On The Water

Winterless Cruise

Enjoy a scenic trip via Sea Shuttle taking you straight to enjoy time on 2 Islands - Roberton & Moturua Island

This trip is three hours and great for those who enjoy walking.

Roberton Island has a walk to a scenic look out point that is beautiful, overlooking two Lagoons. 

All areas of Urupukapuka and Moturua Island have native Birds and Trees. Which Bay you go to is decided on the day.

Ask us in the office to check availability for you.

Highlights of the Bay Combo

Enjoy the half day Hole in the Rock Cruise and then step off in Russell to be taken on a one hour Bus Shuttle l seeing all the historic hotspots with a full commentary.  This trip receives great feedback.

Spend the rest of your time in Russell as you wish and receive a complimentary ferry pass to return back to Paihia.

We can check availability and book for you in the office.

Discover the Bay

Enjoy a 4.5hrs scenic cruise to the Hole in the Rock. On the way you will stop at Urupukapuka Island to stretch your legs and discover the abundant bird life on the island or grab a bite to eat and enjoy the views. 

Click here for at least a 10% discount  

Snapper Fishing

The Bay of Islands is a fishing paradise. Our office can book all fishing operators.

Trips vary from 4 to 5 hours. Rods and bait are provided and the skipper will fillet your catch for you. 

Some boats depart at 7am and some are later afternoon.


6 or 7 hour options, ranging up to 40ft in boat size. Rods and bait provided and the fish caught is filleted for you.

Not cooking while on holiday?… Pop up to the local Swordfish Club close to Busby Manor who will batter and cook it for you.

Several charters to choose from and we will help find the best to suit you.

Sailing Charter with Island Stop

The Bay of Islands is truly a Sailing paradise. 

A full day trip will take you out in the Bay with lunch provided. All operators include an island stopover and have kayaks on board.

Contact the office to discuss the options available. office@busbymanor.co.nz

What's on offer at Busby Manor