Full Day Sailing in the Bay of Islands
Hop aboard Vigilant and enjoy a beautiful day sailing in the Bay of Islands. We only take 10 passengers, the small group allows you to lounge on the yacht comfortably and enjoy the islands privately. Our skipper grew up in Russell and knows plenty about it's history which he will be happy to share with you.Vigilant is a beautiful traditional 42 ft Cutter rig yacht with a wineglass transom, teak decks, and a swamp kauri wooden interior. Enjoy an adventure away from the crowds of sightseers. Here, you can steer your own experience by helping the skipper at the helm, hoisting the sails or, if you prefer, just relaxing on deck while you journey from island to island. If you wish, you can swim on one of the beaches, snorkel and kayak. Comb the shores and walk around to see some great lookouts with panoramic views of the islands.Come sailing with us in the gorgeous Bay of Islands! Departure is at 10am from the Russell wharf. • calm morning sail, wildlife spotting (penguins, sharks, dolphins, etc) • 1130-12pm, island exploration time! Tender to shore to hike to a gorgeous lookout, snorkel, kayak or simply lounge on the beach! • Walking up to one of the view points that allow panorama views of the many islands • A beautiful smoked chicken salad will be prepared for you on board with locally grown ingredients, tea and coffee available on request • 130-2pm we will set sail again to keep exploring the bay, sometimes heading to the Black rock formations, sometimes simply sailing between the islands, wherever the wind takes us! • Slowly head back towards Russell, always keeping an eye out for marine life • Return 330-4pm at the Russell wharf As sailing is very reliant on the weather conditions, this schedule is only to give an idea of how the day is planned. Each day is different and we visit different islands according the the wind strength and direction.