Education Programs

One of our goals is to raise eco-awareness, in the hopes to contribute to a more sustainable future. We love passing our commitment to sustainability on to the next generation.

We have developed the Carino Marine Explorers Program so that we may influence the next generation of guardians to, look after our local Bay of Islands environment.

Carino Marine Education

Our Carino Marine education activities aim to inspire children and bring marine wildlife to life, through outdoor and hands-on learning, in our local Bay of Islands environment.

We have developed several education programs for children:

  1. Carino Marine Explorers – Discovery Activity
  2. Carino Marine Explorers – Penguin Patrol

Our one-day, Bay of Islands Marine Explorer – Discovery activity for kids , on our vessel CARINO NZ, is for kids to consider the marine environment around them and how it is all related. To increase kids’ interest in natural science by using children’s natural wonder about dolphins and wildlife and to inspire kids to look at a career on the ocean in working on boats to marine or wildlife conservation.

The Carino Marine Explorers – Discovery activity covers:

  • Marine Wildlife habitats – what make for a happy habitat.
  • Recognise a species – what to look for.
  • Beach clean up.
  • Wildlife watching
  • Careers in – outside working on boats, sailing, marine biology, conservation and sustainability.


We also developed the Carino Marine Explorers Trust for local children and community to have a chance to experience the Bay of Islands and its wildlife and contribute to local sustainability, without any cost to the children.

For more information or to apply for a cruise please email the Trust: