Cruising onboard SURI in Bay of Islands, NZ

Hello from the land down under. What an adventure! Seeing Sting perform live on the steps outside of the Opera House and then seeing Madame Butterfly from inside the Opera House. From there I flew to Auckland where I was whisked off to the Bay Of Islands where I joined up with 172′ MY SURI and crew.

February 4thto February 11 th.

On the evening of February the 5 th we will board SURI in the Bay Of islands

February 5th and 6 th - Bay of Islands.

Friday  Feb 4

Overnight Auckland harbor at penthouse on the harbor.

 Sat Feb 5.

Picked up by helicopter in Auckland and flown to yacht in Bay of islands. Landed on boat.

Swam.  Spent night anchored in Captain Cook Anchorage.

Sunday Feb 6

Visit Pahia Maritime Museum. Attend the Waitangi day celebrations; experience the

Maori culture at its finest. Be challenged by a Maori war dance; sample the foods of the

local Maori and region.Enoute to village we were escorted by dozens of dolphins.

Anchor in the Cavelli  for the night.

Paihea and Russell. Visited 1st capitol of Nz

 Moved to Cavali islands,

Monday February 7th.

- Flew by helicopter to Kaurri Cliffs golf course, spa, ect Depart for Whangaroa Hrb, distance 30 miles,


Dive the wreck of the rainbow warrior and other excellent dives.

Bush walks – visit King Fisher Lodge.

Tuesday feb. 7 Visited Carrington lodge golf course vineyard.

Sailed overnight to GBI

Wed. February 8th -  overnight GBI

Tender tour around the port Fitzroy and Bush walks

 Island tour and visit some of the famous hiking tours  Manuka Honey 100 steps trail Pohutukenwa Mt Hobson

Thursday February 9th – Great Barrier island.

Depart from Great Barrier to Waiheke Island.

Visited Stoneridge Winery via helicopter

Remain here for the evening in one of the secluded bays, excellent beaching.

FridayFebruary 11th

Return to Auckland