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From Paihia or Russell: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Cruise the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran and discover the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island; spy secluded beaches and coves,…

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Bay of Islands: Hole in the Rock Scenic Island Cruise

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
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Cruise around the Bay of Islands, taking in the Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett, keeping your eyes peeled for bird and marine life. Take in the…

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This was definitely our best day whilst travelling North island. Linford our boat captain and tour guide must absolutely love his job to be so cheerful all day. He had great interesting knowledge of the area and the history. He explained everything as we travelled, stopping at the key locations. Nothing was rushed and we landed on two islands. A walk to an amazing lookout on the first island with tea and cookies to return to. Then 90 minutes on the second island where everyone could do their own thing. Linford supplied paddle boards, snorkels and masks for us to enjoy the secluded and calm cove. He told us about the local sea life and he collected sea urchins for us to taste the roe. It turned out to be very tasty and creamy. On the way back to Paihia Linford even spotted some penguins bobbing about and stopped for us to view them. The Bay of Islands is a beautiful area and if you are lucky enough to visit DO NOT miss this 5 hour tour. Thank you Linford.

I had such a great day on the Kopiko! Luke is a great host and captain and we had a very relaxing day on the water and on the island. We learned a lot about the area and I was eager to learn a bit about sailing so Luke taught me some of that too! The island we went to was quiet and calm and we basically had it to ourselves. The lunch sandwich and snacks were really good, the hospitality on the boat was great too. We walked a bit on the island and enjoyed the beach, a swim and some paddle boarding. Bean bags on the catamaran were great to relax on. Over all a 5-star experience I would happily recommend to anyone!

Fantastic experience! Unfortunately due to weather we were unable to visit the Hole in Rock. However the crew accommodated and I appreciate the decision you made in order to keep us safe. The captain Teina made it a wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery, insightful commentary and a great full value for money. Highly recommend!

Great guided tour. Informative and helpful Staff onboard. Not many seats out the upper deck if the boat, which affective visibility. We didn’t see any dolphins or whales. But were offered another cruise. Loved the hole in the rock, excellent skills to manoeuvre through the archway by the captain.

Totally fantastic experience. Saw lots of dolphins, cruised through the Hole in the Rock, scenery was amazing, staff were awesome, just a fantastic afternoon in The Bay of Islands. Can’t recommend it highly enough.