Visiting the Bay of Islands by Cruise Ship

The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular ports of call in New Zealand – with over 64 ships making tender in the 2018-2019 cruise ship season, bringing with them over 129,000 passengers. Here at Horse Trek’n our morning session rides are specifically designed to be able to accommodate cruise ship passengers visiting the Bay of Islands. Take advantage of our free pick-up and drop-off services from your tender wharf or in other central locations around Paihia and come along for a ride – experiencing some of the best views the Bay of Islands has to offer.

We offer horse riding options for everyone, no matter your current experience level. It could be your first time, or perhaps you have been riding for a lifetime – our friendly and experienced guides will match you with a suitable horse and share with you some of the best kept secrets and panoramic views across the Bay of Islands and Waitangi area.

Throughout the summer we offer 3 main horse riding experiences, so whether you are after a relaxing walk to absorb the scenery, a trek through stunning pine forest and native woodlands or the once in a lifetime opportunity to take your horse for a swim in the pacific we certainly have something for everyone!

We are committed to providing the best quality experience possible to all of our customers, and having recently been recognised by Trip Advisor with a certificate of excellence for 2019 …don’t just take our word for it see what other customers have had to say!

Our rides are suitable for all riders from beginners through to experienced riders – our relaxed team of horses are here to help you enjoy your experience. Wondering which ride might be the one for you? Take a look at our rides & prices page – or contact us to find out more.

 Skip the queues on board by using our website to help you book and plan your trip in advance – and also avoid missing out on a great experience. You can book today and check availability online using our safe and secure booking platform to plan your trip.

Cruise Ship Horses

Don’t want to be stuck in a group with others and would rather have a private tour with your own personal guide? No problem – we can arrange for private bookings in advance for an extra cost. Visit our private rides page to arrange your booking.

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