Kia ora from team Carino, Vanessa and Bruce

We hope this finds you all well and stretching your legs a little, in Level 2.

After spending time in lockdown 4 and 3 and now 2, we are ready to be back out on the water.


We need to keep our crew safe, and our customers safe. Unfortunately the Covid-19 virus is making it hard for us to do this. So we have elected, after much consideration, that we will not be operational until 1st September 2020.

This is our social responsibility. And it is the right thing to do. We love taking guests sailing, but we want to keep people safe.

We looked at starting in level 2 but it does not feel like the right choice for us. We want to provide our passengers and guests the best time and stay true to our hearts on our activity and our ability to provide the best the bay can offer.

We want you to be able to stand together and watch mother dolphins feed and care for their baby. We want you to sit back relax and enjoy the friendly crew and nature of the Bay of Islands.

We hope to be exploring the beautiful; Bay of Islands in spring and look forward to seeing you all on board when we do reopen. In the meantime, stay safe and keep following us about the latest information on all the marine wildlife here in the Bay.

So what are we doing to pass the time?

We are answering phones and emails, spending quality time in the office!

In level 2 we are beginning maintenance on the yacht and will slip her in June/July for the annual overhaul.

We have some water days scheduled in our family bubble, to do some wildlife research/ updates, what are the penguins up to? Which seals have come to visit the Bay this winter? What type if fish are the dolphins eating?  All the important questions in life.

We plan on traveling New Zealand and exploring this fantastic country – time to check out our backyard. On the list so far are Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki.


Kia Kaha – Stay Strong