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Discover the Bay - Hole in the Rock Cruise

*** The ULTIMATE Bay Of Islands Experience ***

 

Join us for an unforgettable cruising adventure and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands.

Both stunningly beautiful and historically significant, this spectacular haven draws visitors from around the world, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Bay of Islands and its diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Sit back and relax as we cruise among the 144 islands with the skipper's expert commentary including a visit to the famous Hole in the Rock and when conditions allow, travel through it!

View various marine wildlife including dolphins, whales and orcas.

Our trips boast a success rate of over 90% for wildlife viewing and is your best change to encounter these amazing mammals!

We will also stop off at the stunning Otehei Bay Urupukapuka Island - considered by some as the most beautiful island within the Bay.

In summer, this includes a BBQ Lunch (9am departure) or early BBQ Dinner (2pm departure), the ability to grab a drink at the fully licensed cafe, hire snorkel, kayaks and paddleboards or just chill out on the beach. There is also island walks for the more adventurous.

 

Location: Paihia, Bay Of Islands

What to bring: Wear suitable clothing including flat soled footwear, Sunscreen, Hat, Jacket

 

Price:

  • Adult $149
  • Child (5 to 15 years) $90
  • Children under 5 years travel free
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    Duration: 4 Hours


     

    Please note: From May to October we operate Discover the Bay with option to swim with dolphins when conditions permit. From May - November the bar & cafe are not open to the public for food & beverage sales.

    Discounted bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable. If the trip is cancelled by the operator due to weather conditions you will receive a full refund.

    Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

    Change Dates

    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

    10:00 a.m.
    Fri 21 Sep
    Sat 22 Sep
    Sun 23 Sep
    Mon 24 Sep
    Tue 25 Sep
    Wed 26 Sep
    Thu 27 Sep

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$135.00
    • Child$90.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$90.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$90.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$90.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Xueyan Zhang from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2017

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    Great experience

    Nice people,great experience.

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    Sanjay from India wrote on 07 March 2018

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    Hole in the rock

    It was overall fantastic experiance... nine boat.. knowledgable and helping staff... and on top of it vary nice location

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    Li-Wen from New Zealand wrote on 26 October 2017

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    Hole in the rock cruise

    Excellent cruise from start to finish. Highly recommend!

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    Deborah witty from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2017

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    Worth every Penny

    This tour is so well organised. Stopped at great viewing spots on the way. Stopped for pod of dolphins with babies to take photos. Hole in rock amazing place. Lunch bbq all ready when we docked at bay and delicious. Was good getting dropped at Russell on way back and having a free return ferry ticket. Will do again when we are next up that way.

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    Tess from United States wrote on 25 April 2018

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    Tess

    We were lucky to get wonderful weather! It was a very pleasant cruise. The boat is smaller than the other tours so fewer people. We enjoyed seeing dolphins along the way. A big plus was a delicious barbecue lunch we had at an island after we went through hole in the rock. It was definitely one of our highlights of our time in New Zealand!

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