owners to ensure they benefit from our visits as much as our guests. We also ensure professional ecologists to help us achieve a minimal environmental footprint.

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