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New Zealand watersport adventure tours

At Blue Adventures, we specialise in kitesurfing, wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding and jetboat experiences in New Zealand. We’re all about providing a personalised and exciting experience – no matter your age or ability level. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about what they do and will provide you with a safe and fun way to learn these amazing watersports. Whether you’re looking for kitesurfing, stand up paddleboarding or wakeboarding lessons in Auckland and Matakana or exhilarating jetboat tours, we’ve got something for you!

Owned and run by adventure-lovers Tony and Nina, Blue Adventures is based on the Matakana Coast, one hour north of Auckland. The Matakana Coast offers great spots for jetboating, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and stand up paddleboarding. However, all lessons and tours can be run in several locations from Auckland City to Mangawhai, depending on wind, weather, tides and of course, your plans.

The ultimate New Zealand jetboat experience

Invented in New Zealand in 1954, jetboating has always been synonymous with New Zealand. It’s a must-do experience for thrill seekers, combining high-speed manoeuvres with spectacular locations and scenery.

On our heart-pumping ‘Thrillseeker’ Jetboat Tour, you’ll experience the thrill of spins and sweeping fishtails while discovering the beautiful beaches and islands of the Matakana Coast.

Feel the sea spray and wind rushing by as our professional skipper navigates the Blue Adventures jetboat past beautiful islands, beaches and pristine bays. This thrilling jetboat tour reveals Matakana Coast’s best-kept secrets; sheltered swimming spots, tranquil coastlines and an abundance of sea life. If you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins, orcas and blue penguins that often visit this part of the coast.

The Boat:
‘El Grunto’ is a fully surveyed adventure jetboat powered by a Toyota Lexus V8 engine. Suitable for four passengers on board at a time, it can operate in any sheltered water and all safety gear is provided.

The Blue Adventures’ ‘Thrillseeker’ Jetboat Tour is run on the beautiful Matakana Coast, only one hour north of Auckland. The tour starts at Scott’s Landing (near Warkworth) or Sullivans Bay (near Puhoi). Local pick-ups are available.

Join us for a New Zealand wakeboarding experience

On our wakeboarding charters, you can carve, jump and pull tricks behind our fully surveyed boat! We provide you with everything you need to ensure you have an epic day out on the water: A boat equipped with a brand new wakeboard tower, a professional skipper, a wakeboarding instructor (if needed) and up to date ‘Liquid Force’ wakeboarding gear. Our wakeboarding charters are tailored to small groups, giving you the best possible chance to learn and progress in wakeboarding. Our wakeboarding trips are suitable for anyone, no matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro. Come for a ride to try this awesome sport!

​Blue Adventures runs wakeboarding lessons and tours at several locations in the Auckland, Matakana Coast and Mangawhai region, depending on wind directions, tides and your plans. We can operate in any sheltered water and all safety gear is provided. Our boat is suited for four people on board at one time.

It’s taking the world by storm – find out why!

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing sports around the world. It’s a sport everyone can enjoy, and is a great way to get out and experience nature and the tranquil surroundings the Auckland and Matakana coast has to offer.

SUP is also the perfect whole body workout; it keeps you fit while promoting your balance, coordination, core strength and endurance. It is a low impact sport and will leave you feeling balanced, energised and at-one with nature.

Stand up paddleboarding is easy to learn. However, it’s important that you get the paddle technique correct from the start. So, soak up the sun and master your paddle technique with our SUP lessons and tours for beginner and advanced paddleboarders!

Blue Adventures runs SUP tours and lessons at several locations in the Auckland and Matakana Coast region, dependent on wind directions and tides on the day. All our favourite teaching locations are located on beaches, which offer flat waters. This makes them perfect to learn paddle techniques.
All SUP gear and wetsuits (if needed) are provided. Local pick-ups are available.

​Learn how to kitesurf in New Zealand

No matter if you are a novice, intermediate or advanced kitesurfer, our experienced, fun and IKO-qualified instructors will provide you with a true blue adventure in the kitesurfing world.

The best way to start your kitesurfing adventures is by getting some quality lessons. Our team at Blue Adventures believes in customer satisfaction, and our teaching technique has proven to be extremely successful. Our kitesurfing lessons are run in small groups. This way, your instructor can tailor the lessons to your individual learning needs. This means you will learn kitesurfing in the safest way possible, get more time strapped-in, be able to enjoy the lessons and progress faster. Step-by-step instructions and our up to date kitesurfing equipment will ensure you progress easily and safely while learning this addictive sport!

Blue Adventures runs kitesurfing lessons in the Auckland, Matakana Coast and Mangawhai region depending on wind direction, tides and your plans. All of our favourite teaching locations are situated on beaches, which offer shallow and flat waters- this makes them perfect to learn kitesurfing. All kitesurfing gear, wetsuits and booties are provided and local pick-ups are available.