Water activity

Hole in the Rock 1.5-Hour Fast Boat Ocean Adventure

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Group New Zealand
Water activity

Hole in the Rock 1.5-Hour Fast Boat Ocean Adventure

Activity provider: Explore Group New Zealand
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From US$ 90.74 US$ 63.52 per person

Experience the thrill and exhilaration the Bay of Islands' fastest boat to the Hole in the Rock. Visit Cathedral Cave and Hole in the Rock. If conditions permit, you may even be able to travel through them.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Speed through the open waters and among the bay's 144 islands
  • Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock and the amazing Cathedral Cave
  • See Cape Brett Peninsula and the Cape Brett Lighthouse, and learn all about this stunning region
  • Hear fascinating tales of the bay, as told by your experienced local skipper
  • Keep a lookout for whales, seals, dolphins, and other marine life
Full description
Fast track your journey through the iconic scenery of the Bay of Islands on a 1.5-hour ocean adventure. Experience the thrill of an open-air fast boat ride as you cruise among the bay's 144 islands and explore the bay's iconic sites. Enjoy the perfect balance of exploration and exhilaration with informative commentary and stops to observe the abundant wildlife along the way. Speed through the open waters in a purpose built state of the art catamaran. Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock, the gorgeous Cape Brett Peninsula, and enter the spectacular Cathedral Cave (conditions permitting). Ride the waves past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, and the many varied island landscapes. Keep an eye out for wildlife including whales, seals, dolphins, and penguins. Learn about the area's unique characteristics and fascinating history from your friendly, informative skipper. This exhilarating tour is also a very comfortable and safe one. Complete with padded seats and seat belts, the boat is designed to protect its passengers riding in the open ocean. Life jackets and weather-proof jackets are also provided.
  • 1.5-hour fast boat cruise
  • Use of weather-proof jacket and life jacket
  • Live commentary in English
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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Meeting point

The Maritime Building, Paihia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation
  • The activity is not suitable for children under 7 years
  • Under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is an adventure ride, please notify the local operator of any medical conditions
  • The vessel used is purpose-built and specifically designed for speed and comfort in most sea conditions
  • This activity is not suitable for people under 120 centimeters
  • In rougher weather conditions a height limit of 150cm may be imposed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 22 reviews

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March 27, 2023

We had perfect weather and the tour was amazing

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 175149