Cruise out through the Bay’s pristine islands and along the Cape Brett Peninsula. See the historic Cape Brett lighthouse and majestic Motukōkako, the Hole in the Rock, and hope for a lucky drip from above as you pass underneath it. The Bay of Islands is home to a host of marine mammals, wildlife and native birds. Keep an eye out for dolphins throughout your cruise. Stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island to relax or soak up the views from the hilltops. On our morning cruise you can choose our free island extension – stay longer, explore the island’s walking trails and beautiful beaches, and return with us in the afternoon.
Lunch is not included. Food and drinks are available to purchase at Otehei Bay Café during the island stop at own expense
Dress to the weather conditions and wear flat soled shoes
Toilets available on board
Operated in partnership with Explore Group
Infant (0 - 4 yrs) FOC - Infants need to be booked for capacity limits
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING:
• Snack food and beverages can be purchased on board however you are welcome to bring your own.
• We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, bring a hat and walking shoes should you wish to walk to the look-out on Urupukapuka Island.
• If you would like to go for a swim at Otehei Bay please bring a towel
• Refreshments and food can be purchased from the cafe at Otehei Bay.
BYO alcohol cannot be carried on the Otehei Bay ferry, including the Discover the Bay Cruise. Due to liquor licencing laws no BYO alcohol is permitted at Otehei Bay. Food service licencing permits only food purchased at the cafe to be consumed within the cafe and surrounding grass areas. Please observe these notifications as enforcement may offend.
Note: Operating in partnership with Explore Groups Discover the Bay Cruise
Note: The 3.30pm Hole in the Rock Cruise will NOT have a marine mammal permit during the cruise , this will limit our ability to view marine mamals for the duration of this cruise only
8:30AM & 2:00PM DAILY: 2 October 2021 - 30 April 2022
10:00AM DAILY: 1 May - 1 October 2022
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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