Creating respectful cruises between wildlife & people.

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

ISLAND & WILDLIFE DAY CRUISE

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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CONSERVATION FOCUS

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, protection and our charitable trust for children education in marine conservation.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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

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 sailing with us

Island and Wildlife Day Cruise

Sailing with us on our marine conservation boat is one of the most sustainable ways 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 from our passionate crew and be inspired by our local wildlife.

A portion of your fare goes towards marine mammal protection, research and to our charity for children's marine conservation programs.

 

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We are a local family operated, marine conservation business

Meet your crew

Vanessa

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

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Bruce

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

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Wayne

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

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