Colwyn is a true local to the Bay of Islands. As a descendant from the area he has an in-depth knowledge that can never be learned from a book and has a passion for Maori culture and history which is prominent in Ipipiri (Bay of Islands). He was a local policeman (be good or he will lock you up in the little historic Russell jail) and is a civil marriage celebrant. He has represented New Zealand in sports and truly enjoys sharing his two greatest passions with guests; Maori culture and fishing. He will quickly become a friend for life so leave him a space on the Christmas card list.
Colwyn will pick you up from your accommodation and transport you to his boat.
Enjoy a private cruise along the shoreline of Russell and out amongst the many islands that make up the Bay of Islands
Learn of the rich Maori history of the area
If sea conditions and weather permits, see the Hole in the Rock and other well known highlights of the area like the lighthouse and Cape Brett
Land on one of the islands for a walk and optional snorkel
Enjoy a gourmet picnic on a remote beach or an island
Take pleasure in one of New Zealand’s favourite pastimes; fishing
Drop off your fresh catch of the day so it can be smoked for your afternoon epicurean delight
Visit an oyster farm to learn of the operation and pick up some fresh oysters
The day’s special excursion ends with freshly smoked ﬁsh, oysters and a glass of wine while listening to Colwyn’s stories
Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing for one day option $1,125.00 NZD based on two passengers Includes: Full day of private cruising around the Bay of Islands, gourmet picnic lunch, late afternoon
When you book our Locals and Landscapes Guide Colwyn a Donation of $10.00 per person will be donated to The Kororaraka Marae Society, helping New Zealand Encounters in our Conservation Efforts in New Zealand.