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Bay of Islands: Hole in the Rock Scenic Island Cruise

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
13 Reviews
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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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From Paihia or Russell: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Duration: 3 hours
148 Reviews
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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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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise & Cape Reinga Day Trip Combo

Duration: 2 days
22 Reviews
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Explore the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, and Ninety Mile Beach on two unique tours over two consecutive days. Get up close to dolphins on a scenic…

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Semplicemente magnifica. Simply wonderful.

The cruise with Adam and Blue has been simply wonderful. A friend who had done it a couple of weeks ago had recommended it very warmly because the boat was small, the approach to nature respectful, and the people extremely nice. The group (about 15 people) was nice, Adam and Blue are simply wonderful people who really love what they are doing. Their philosophy is: if we see dolphins we are going to stop to observe them, but we are not going to chase them. And dolphins we did meet. And we stopped. And observed them. And they played around our boat for about 15 minutes. We visited two islands, both astoundingly beautiful. On the second we stopped for a couple of hours, paddle boarding and snorkeling (they provide all the equipment), and it was heaven. We were the only people on the island, so you could hear cicadas and the sea. The rest was silence. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Our daughter and I are telling people this was one of the most beautiful day in our lives. Tks Adam & Blue

Great cruise with interesting commentary

Sadly, due to the bad weather overnight, it was too rough for the boat to get out ot the hole in the rock, so we had to spend the rest of the trip cruising around the bay looking for dolphins. Unfortunately, the pod that had been seen the day before were nowhere to be found, but we did find large flocks of seabirds (gannets, shearwaters and the odd booby) diving for fish. They were fantastic to watch. The rest of the cruise, stopping to deliver mail to some of the islands and seeing the amazing Black Rock Islands was really good too. Would have given a rating of Excellent if we'd made it to the rock or seen dolphins or whales, but the cruise operators were not at fault and did their best given the weather. An added bonus is that we were given a ticket for a free trip another time. We'll definitely be taking them up on that and will bring the children next time.

Brilliant tour - don't bother with anything else!

My partner and I had a great day out on this tour. Lin was a great guide, relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. He was really knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we encountered. Bonus that we saw both penguins and dolphins throughout the day. The stops at the two islands was a perfect addition to the tours around the islands. This tour is a beautiful way to see the Bay of Islands. Don't miss it!!

Very good, excellent value, great engaging and caring staff

This trip more than met our expectations. Very knowledgeable and caring staff. The trip never seemed rushed, even when watching the dolphins. The expertise of the captain in going through the hole in the Rock was excellent. Highly recommended and great value for money trip.

A wonderful way to end the day sailing in the bay of islands

We had the most fantastic time sailing on a tall ship with some, climbing to the top of the mast, to others like my wife climbing to the bow of the ship and having a titanic moment while bobbing up and down as we cut through the waves, a beautiful way to see the bay

Bay of Islands: Late Afternoon Sailing Cruise Reviewed by Shane, 03/04/2017