Bay of Islands – Hole in the Rock Cruise LT53CS



Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Lunch can be purchased as an optional extra.

Discover what the Bay of Islands is really all about. The Bay boasts some of the most spectacular ecosystems and has become renowned as a world class playground, this cruise is an experience like no other.

From Paihia, travel from Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett on a bio fueled catamaran with stunning views of the picturesque islands that make up this coastline. Along the way, there is an opportunity to meet the friendly common and bottlenose dolphins as well as other local marine life. At the end of Cape Brett, view the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. If sea conditions are good, your skipper will take you right through the hole.

* Dolphin/Whale Watching
* Travel through the world famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting)
* Cruise and commentary amongst the 144 islands
* Island stop at Urupukapuka Island (Only with lunch option)
* Encounter wildlife in their natural environment
* Culture and History of the Bay of Islands
* Travel on a biofuel-powered catamaran designed for comfort, with an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating.

The vessel has plenty of space for an up close dolphin/whale encounter and is fully licenced, with a range of drinks and snacks available for purchase.

There is the option to upgrade your morning cruise to include a stop-over at Otehei Bay in the heart of the bay of Islands. The stop-over will include a delicious barbecue lunch which has been prepared on the Island for your enjoyment. There will be time to explore the island, walking the pristine beach and paddling in the warm waters of the bay. To upgrade select the lunch option as an extra opposite. Tour Duration to include lunch is 4 hours.

Tour Commencement Times: 9.00am and 1.30pm (lunch is with the morning tour)
Tours Conclude: 12 noon/1.00 pm and 5.30 pm

Cruise ships come into Waitangi wharf , after disembarking the ship you need to catch the shuttles from Waitangi to Paihia (5 minutes) then report to cruise offices close to the wharf. Full meeting instructions will be sent upon booking.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 0900 or 1330
Duration : 3 hours or 4 hours with lunch
Maximum number of people : 90
Venue Facilities : 3 hour Cruise
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

Please note:

Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

Client Reviews

  • "Great Cruise"
    Really nice comfortable cruise, to the Hole in the Rock, saw a ton of wildlife including dolphins
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  • "Good Option for the Bay of Islands"
    Enjoyed the cruise to the Hole in the Rock, very interesting tour and commentary.
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  • "Nice Tour"
    Enjoyed the tour, great scenery. Good option when you visit this area.
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