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

Island & Wildlife Day Cruise



Relax and Unwind

Relax and Unwind with us in the Bay.

Sailing with us is the greenest and one of 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.

Family time in the Bay of Islands

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.

Protect and conserve with us

Every ticket contributes directly to marine research and conservation – Experience with us – Protect the future

Sail the Bay with us.

The Bay of Islands is known for its stunning scenery and rich natural beauty both above and under the water.

Explore it with us!

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Carino Marine Explorer Education Activity

Covid-19 provided us with an opportunity to give back to our local community and to the Bay of Islands maritime park. So we created the Carino marine explorer activity and donated our time and vessel for local kids to experience their own backyard.

Our one day education activity 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.


We have created an opportunity for those in the community who have never been on a boat or experienced the Bay of Islands to join us for a glimpse into the life of our local wildlife and conservation islands, to learn what means to be a professional skipper, sailor or marine scientist. We want to open minds and push their boundaries of local kids of what is possible for their future.

To invest in the future of our local children in the Bay of Islands we have created a Be the Change Fund, into which a percentage of each of our customers fare will be gifted. We also accept donations, for the fund. Please email us directly for information



Responsible Tourism

Responsible Eco tourism for us, is about helping people experience the natural world and creating spaces for people to make a difference.

Working with people and showing them the natural world is perhaps the single most important thing we can do in conservation, if we are to protect the future and sustainability of our ecosystems.

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).

This is awarded to whale and dolphin watching companies that operate to the highest standards of care for local wildlife, sustainability, and customer experience.

By becoming a certified responsible dolphin watching operator, we can give people an experience that allows them to connect with nature in truly responsible way”. Vanessa McKay – Carino Wildlife Cruises

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Your Cruise

Our tour is about the stunning bay of islands and the marine environment… More Info

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Learn about the Dolphins

Let us introduce you to our amazing Wild Bottlenose dolphins… More Info

Wildlife Research

You can learn and be inspired by the research conducted by us, on every tour … More Info

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Local Children learn about endangered wildlife in the Bay of Islands, on tours donated by Carino Wildlife Cruises