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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 $155.00
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 November 13 to November 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 13 Nov
Thu 14 Nov
Fri 15 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov
Mon 18 Nov
Tue 19 Nov

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$101.90
  • Child$75.00

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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Malorie from France wrote on 30 January 2019

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Belle croisière mais

Le début de la croisière est vraiment géniale. Nous avons eu la chance voir des dauphins, puis ensuite nous sommes allés en direction du Hole in the Rock, le capitaine a réussi à nous permettre de passer dans le trou avec le bâteau. Nous avons eu plein d'explications très intéressantes. Nous avons ensuite été à nouveau chanceux car nous avons vu une nouvelle famille de dauphins d'une espèce différente. Ensuite nous nous sommes arrêtés sur une Ile et c'est là que nous avons eu notre repas inclus. Nous y sommes restés 1h20, et c'est là que pour moi est le point noir de l'excursion. Car il y a une balade à faire pour admirer Bay of Islands de haut, mais j'aurais préféré passer plus de temps sur l'océan pour voir peut être d'autres mammifères marins.

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Agathe from France wrote on 27 June 2019

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Nul!

Tout avait bien commencé avec un prix attractif (mais tout de même cher) ! Nous avons pris le bateau avec quelques personnes, et là désenchantement : aucun dauphin ou autre d’apercus, passer sous hole était impossible, le BBQ lunch c’est deux saucisses et 1 cuisse de poulet qui nous attendent déjà chauffées...pour s’excuser la compagnie nous offre la même croisière gratuite à refaire .. nous leur expliquons que nous ne reviendrons pas en NZ.. ils n’ont rien voulu savoir. Je ne recommande vraiment pas cette croisière en hiver !

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Clement Nicolas from France wrote on 11 December 2018

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Très jolie experience

C'est une jolie ballade en bateau qui se termine par un bon repas bien copieux. Nous en avions profité pour passer la nuit en tente sur l'île et prendre le ferry le lendemain sans surcoût. On recommande ce Cruise

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Claire from France wrote on 18 November 2018

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Excellent !!!!

Superbe excursion ! L’équipage était génial. Sûrement notre meilleure journée en Nouvelle-Zélande !!

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Odile from France wrote on 25 July 2018

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Superbe croisiere

Nous n avons pas eu la chance de croiser dauphins ou baleines seulement des phoques mais neanmoins la traversée elle même vaut vraiment la peine . On longe des îles sauvages et très belles jusqu'au site "hole in the rock" impressionnant.

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