Hire a Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard

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

Motorboat Awamoa leaving 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. Hire a Hobie catamaran. Go solo or with a friend. If you’re rusty then add a lesson.

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Single and Double Kayak Hire
Kayak Surfing

Paddle a single or double 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. Easy to use. Safe and comes with a free no hassle lesson.

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

Cruise or fish close to Russell. Add an outboard and see and do more.

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Hobie 14 lessons

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Mask and Snorkel sets

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Fishing Rods

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Boogie boards

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Dry Bags

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 It’s more than just Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard hire.

Check out our Fleet page for the full range of water sports and hire equipment.

We also hire Mask and Snorkel sets, Dry Bags and Fishing Rods (hire includes a mixed tackle box).

Please ask about out Hobie Cat sailing lessons.

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. Russell Radio on VHF Channel 63 (9am to 7pm) use a variety of weather forecasting options and their friendly service is just a VHF 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.