Explore Beach Party

Our annual family friendly beach party is back and open to everyone – sailors and non-sailors alike – to enjoy the live music, sunshine and summer vibes on the beach at Otehei Bay.

Live Music – Epic The Band

Epic will be providing the entertainment and sounds for our Beach Party this year. Their name says it all…experienced musicians that love to please their crowd with all the sing alongs and top hits from the 60’s to today.

International female vocalist Ellen will hit notes that impress with local hero JP Pedro sharing the limelight to be sure you get an “Epic” experience.

Come and join EPIC for an evening of fun, dancing and summer music vibes.

Otehei Bay Cafe & Bar

The fully licensed bar & cafe at Otehei Bay will be serving food and beverages throughout the evening including an event menu offering from 6:45pm.

Getting there and back

Explore have kindly put on heavily discounted ferry tickets for Bay of Islands Sailing Week sailors and their families and friends.

Departing Paihia | Russell | Opua


Paihia to Otehei Bay: Departs at 5:00pm | 5:45pm | 6:45pm
Russell to Otehei Bay: Departs at 5:10pm | 6:10pm | 7:10pm
Opua to Otehei Bay: Departs 6pm | 7pm

Returning from Otehei Bay to
Paihia or Russell: Departs at 8:30pm | 10:00pm | 11:00pm
Opua: Departs at 8:30pm | 11:00pm