See and travel through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) Pass by Cape Brett and stop at Urapukapuka Island. Some trips include important heritage sites of the Bay of Islands.Alternatively spend the day walking, kayaking or snorkeling on Urapukapuka Island. ( Choice of 2.5 hours, 4 hours 7 hours)
Internationally renowned for both light tackle and big game fishing, the Bay of Islands is New Zealand’s favourite maritime cruising ground. With over 140 islands and numerous sheltered anchorages, the Bay of Islands offers an unparalleled opportunity to fish in waters that are abundant with sealife.
We recommend sustainable fishing charters whose policies are to preserve the enjoyment of Bay of Islands fishing for future generations. Sustainable fishing includes catch and release of big fish because they’re important breeding stock, minimum size guidelines which exceed NZ government regulations and per person fish limits.
Land based fishing can yield a good catch and we can give you tips as to and suggestions as to fishing spots to try. We can also organise fishing charters for you. Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park has a fish cleaning area and smokehouse together with plenty of room to park your boat and trailer. The Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park Lodge is an ideal venue for fishing groups and clubs, with a cosy log fire in winter and plenty of BBQ areas for socialising.
The Bay of Islands with its waters protected from the weather by 144 islands and its varied coastline is ideal to explore by kayak. A number of options exist for exploring the Bay by kayak. The Bay of Islands offers two wonderful wreck diving sites, the Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury together with hundreds of reefs and countless aquatic species.