Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard

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

Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Cruise on a self-drive motorboat

It’s time to head out for cruise on a self-drive motorboat and go fishing or visit an island with friends or family. 

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Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Go sailing on one of our hire Hobie

Try sailing on one of our hire Hobie catamarans solo or with a friend. If you’re rusty then add a lesson. With a jib adds to stability and speed

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Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Kayak Surfing

Have a go at paddling an easy to use  single or double sit-on kayak in the safe sheltered waters of Russell.  So much to see and do . 

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Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Paddleboards in Russell

Get on a Paddleboard in Russell. They’re easy to use, very safe on our sheltered waters and come with a free no hassle lesson.

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Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Row Boat with outboard

A smaller boat to cruise or fish close to Russell with an outboard. If you want to stay close to shore then go oars only for half the price

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Other Hire Items

Hobie14 Lesson Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ
Hobie 14 Lesson

Hobie 14 lessons are available in the mornings. Please prebook.

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Hire Mask and Snorkel
Mask and Snorkel

Mask and Snorkel sets are ideal for swimming in Russell or Long Beach

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Go Fishing Russell, Bay of Islands,NZ
Fishing Rod

Fishing Rods are available for hire for use off a boat or the nearby rocks

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Boogie Board Surf Riding Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ
Boogie Board Surfing

Boogie boards and body surfing are so much fun when the seas up

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Hire a Dry Bag for your water adventre
Dry Bag

Hire a Dry Bag for your next water adventure by boat, kayak or paddleboard

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Is Motorboat Sail Kayak or Paddleboard really that important?

Well it can be. Our range of water sports hire items also includes a few other things we hope will suit all tastes, budgets and fun or excitement levels of your holiday in Russell.

 We have our 15 ft Motorboat Awamoa, a couple of 14ft Hobie Cats, a few Single and Double sit-on Kayaks, a handful of Paddleboards. Our Row boat can have a small outboard added and other hire items including Mask and Snorkel sets, Boogie Boards, Fishing Rods with a tackle box and Dry Bags. The Motorboat hire starts at the Russell Wharf and all the other water sports items are available at the beach here in Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Have you heard about our long stay/hire option – Free delivery to your accommodation for some hire items hired longer than one day; yes there is also a discounted hire rate.

Please check out our Fleet Page for our full range of water sports hire equipment and the hire costs. See you on the beach in our beautiful Bay of Islands town of Russell sometime soon.

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.

All about the weather Russell NZ

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.