Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard

What better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water!

Motorboat Hire Russell Wharf
Self-Drive Motorboat

Cruise on a self-drive motorboat and go fishing or visit an island with friends or family. 

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Hobie 14 leaving Russell Beach
Hobie 14

Go sailing on one of our hire Hobie catamarans solo or with a friend. If you’re rusty then add a lesson.

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Single and Double Kayak Hire
Kayak Surfing

Try paddling a single or double sit-on kayak in picture perfect pristine and safe waters.                  

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Paddleboard off Russell Beach
Paddleboards in Russell

Get on a Paddleboard in Russell. they’re easy to use, safe and come with a free no hassle lesson.

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Cruise or fish on a Rowboat with outboard
Row Boat with outboard

Go for a cruise or fish close to Russell. If you want to see and do more then add an outboard

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Hobie 14 Lesson

Hobie 14 lessons

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Mask and Snorkel

Mask and Snorkel sets

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Fishing Rod

Fishing Rods

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Boogie Board Surfing

Boogie boards

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Dry Bag

Dry Bags

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Russell Boat and Beach Hire are more than just Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard hire.

Please check out our Fleet Page for the full range of water sports and hire equipment.

Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

If you going to Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard the  weather is important

We know the weather plays a very important role when on the water and we always treat it with the utmost respect it deserves.

To help our planning for a day on the water we use a combination AccuWeather (the Russell land based hourly forecasting), the regularly updated Met Service Bay of Islands Recreational marine forecast and the tides for the Russell area. Tides play an important part when considering a beach landing in the Bay of Islands. The distance between low and high tide can be as much as 20 metres. Help or assistance is a call on the VHF Channel 63 (9am to 7pm) to Russell Radio. These guys update weather forecast every few hours and their friendly service and many years experience is just a call away.

Please always use your common sense when on the water. If the weather or sea conditions change then slow down, change course to suit or seek shelter.

Self Drive Runabout Hire Weather Map

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 of it freshly cooked. For lunch or dinner, whether it’s dine-in or takeaway, you can choose from a wide range in price and variety. Some of our food places include The Duke of Marlborough, The Gables, Tuk Tuk Thai , Spice Route – Indian and Thai or Hone’s pizzasOutside the town about 8km away (toward the car ferry) is the Omata Estate (they have a shuttle van) and it’s food with amazing views. A little further away (15 minute drive) down the road toward Rawhiti is Sages @ Paroa Bay as part of the Paroa Bay winery. Ask about their meet and collect service from your boat on Paroa Bay beach

Russell isn’t just about food and the water! We have an ever increasing and changing variety of clothing, art and souvenirs shops.

On the Strand north side near the the Duke of Marlborough Hotel
The Bay of Islands Sword Fish Club, Butterfish Cafe. You'll find us 90 steps along this road.