1. Houseboat Cruises in Paihia, NZ
  2. Houseboat Cruises in Paihia, NZ
  3. Houseboat Cruises in Paihia, NZ

Houseboat Cruises in Paihia, NZ

Never done houseboating before? No problem, We are here to guide you have an unforgettable day on Paihia, New Zealand. Charter this Houseboat for up to 36 people. Rates as low as $118 NZD per person. Originally a car ferry with lots of history, this unique venue offers the complete package; accommodation, meals, and a variety of activities, all from the comfort of a large stable platform, surrounded in stunning scenery. The accommodation deck is upstairs giving sea views from every cabin. Downstairs is spacious and the dining / workshop area is configured as one long table so that everyone sits together. It is also retractable, ensuring plenty of room when not in use. We cater for a wide variety of events, school trips, team building, large groups or families.  Night kayaking, target shooting, fishing, snorkeling and island exploring for the adventurous or make use of the pool table, piano and guitars. For the perfect relaxation, sit by the wood burning fireplace or watch the night sky.   • Classic Overnight Cruise  A 22 hour overnight cruise including dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and all activities. Shared cabins and shared shower. Private cabins are available. • B&B; Cruise  16 hour bed & breakfast cruise including dinner, bed, breakfast, and some activities. Shared cabins and shared shower. Private cabins are available.   • Day cruise A single seat for our 6 hour day cruise including lunch and some activities. Rates: (Rates are in NZD currency) Day Cruise • Adult: $118 per person • Child: $88 per person Overnight Cruise • Adult: $248 per person • Child: $208 per person Bed & Breakfast • Adult: $188 per person • Child: $158 per person Deposit: • $118 What to bring: • Nibbles and snacks (we eat as the sun goes down so this can be late) • Towel • Swimwear • Sunscreen • Warm jacket (NZ weather can change quickly) • Camera (limited charging is available on board) • Bring just an overnight bag (we have limited space onboard) • Light footwear or sandals are fine (please no hiking boots) • Cash

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
36 guests
Houseboats & Sleepaboards


Jonny, originally from the United Kingdom, is a true water baby. If he’s not on the water skippering the Rock he’s in the water, scuba diving, free diving or fishing. Or else, these days, you’ll find him introducing his young daughter to the great outdoors of New Zealand. Jonny loves the Bay of Islands and takes great pleasure showing you around this stunning part of his adopted country. Skipper Rowan was born at Kauri Mountain, a gorgeous bay not far from here. He is a true Kiwi whose passion for the ocean and what lives within it drives him and ensures that our guests experience an amazing cruise. He just loves being on the water, sharing his knowledge and when he is not sharing The Bay with guests….you will still find him out there fishing.

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Bar
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.

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