We’re hyped for Beach Party 2024!

The Bay of Islands Sailing Week Beach Party is all on; returning for another round on the Thursday night of the regatta – Thursday 25th January 2024!

Thanks to our sponsors Explore and their fantastic resort at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, the famous BOISW Beach Party is back and open to everyone – sailors and non-sailors alike.  Enjoy the live music, sunshine, and summer vibes on the beach at Otehei Bay.  BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!


The Bay of Islands Sailing Week Beach Party at Explore’s stunning beach resort, Otehei Bay, is always a highlight of the regatta. Check out the Photo Gallery from the last Beach Party to see what it’s all about.

How to get there – and back again

Explore’s scheduled ferries from Opua, Paihia and Russell are the easiest and safest way to get out to the BOISW Beach Party and back again, especially if you’re planning to partake in a few adult beverages.

There’s an incredibly special price of just $30 return – a big saving on the usual return ferry price of $60 and includes ferry and entry for access to live music and our bar & cafe facilities during the event.

Ferry departures have been known to SELL OUT so we recommend booking early to secure your spot.

There are a number of scheduled ferry departures to get you out to the island:

Paihia | Russell | Opua 

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

Returning from Otehei Bay to

  • Paihia or Russell: Departs at 8:30 pm | 10:00 pm | 11:00 pm
  • Opua: Departs at 8:30 pm | 11:00 pm

So bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your togs along to the sell-out Bay of Islands Sailing Week Beach Party on Thursday 25th January 2024.  DON’T MISS OUT!  BOOK NOW!

We’re incredibly grateful to Explore and Otehei Bay for making the Bay of Islands Sailing Week Beach Party possible. For more information about the fabulous Otehei Bay, visit http://oteheibay.co.nz or follow Otehei Bay on Facebook.