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Enjoy sailing in the Bay of Islands on the sporty sailing catamaran! Departing from the beach front at Paihia, this is a truly unique sailing experience. With options to suit adventurers, and chill seekers alike, there's something for everyone on a Barefoot Cruise. Offering Skippered Charters, the 33 feet Tennant Turissimo Cruising Catamaran for up to 16 people. Minimum charter rate from $860 - 2 hour cruise. Rates: Private Charter max 16 people - Island Hopper Day Cruise (6 hours): $2480 - Lagoon Bay Cruise (4 hours): $1995 - Evening Cruise (2 hours): $1120 Rates: Public Cruise max 16 people - Island Hopper Day Cruise (6 hours): $155 per person - Lagoon Bay Cruise (4 hours): $125 per person - Sundowner Evening Cruise (2 hours): $70 per person ISLAND HOPPER CRUISE - Explore the Bay of Islands under sail, cruising among the many islands on a journey fuelled by nature. Enjoy the stunning scenery on the way to our island beach destination, here we enjoy a protected wildlife sanctuary island and experience rare native birds in the regenerating native bush. Optional activities are snorkelling, paddle boarding, hiking the nature trails to enjoy a picnic lunch in another secluded bay, or simply relax and take a swim. The Island Hopper Cruise is a premium full day excursion, where guests can choose to do as much or as little as they like. The ultimate Bay of Islands sailing cruise! Min pax 6 Max 16. Individual bookings welcome. Season 1 Oct - 31 May 2022 Prices $155 Adults, $135 Children (0-12yo) Duration 6 hours Departs 10am, returns 4pm 2 hour island stop over What’s Included Morning tea/coffee, packed picnic lunch, snorkel & paddle board equipment What to bring Hat, sunblock, jacket, swimwear, towel, walking shoes, bottle of water Lunch includes: Delicious ham/chicken/vegetarian salad sandwich, fruit, muesli bar, chips & cake. Available for private charter. Seasonal pricing from $1680 - $2480 *Vegetarian option is available if requested on booking, any special dietary requirements or allergies (gluten/dairy/nut free, vegan etc) should be self catered by guest for their personal safety and satisfaction* LAGOON BAY CRUISE - Enjoy a spectacular 4 hour cruise to the famous "Twin Lagoon Bay" Take to the sea under sail, and in no time we will be anchored on the shores of Motuarohia Island. There really is no other place quite like it. Enjoy a casual beach picnic, explore the lagoons and take a walk to the most picturesque view point in the whole of the Bay of Islands, and return for a refreshing swim at the beach. The Lagoon Bay Cruise is fantastic way to bring the family & friends together and enjoy some time creating memories. A scaled back version of the full Island Hopper Cruise, perfect for families with younger children, this trip is one for the bucket list, even if you've been to the Bay of Islands before. Season 1 Oct - 23 Dec 2021 & 18 Jan - 31 May 2022 Retail Price $125 Adult $110 Children (0-12yo). Duration 4 Hours Departs 10am Returns 2pm or departs 12pm Returns 4pm 1 hour island stop over What’s Included - Lunch includes: Delicious ham/chicken/vegetarian salad sandwich, fruit, muesli bar, drink What to bring Hat, sunblock, jacket,/warm clothing, swimwear, towel, walking shoes/sandals, bottle of water, and a smile :) Available for private charter. Seasonal pricing from $1450- $1995 *Vegetarian option is available if requested on booking, any special dietary requirements or allergies (gluten/dairy/nut free, vegan etc) should be self catered by guest for their personal safety and satisfaction* SUNDOWNER EVENING CRUISE - Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise sailing the inner area of the Bay of Islands. The only evening cruise in the Bay of Islands, the Sundowner is a great sailing “taster”. This 2 hour cruise is designed those looking for something special, a Sundowner is the perfect way to end the day. Perhaps your clients arrive in Paihia in the afternoon, and are looking to fit something extra into their schedule, this is a great option for the time conscious traveller, We set sail for our swim destination and enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage while sipping on a complimentary drink before sailing home on the sea breeze. The atmosphere of an evening cruise is something you just have to experience for yourself! Min 6 pax Max 16. Individual bookings welcome. Season 15 Dec 2021 - 28 Feb 2022 - Thurs/Fri/Sat 26th Dec - 15th Jan Daily by demand (Private charters available Nov- April) Price $70 Adults, $60 Children (0-12yo) Duration 2 Hours Departs 5pm Returns 7pm What’s Included: Complimentary drink What to bring Hat, sunblock, jacket,/warm clothing, swimwear, towel, bottle of water, and a smile :) Available for private charter. Seasonal pricing from $860- $1120 What You Can Expect: Our sailing charters are perfect for family get-together, romantic getaways, birthday celebrations, Hen’s parties – the list goes on! Our 10m Tennant Turrissimo Catamaran is a modern, well-equipped boat, offering our passengers a comfortable sailing experience. Because she has a flat bottom, we can pull right up to the beach and step straight on or off – no dinghy needed! Our private charters are flexible – we’ll work in with the kind of experience you want to have. Whether you want a full day with water activities and island time, or a more leisurely, relaxed sail. The choice is yours! We’re happy to discuss all the options with you to make your sailing charter a truly unforgettable experience. What To Expect Onboard: Kopiko is a comfortable cruiser, happily skipping along the waves at a gentle pace, eagerly awaiting a good stiff breeze where she comes into her own. This edgy catamaran, a Turissimo 10, was designed in the early 1980’s by forward-thinking New Zealand designer, the late Malcolm Tennant. She was built as part of his range of performance multihull designs which are popular world-wide. Built by a New Zealand boat builder, Wayne Robson in his own backyard, she was launched in 1991. Kopiko was one of the first multihulls in the world to be designed and made of strip-plank cedar composite construction, which is now so common. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Our Captain will take you on an adventure you won’t forget! He is so very passionate about sharing his love of sailing, and a true adventurer. After learning the ropes on the South Sea Vagabond 60ft power cat in Tauranga, he went on to serve as First Mate on the Willy in Broome Western Australia, an 80ft gaff rigged schooner. He landed his first job as Captain aboard Barbary, 38ft cutter rigged ketch sailing on the beautiful Lake Taupo, further honing his sailing skills, before making his way to the Bay of Islands. It was here that his love of sailing catamarans began when he Skippered Straycat, 35ft Woods Ocean Spirit. Join Captain Luke for a day of laughter, tall tales, and an unforgettable sailing experience!
I had booked the island hopper for a group of 7 ladies and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful experience on the water! Our sailors Luke and Amy were so nice and super chill. They even let a few of us have a crack at steering the sail. Couldn’t recommend this enough
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‘Kopiko’ is Maritime New Zealand surveyed: We are externally audited to ensure systems and operating procedures are of highest standards. There is a documented maintenance program, vessel and all gear is maintained regularly. Crew undertake regular safety drills and training. Tour Details & Terms and Conditions By boarding with us, you have agreed to the terms and conditions outlined here. If you have booked for a group, it is your responsibility to ensure that other people in the group are aware of the terms and conditions before they board. IMPORTANT!! IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY REQUIRE ASSISTANCE PLEASE NOTE THIS IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS BOX WHEN REGISTERING YOUR BOOKING, AND DISCUSS THIS WITH THE SKIPPER/CREW WHEN BOARDING THE VESSEL. 1. Passengers must be present at the Paihia Beach 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Paihia Beach is on Marsden Rd, South of the Paihia Wharf. The boat pulls right up on the beach so its easy to find us. You may get up to knee deep in the water, so roll up your trousers and step aboard! 2. The Barefoot crew would like to show you A DAY IN THE BAY - THE KIWI WAY! So in true kiwi spirit the Barefoot crew undertake the Sailing Adventures… barefoot, and would like to ask you to kick of your shoes as you board the boat. If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed! 3. Listen carefully to the pre-departure safety briefing: Your Captain will give you a safety briefing on board Kopiko. Pay close attention. These rules are in place for your comfort and ultimate safety, so please abide by them. 4. We will not be responsible for any personal injuries, equipment loss or damage sustained while traveling with us. 5. Photos & Videos: We often takes photographs and videos for use in Social Media and Advertising. Acceptance of these terms and conditions and allowing your photo/video to be taken during the cruise will mean that you agree to the use of those images of yourself being used by the company for the above purposes. Should you not wish to be included please feel free to let us know on board. Otherwise give us your cheesiest grin! 6. The compnay is not licensed for sale & supply of alcohol however you may BYO (bring your own) limited to 1 bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer per person (strictly limited to 18 years of age and over). We promotes responsible drinking and will not tolerate excess consumption of alcohol or intoxication. If your behavior whilst drinking alcohol is disturbing other passengers or poses any risk to safety we reserve the right to request you to stop drinking. 