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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

Meet your boat at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell to start your 3-hour Bay of Islands cruise. ( NOTE From March 19th 2020 to October the 23rd 2020 cruise is 4 hours duration 9.00am to 1.00pm and includes a 40 minute Island stopover )

Soaking up the varied landscape of some 144 islands, you'll make your way out to the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse and before visiting the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island.

Listen as your experienced crew share local history and ecology via an informative commentary , keep your eyes peeled for dolphins , whales and other marine and bird life as you cruise through and past many of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands

Don't want the journey to end? Hop off in Russell or Paihia after your cruise for more exploring before using your complimentary Russell/Paihia ferry ticket to get back.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Cruise to the mighty "Hole in the Rock"
    • Commentary
    • WiFi on board
    • Free one Way Ferry Ticket from Russell or Paihia
    • Island Cruising
    • Dolphin and Whale Viewing ( Excluding Bottlenose Dolphins )
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, The Maritime Building 69 Marsden Road Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045 New Zealand

    Check in area, prior the the cruise

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cape Brett Walkway, Rawhiti Road, Rawhiti 0184 New Zealand

    Cruise past Cape Brett on the way to the Hole in the Rock and visit the Cape Brett Lighthouse

    Stop At: Bay of Islands, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

    Experience the beauty that is the Bay of Islands

  • Departure Point :
    1: Fullers GreatSights, Maritime Building 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 2020, New Zealand
    2: Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands (Russell), The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
    • Winter season April to October 2020 Cruise is 4 hours in duration 9.00am to 1.00pm and includes a Island Stopover
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


English - Guide

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Organised by GreatSights

Activity ID: V-3910P75

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