Boat charter experience at Eagles Nest, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand


With its rich marine wildlife, clear blue water and secluded beaches, the area can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

The Bay of Islands is world renowned for its beauty and Eagles Nest is the perfect base for getting out and exploring the bay. Russell Wharf is the pick up and drop off point for most charter operators.

Enjoy the thrill of tagging and releasing a marlin or game fish with  Matariki Nui  or try for Yellow Tail King Fish, Hapuka, Tuna John Dory or Sharks with  Earl Grey Charters  or Major Tom II Charters.

Looking for an exclusive sailing excursion where every whim is catered for by your dedicated crew? You cannot go past   Cool Change   offering an unforgettable experience.  If you wish to sail yourself visit  for an extensive range of well equipped yachts.

If you feel the pressures of time and want to venture out onto the water with limited time, we suggest the services of the Mack Attack. A high speed boat adventure taking in the Bay of Islands at speed,  The Mac Attack.

Scenic cruising, island hopping with regular scheduled trips from a few hours to a full day visit  Fullers Great Sights.

Ever wanted to swim with the dolphins?   Explore NZ

Join Darryl and his friendly team on Darryls Dinner Cruise and enjoy two and a half hours hours on calm waters as you cruise up the Waitangi River. Dine in style and comfort on board the unique Ratanui while you marvel at the abundant bird life and historic points of interest. You make your way up to the gorgeous Haruru Falls while relaxing, enjoying a delicious meal as the sun goes down.

Interested in kayaking, boat rental, island cruising or classic sailing? Visit the friendly team at   Adventure HQ    for some great options.

Enjoy breath taking views over the Bay of Islands from New Zealands highest parasail with Flying Kiwi Parasail. Fly up to 1200ft with regular departures from Russell Wharf.