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Hole in the Rock
Arataki Vessel
The Bay of Islands has 144 Sheltered Islands
Twin Lagoons
Roberton Island
Island Getaway Cruise and Island Tour

4.5hr // Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Tour

Embark on a captivating 4.5-hour cruise and island tour in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, where you'll sail amidst stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the 144 picturesque islands, spot dolphins and seabirds, cruise through the iconic Hole in the Rock, and enjoy two island stopovers. Explore the enchanting Roberton Island and immerse yourself in its natural beauty, followed by a visit to another captivating island, offering its own unique charm. Delight in leisurely walks, optional activities, and experience the allure of the bay. This unforgettable journey combines natural splendor, cultural heritage, and serene escape in one remarkable experience.


NZ$ 149.00

Per Person


  • Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett Lighthouse

  • Two remote island stopovers with breathtaking walks and viewpoints

  • Wildlife spotting throughout the day

  • Optional in-water activities (Paddleboarding/Snorkelling)

  • Live commentary & information throughout the day


Full Description

Embark on a captivating 4.5-hour cruise and island tour in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Discover the natural wonders of this stunning archipelago, with a maximum of 49 passengers on board, this intimate tour ensures a personalized experience. Marvel at the iconic Hole in the Rock as your vessel navigates through this awe-inspiring rock formation, providing an up-close encounter with this incredible natural wonder.

During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore two captivating islands. The first stopover takes you to Roberton Island, a pristine paradise known for its untouched beauty. Step ashore and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this idyllic island, where you can take a short walk to the island lookout point over the Twin Lagoons.

Continuing further through the islands and along the Cape Brett Peninsular, you will get to see the awe-inspiring Hole in the Rock before stopping on another enchanting island in the Bay of Islands, offering breathtaking vistas and opportunities for exploration, as well as optional in-water activities such as Paddleboarding and Snorkelling

As you cruise through the Bay of Islands, keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls this area home. Penguins, Dolphins and other marine-life, majestic seabirds soaring above, and other captivating wildlife may encountered during the cruise. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands

****Visiting the Hole in the Rock is weather permitting. If conditions are not suitable to travel to the Hole in the Rock, an alternative route will be used within the sheltered inner islands of the bay.


Roberton Island Stopover (Twin Lagoons)

Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett Lighthouse

Optional Snorkelling & Paddleboarding Equipment

Marinelife and Native Seabirds

Live commentary and information

Two remote island stopovers

Meeting Point

Guests must be checked in at least 15 minutes prior to your booked departure.

Paihia Check-in // Pier 10
15 minutes before your sheduled departure

Russell Check-in // Next to Russell Information and Booking Centre
15 minutes before departure

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


Visiting the Hole in the Rock is weather permitting. If sea conditions aren't suitable, an alternative route will be used within the sheltered water of the islands.


NZ$ 149.00

Per Person

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