Bay of Islands

  • Moturua Island and Army Bay shows relics of the WWII army base
  • Natures paradise - enjoy a walk ashore as part of your Ataahua Bay of Islands sailing experience
  • Natures paradise - enjoy a walk ashore as part of your Ataahua Bay of Islands sailing experience

Bay of Islands

Where stories begin ….

The Bay of Islands has long been a meeting place of people and cultures.

The teal and turquoise waters, the caramel beaches and the 144 emerald green islands which give this marine playground its name all provide a stunning visual backdrop against which visitors and residents alike gather to relax, explore, have fun and celebrate.

The area is rich in history and heritage; this was where Māori and Europeans first met and mingled hundreds of years ago. Now it’s a cultural canvas, offering a myriad delightful insights into the way these two peoples, along with many others since, have melded to form today’s Aotearoa New Zealand.

No matter what your interests and passions, the Bay of Islands has any number of stories waiting for you to tell.

Come and explore it all aboard Ataahua and let us create a memorable Bay of Islands sailing experience for you.

(Wording produced in association with Bay of Islands Marina  and Visit Bay of Islands)

Cheeky gull hitching a ride aboard Ataahua
Dolphins love swimming alongside boats