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Ocean Adventure

Experience the thrill of Ocean Adventure - the fastest boat to the Hole in the Rock on this 1.5hour experience.


NZ$ 150.00

per person


  • Feel the thrill of this fast boat to the Hole in the Rock

  • Stop to view wildlife, learn about the Bay of Islands and take photos

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

  • Option to stop at Otehei Bay at the end of your cruise and return on a later ferry


Full Description

Relax in state of the art suspension seating for a safe and comfortable ride as you fast track your journey through the iconic scenery of the Bay of Islands.

Ocean Adventure combines exhilaration and exploration with a balance of speed and thrills, as well as stops to view wildlife, learn about the Bay of Islands and take photos. Visit the dramatic cliffs at Cape Brett Peninsula and the iconic Hole in the Rock, and when conditions permit enter the amazing Cathedral Cave.

Choose to visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island at the end of your cruise and return on one of the later ferries at no extra cost


Life jackets and water protective clothing provided

Meeting Point



  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure at the Fullers GreatSights /Explore Office located in the Maritime Building 69 Marsden Road, Paihia. 69 Marsden Road - Google Maps Note: Check in is only at the Paihia office
  • Cut off time for check in is 15 minutes before departure.
  • Please allow for travel / parking time before check in.
  • Please have your vaccine pass ready for scanning upon check-in.



Additional Information

• Maximum weight of an individual is restricted to 120kg.As part of our trip procedures we require a total passenger weight. All participants will be weighed indivually before departure
• Not suitable for under 7 years old
• In certain sea conditions a height restriction of 150cm minimum may be implemented for safety reasons

• We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and flat soled footwear.
• A warm jacket (due to high speeds it can be quite windy).
• Sunglasses

This adventure involves travelling across open ocean, therefore at times there may be rough sea conditions which cause considerable movement to passengers. All medical conditions affected by sudden movements including back ailments and pregnancy must be disclosed before departure and passengers will be required to sign an acceptance of risk.

Dress to the weather conditions and wear flat soled shoes.

No toilets available on board.

Child age 7-15 years, must be accompanied by an adult and be a suitable size and strength to participate.

Skipper has final decision on suitability of passenger for travel.

Please Note this tour takes a direct route to the Hole in the Rock and return. For a complete Bay of Islands experience check out our Discover the Bay product

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.


COVID-19: Explore Group is committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. In accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system), from 3 December, all passengers aged 12 years or over must provide proof of double vaccination prior to boarding any Explore Group experience by way of presenting their My Vaccine Pass. We ask that a valid form of ID (passport, driver's licence, or birth certificate) is available for sighting. Should you not produce proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to board your cruise. Standard cancellation terms and conditions apply.

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NZ$ 150.00

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