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Discover the Bay - Hole in the Rock Cruise

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

Highlights

  • View various marine wildlife
  • Success rate of over 90% for wildlife viewing
  • Stop off at the stunning Otehei Bay Urupukapuka Island
  • Summer activities of kayaking, paddle boarding or just chilling out on the beach!

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!

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

We will also stop off at the stunning Otehei Bay Urupukapuka Island for a BBQ lunch or Dinner - considered by some as the most beautiful island within the Bay.

In summer, this includes the ability to grab a drink at the fully licensed cafe, hire kayaks and paddleboards or just chill out on the beach. There is also island walks for the more adventurous.

In winter a BBQ lunch is also included and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Location: Paihia, Bay Of Islands.

**Same Day Free Russell Ferry ticket**

To be used in the morning if booked on the 2:00pm departure (one per person on booking - can only be used on the same day as your tour )

Adult $152.00
Child $90.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 5 to 15 years. Children under 5 years travel free.

    Discounted bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable.

Available Bookings from September 24 to September 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 24 Sep
Wed 25 Sep
Thu 26 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
Sat 28 Sep
Sun 29 Sep
Mon 30 Sep

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$106.40
  • Child$75.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$106.40
  • Child$75.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$106.40
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.90
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.90
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$90.00

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

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

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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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Xueyan Zhang from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2017

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Great experience

Nice people,great experience.

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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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