What better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water!
Get out on the water with our runabout and cruise to an island or two in our part of the Bay of Islands or try your luck fishing, diving or snorkelling
Go sailing on one of our Hobie catamarans. Enjoy with friends or family and can be exciting when the winds up.
Choose from single or double kayaks and enjoy the bay in and around Russell
Our easy to use standup paddleboards come with a FREE lesson.
You’re the skipper on our self drive runabout so take your family and friends sightseeing. Cruise to an island and stop at a beach for picnic and swim. Try your luck catching fish for supper or snorkelling. With our knowledge of the Bay of Islands near Russell please ask how we can help make you holiday adventure on the water totally awesome.
If you love to sail or are just a beginner then try the great experience of a stable and easy to sail 14ft Hobie catamaran. Even if your haven’t sailed before, or you’re a bit rusty, just add a lesson for $25. Then you can go out on the water with confidence. Our low cost hire dry bag hire will keep your mobile phone, camera and other valuables dry.
Paddling on our sit-on double and single kayaks are great fun, whether you go fishing or just explore with friends. Places to explore Matauwhi Bay and it’s great range of moored yachts, the oyster farms, the mangrove swamps or beaching with your picnic. All of these very close to Russell in clam shelter waters of Kororāreka Bay.
A very popular and easy thing to do. You’ll easily master one of our paddleboards with a quick FREE lesson and off you go.
Drop a line over the side and try catching a few fish for your supper from close to the beach or nearby by rocks.
What about the weather?
We know the weather plays a very important role when on the water and it should always be treated with utmost respect. To help here we find this link provides a fairly accurate Russell weather forecast. and a marine forecast can be found here which is constantly updated. Don’t forget Russell Radio on VHF Channel 63 (9am to 7pm)
Russell – Coffee, Shopping and Food
Some of the wide range of Russell businesses provide other water based activities and a great range of food. Before your morning or afternoon fishing charter grab a coffee, hot chocolate or an early lunch or dinner from one of the cafes.
There’s food for all budgets and tastes with a lot if it fresh cooked. For lunch or dinner, whether it’s dine-in or takeaway, you can choose from a wide range in price and variety. The Duke of Marlborough, Mexican, Indian, Thai and 2 pizza options.
Russell isn’t just about food and the water! We have a variety of shopping including clothing, art and souvenirs.