Enjoy 72' Manawanui in Paihia, New Zealand

Passenger Boat
72 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy Paihia by boat. Charter a 72' Manawanui for up to 12 people. Rates as low as $650 NZD per person.


  • Private double cabin: NZ$ 750.00 per person, per trip
  • 4-share dorm cabin: NZ $650.00 per person, per trip
  • Twin cabins (NZ$ 750.00 per person) are available on request.

The Manawanui is a 72 ft (22 m), 1981 John Pugh cutter-rigged steel ketch.

A proven go-anywhere boat, she is designed for comfort and safety and has been around the world twice.

The boat is fully equipped with kayaks, wetsuits and snorkeling gear to give passengers the opportunity to fully explore and experience the Bay of Islands maritime park.

There are 3 double cabins and 2 four-berth dorm cabins. Two shared toilets and one shared shower. The saloon is very large with a table that can sit 12 people so you’ll be high and dry even on a rainy day.

Overnight sailing cruises, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Join our friendly crew and discover the Bay of Islands Maritime Park on a 3 day/2 night sailing adventure aboard the Manawanui, a 22-metre ketch. This is a down-to-earth nature cruise, taking you off the beaten track to give you a real taste of the marine environment and the beautiful landscapes of this unique coastal region in the Far North of New Zealand.

Explore the ocean under sail, visit uninhabited islands, kayak and snorkel the clear waters to see amazing marine life, walk deserted beaches - or just sit back and relax!

  • Trips depart from Paihia on Tuesdays and Fridays, October-May
  • Small groups: 10 passenger max. to ensure a personal atmosphere
  • Accommodation is in private double or shared 4-berth bunk cabins
  • Prices start at an all-inclusive NZ$ 650.00 per person.

The idea is to let you enjoy the Bay of Islands the way the locals do - on a boat with a small group of like-minded people - take in the natural beauty at a leisurely pace, get active if you feel like it but most of all spend a few carefree days in a stunning setting doing things you enjoy. Our journey will take you onto the ocean and to uninhabited islands, remote beaches and rugged, coastal headlands where you can explore our destinations by kayaking, snorkeling and walking. There is no standard route or itinerary as these are weather dependent. We always aim to take in the top attractions as well as hidden gems off the beaten track.

Bring Your Friends! If you have a group of people wanting to explore the Bay of Islands for more than a day, Ecocruz is perfect for you.

The Manawanui is one of the largest overnight charter yachts in the Bay of Islands and the only ocean-going vessel capable of accommodating up to 16 passengers overnight. We attract interest from groups as varied as bird watchers, divers, youth holidays, sailing schools, wedding parties, coastal kayakers and others.

What to Bring:

- Island walks will be more enjoyable if you wear suitable footwear
- You will not see a shop for three days, bring a good supply of personal items
- We do not supply alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own
- Prepare for lots of sun, wind, rain, heat and cold
- Bring at least one change of clothing and a towel
- Insect repellent

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.


  • Type: Passenger Boat
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1
  • Length: 72 ft

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Jochen ‘John’

Member Since Jun 2015

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