Welcome to Opua MarinaBay of Islands, New Zealand
About the Marina
Opua Marina is located in the beautiful Bay of Islands at the south end of the Veronica channel. It is an easy approach any time of day or night and the customs berth on the outer breakwater of the marina is the primary customs port of entry to New Zealand.
It is a full service marina with 250 berths, 35 swing moorings and 14 pile moorings. Live-aboards welcome - Hot Showers - pump-out facilities (holding tanks MUST be used), fuel dock (diesel only), wi-fi and postal services (please use our address/boat name/yacht in transit). The Port Opua Marine Park has every marine service within walking distance including:
haulout and hardstand
boat builders and riggers
car purchase or hire
insurance and boat brokers
A favourite fishing and boating playground, Bay of Islands has 144 islands which are renowned for their diverse marine life and world famous big game fishing.
Opua is located just five minutes by road from Paihia, the heart of Bay of Islands. It is 20 minutes from Kerikeri and Bay of Islands Airport and is a short water crossing from romantic Russell.
Opened on the 15th of February 2000, the Marina has been a great success with offshore visitors and locals alike. Opua is the Gateway to New Zealand and the main Port of Entry for off shore cruisers and a popular summer destination for many New Zealanders. Come and stay with us.
For Berth Sales on the Opua Marina & Main Opua Wharf, please telephone the Marina Office on 09-402 7124 (seven days).
Opua Cruisers' Guide
Clean Marina Programme
Everyone wants to do their part to keep New Zealand’s 15,000 kilometres of coastline pristine. Opua Marina is NOW a member of the Clean Marina Programme. Opua Marina signed the pledge in June 2009 to follow the Clean Marina guidelines and to provide the berth holder and visitor alike with a fantastic and green experience whilst in the marina. In October 2010 we reached our goal.
What is Clean Marina?
"The Clean Marina initiative is a voluntary programme promoted by NZMOA (New Zealand Marina Operators Association) that encourages marina operators and recreational boaters to protect coastal water quality by engaging in environmentally sound business and operational practices. The Clean Marina Programme is a partnership between industry, local and central government and the general boating fraternity. NZMOA will offer information, guidance, and technical assistance to marina operators, local governments, and recreational boaters on Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that can be used to prevent or reduce pollution."
The Clean Marina programme identifies Opportunities and Best Management Practices implemented to control pollution associated with:
- Marina Operations
- Boatyard Operations
- Fuelling Operations
- Maintenance Programmes
- Facility Management
- Emergency Planning
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Education
Individually you can do your part by following the Clean Boating Program.
Clean Boating Programme
The Clean Boating Programme is part of an international environmental initiative whereby many recreational boaties are participating in programmes to improve their environmental performance.
Look for the Clean Boating Programme brochure in the Marina Office or go on line. It all makes sense to keep NZ waterways and Bay of Islands a great place for years to come.