The Hole in the Rock with a Bay of Islands Cruise and Discover the Bay of Islands

Discover the Bay - Hole in the Rock

Discover the spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife and rich history of this New Zealand paradise on our quintessential half day Bay of Islands cruise.


  • 3 hours scenic cruising

  • Knowledgeable local Nature Guides to provide commentary and available to answer your questions

  • When conditions permit, get up close to Cape Brett and travel through the Hole in the Rock

  • Opportunity to view marine mammals including dolphins, whales, seals, birdlife and more

  • 1.5 hour stop at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island with option to extend your stop on morning departure


Full Description

Experience the spectacular scenery of this New Zealand paradise and learn about the area’s rich culture and history with full commentary from our local skipper. When conditions permit, get up close to the dramatic cliffs at Cape Brett and travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock.

Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. We view dolphins on over 90% of our trips along with birdlife, whales and seals and our knowledgeable Nature Guide on board will be available to answer all your questions.

Your trip will also include a stop at Otehei Bay on the Department of Conservation’s Urupukapuka Island. You will have time to explore the island, swim at the sandy bay or enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the sun from our fully licensed café. 


Meeting Point

Paihia or Russell wharf 

Check in to your cruise 15 minutes before departure

Additional Information

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 Fullers GreatSights
Infant (0 - 4 yrs) FOC - Infants need to be booked for capacity limits

8:30AM & 2:00PM DAILY: 2 October 2021 - 30 April 2022

10:00AM DAILY: 1 May - 1 October 2022

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 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.

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NZ$ 135

per person

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