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Discover the very best of the Bay of Islands with us!


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Bay of Islands with our island and wildlife day cruise. Watch dolphins, penguins and seabirds in their natural habitat, with a stop at an island sanctuary, for exploring, snorkeling and lunch.

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Every cruise is on our marine wildlife conservation catamaran. From which we collect daily wildlife data. A percentage of every ticket contributes directly to marine mammal research, to protection, our children education program, to our charitable trust and restoring Bay of Islands conservation.

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Carino Marine Explorer - A day sailing, education program that aims to inspire children and bring marine wildlife to life, by encouraging outdoor and hands-on learning, in our vitally important Bay of Islands maritime park, through science and conservation.

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Responsible tourism for us, is about creating respectful cruises between wildlife and people.

We are the only yacht licensed to view and research dolphins in the Bay of Islands, we are a small local family business, operating responsible dolphin tours for over 27 years.

 We are about helping people experience the natural world and creating spaces for people to make a difference. 

We are the only company in the Bay of Islands, to be awarded a Responsible Whale Watching Certificate, by international organisation World Cetacean Alliance (WCA).

Day cruise with us

Day sailing and dolphin tour

Sailing with us is one of the greenest and the most sustainable way to see the Bay.

Snorkel, swim and explore a beach and island, in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal locations.

Be inspired by the amazing wildlife with us. Dolphins, penguins, gannets and seabirds are frequently sighted. The photo opportunities are spectacular!

As the only yacht licensed to view and research dolphins, this is your chance to learn and be inspired by our local wildlife and crew.

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Our crew are locals who love to travel, and are excited to show you the Bay

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Captain and wildly passionate about the marine world and its conservation.

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Captain and/ or crew, A long time sailor, who has many stories to tell.

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Carino crew, Super great sailor and wild about the ocean. Ask him anything!

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