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

Runabout                   Sail                  Kayak                  Paddleboard

Whether you want to Runabout Sail Kayak or Paddleboard we’ve got that all covered for you with our range of hire  water sports equipment.

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.

Use the oars and row near the Russell Beach. Add an outboard and cruise or fish for dinner

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You’re the skipper on our self drive runabout so take your family or friends sightseeing to an island and stop for a picnic.  Go for a 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.

Our self drive runabout hire Awamoa leaving Russell Wharf
Our 15ft runabout Awamoa leaving Russell Wharf

If you love to sail or are just a beginner then try the great experience of a stable and easy to sail 14ft Hobie catamaranEven 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.

Runabout Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Hobie16 at the Worlds 2016

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.

Runabout Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Single and Double Kayaks ready to go.

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.  

Runabout Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Paddleboards near Russell Beach

Row Boat (Oars only)

Drop a line over the side and try catching a few fish for your supper from close to the beach or the nearby by rocks.

Row Boat with outboard (includes fuel)

With an outboard attached you can go after the larger fish!

If you don’t have any fishing gear we can help you there with rental rods and a tackle box for hire.

Runabout Sail Kayak or Paddleboard
Row Bat with Outboard - Go Fishing

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)

Self Drive Runabout Hire Weather Map

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.

On the Strand north side near the the Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Sword Fish Club, Butterfish Cafe.Find us 50 metres along this road.