• Heli Cruise Bay of Islands

    Heli Cruise in the Bay of Islands

    A perfect combination!

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Heli Cruise Island Escape

Want to experience the best of the Bay of Islands all within one day? Our Heli Cruise Island Escape package allows you to experience a boat cruise between Paihia and the islands, an island beach stop over and a scenic helicopter flight.

The Ultimate Adventure of Sea, Land and Flight

Heli-Island-Cruise: $349 per person

Available October to end of March

heli-cruiseExperience the Bay of Islands with our spectacular Heli Cruise Island Escape.

  • Depart Paihia at 10.00am on the Sea Shuttle boat for a relaxing cruise taking you on an informative tour of the Islands, stopping at Roberton Island along the way

  • Disembark on to an island beach to enjoy the beach at your leisure and island activities such as walking tracks, swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing.

  • After 2-3 hours on the island (approx 2.00pm onwards) we pick you up again on the Sea Shuttle for the transfer to our custom built Helicopter Barge in the heart of the  Islands

  • Depart on a stunning 15-minute scenic helicopter flight to the Hole in the Rock and back over the islands before landing in Paihia.

  • Minimum Number for booking is 2 people, we can try and accommodate single passengers on request

  • What to Bring: Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a beach visit, hats, sunscreen, swimwear/towels for swimming. Your own lunch and drinks. Snorkelling equipment is available if you don’t have your own.
  • Duration: Approx 4 hours

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Tripadvisor Reviews

We regularly receive great reviews of this tour on our Tripadvisor page.  Some recent comments include:

Bay of Islands boat & helicopter tour. Overall this activity was the highlight of our stay in the Bay of Islands and our “private island” is one of the first things we talk about when we tell people about our trip to NZ. I’d definitely recommend doing this instead of just a boat or helicopter tour on its own – the views were amazing and having a whole little island to explore on your own was something special. The team at Salt Air were very nice and friendly and very helpful & well organised. They also even helped when we wanted to get a high-resolution photo of the island we visited to get printed out. .

 Visited Dec 2013. see review on Tripadvisor

Fabulous Day Out. We did the heli cruise which I thought was great value for rnoney. The first part had us taken by motor boat around the Bay of Islands being dropped off at 2 islands to explore. We then we taken out to the helicopter landing pad which is on a raft in the middle of one of the bays and flown back to Paihia after a scenic flight around the Bay. A great experience and highly recommended.

 Visited Feb 2013, see review on Tripadvisor

Unforgettable, start to finish. We did the heli island escape and it was the best money we spent on our honeymoon. The helicopter ride was a great way to see the Bay of Islands and we were dropped at a beautiful and secluded area with provisions for a thoroughly pleasant afternoon. What really sets Salt Air apart though, is the staff. They were friendly, obliging and knowledgeable and they really made us feel special.

Visited Feb 2013. see review on Tripadvisor