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The Rock Adventure Day Cruise

Product ID: 123194
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Six hours of non-stop cruising and adventure. Your knowledgeable crew will ensure that you spot all that the Bay of Islands has to offer. Shuttle out to The Rock, go snorkelling, enjoy an island walk and lunch back on the boat, all of which are included.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Explore sub tropical islands with a knowledgable guide. Learn about history, local culture & wildlife or relax on the beach
  • Immerse yourself in the sub tropical waters as we snorkel seeing local fish, stingrays and collecting sea food to taste & share on our cruise home
  • Kayak along island shorelines looking for caves & seeing the birdlife
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You’ll get picked up at 8.15 am at the Paihia Wharf by sea shuttle which will take you on a smooth cruise to a remote and quiet bay where The Rock has been anchored overnight. After arrival and a quick safety brief haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands.

Go Kayaking, snorkelling, gathering fresh sea food, explore WWII remains, trek across islands enjoying stunning vantage points, and visit ancient Maori fortifications. If conditions allow, gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you’re brave enough).

You will have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.

On the homeward cruise, enjoy those mussels, freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life…hopefully you’ll even see dolphins! Arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3 pm.

Think you want more activities or want to stay on board The Rock longer? Then maybe The Rock Overnight Cruise is for you. Perhaps your time is a bit more limited but you still fancy sleeping aboard a boat? Then go on the Rock Bed & Breakfast Overnight Cruise.
  • Kayaking
  • Pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Island Expedition - with experienced guides
  • Beach Games
  • Try Fresh Seafood - subject to seafood gathering during snorkeling
  • Trolling for fish on the way home
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks from the bar
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the giant Marlin on Paihia Wharf at 8am for an 8.15am departure.

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From US$ 145.14 per person

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The Rock Adventure Cruise

Product ID: 123194