Our Launch

The Bay Belle

Relax onboard the Bay Belle

Built in the1967 and currently being refurbished.

Originally from the Paihia, built for comfort and seaworthiness.


Certified to carry a maximum of 100 passengers


Safe, warm and great for kids or older passengers






Sandspit Wharf to Kawau Island


Leaving several times daily from Sandspit Wharf or Kawau Island, just 40 minutes north of Auckland City.


Spend the day exploring unpopulated bays, have lunch at the yacht club and visit Mansion House and its historical gardens.


Be dropped off at a private wharf at one of the many holiday homes



Plan a romantic evening or a night out with the boys / girls,

we are very accomodating.




The Genuine Kawau Experience.

Departing Sandspit Wharf


Bookings Essential

Call John 021 422 173

The Real Kawau Experience

Phone for bookings 021 1550 701





Our vessel is licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit pest-free conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Prepare for your trip by being alert for stowaways such as Argentine ants, rainbow skinks, soil, seeds, mice or rats.  


  • Make sure all food is packed and sealed in plastic rodent proof containers with lid. Ensure cardboard boxes are closed and taped – there must be no opportunity for an unwanted pest to access the box in transit.

  • Ensure all footwear and gear is clean and free of soil.

  • Thoroughly check any camping or overnight gear for stowaways. Gear that has been stored is high risk.

  • Thoroughly check seedlings, potting mix or plant matter to ensure there are no hitch-hikers.

  • Seal up your gear/food as soon as you have finished packing and leaved them closed till to reach your destination.