7. We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel the cruise if we become concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person. 8. Children are the Parent/Guardian’s responsibility: Children must be under continuous adult supervision for the duration of the charter. Maximum of two children (under 12 years) per adult sailing on the boat. Under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on charter. 9. Stow your gear: We advise you to stow bags and personal belongings below decks, this keeps decks clear of trip hazards and tangles. Please note, the company or the company Captain/Crew cannot be held liable for loss or damage to your belongings 10. No Smoking: For health and safety, smoking is not permitted on any cruises. 11. Sailing can be adventurous when the wind is up: Your Captain/Crew know the conditions and know how the boat will respond. If asked to do something, please do as requested. At any time if you are not comfortable or feel unsafe please advise your Captain. The cruise can be adjusted so that all passengers have a good time. 12. Toilets: A marine toilet (called “head” on boats) is located below deck. Please Do Not flush sanitary items, wet wipes or rubbish as will block the system. Use bins provided. If you’re in doubt, ask before use. 13. Dress for the conditions: Layered clothing works best. There is potential for getting wet, so bring a jacket. Hat and sunglasses sunblock recommended. (please NO SPRAY sunblock as it eats paint) 14. To participate in swimming you must be able to swim competently in open water: Keep in mind that swimming activities are not supervised or guided by Captain/crew therefore it is your own responsibility to ensure personal safety . Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. 15. Island walks are a great way to really appreciate the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Please stick to the tracks be sure to keep an eye on the time. Your Skipper will advise you of time to return, do not be late back or we will send a search party - at your cost! Again, this is not a guided activity, it is your own responsibility to ensure personal safety. 16. Snorkelling is available to those who are competent swimmers, who can swim over 200m in open water. You will be asked to sign a risk disclosure statement and agree to the terms stated. Snorkeling is a supervised activity (not guided) and it will take place as a group. THE CAPTAINS WORD IS LAW Nature and Being Realistic. If weather conditions or other safety or time constraints prevent sailing to a given area in the Bay of Islands, please be understanding. The Skipper wants to provide you the best experience possible and, within reason, cater to your wishes – but they are also ultimately responsible for your safety and the safety of the yacht. And for the experienced sailors who join the Barefoot Crew, sometimes we don’t sail the boat to it’s full potential as there are certain conditions that are not comfortable for all passengers, especially those new to boats and sailing so we like to make it comfortable for everyone :) On the ocean, Mother Nature ensures that every trip is different. Each season of the year brings different conditions. Sometimes the sailing is easy, other times it can be challenging, sometimes it rains, sometimes there’s not enough wind for us to use the sails and we use our engine. But whichever way it happens it always works out great. After all, any day Barefoot is a great day! Bookings 1. Minimum Numbers As is normally the case with group tours, a minimum number of bookings are required in order for a tour to be financially viable and to have a pleasant group atmosphere. In the event that adequate numbers cannot be achieved, it may be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer the nearest possible alternative date (or a full refund of monies paid). 2. Booking Confirmation All departures are subject to demand, sea and weather conditions. All online bookings will receive a confirmation email. Bookings are also accepted over the telephone. 3. Deposit/Payment All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax). Prices are subject to change without notice. 4. Cancellation Policy For scheduled cruises Island Hopper or Sundowner Cruise: Cancellations by the client will incur a 20% cancellation fee, and all bookings are non refundable within 7 days of booking.