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Opua Boat Rental

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About Opua

Nestled in the truly beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand, Opua is a quaint seaside settlement that has made a name for itself as the first port for trans-Pacific yachters to pull into after making their way across the ocean to northern New Zealand. It is a popular summertime destination, so planning a trip for the off-season months of spring and fall will help ensure that you can enjoy the quiet pleasures of this small town with fewer tourists. Boaters in particular will enjoy the deep and protected anchorages that Opua can offer them while they explore this lovely area.


Boating in Opua

Opua is ideal for boaters who want to fully immerse themselves in the incredible scenery and waters of New Zealand with minimal landside distractions. Cruising, fishing, and sailing top the list of the most popular Opua activities, as they allow travelers the chance to find adventure and feel connected with nature. While you are out on the water, you can see a wide variety of sea creatures, including dolphins who often enjoy dancing in the wakes of boats.

Water is an integral part of Opua culture, and this is evidenced by the sheer number of chartering and sailing-instruction opportunities that can be found in town. Youth sailing is greatly encouraged, and yacht racing is a frequently-enjoyed pastime for sailors of all ages and skill levels. Watersports are also popular, and rental equipment can be easily procured.