Cruise Excursion: Hole in the Rock Cruise

Cruise Excursion: Hole in the Rock Cruise

Discover what the Bay of Islands is really all about. The Bay boasts some of the most spectacular ecosystems and has become renowned as a world class playground, this cruise is an experience like no other.

View the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’, meet the local dolphins, visit the stunning Otehei Bay and enjoy time on the beach exploring Urupukapuka Island and learning or even become involved in the incredible community ecological restoration programme, ‘Project Island Song’ that is occurring throughout the eastern Bay of Islands.

The vessel has plenty of space for an up close dolphin/whale encounter and is fully licensed, with a range of drinks and snacks available for purchase. Cruise ships come into Waitangi wharf , after disembarking the ship you need to catch the shuttles from Waitangi to Paihia (5 minutes) then Report to yellow & Black boats left hand side Paihia wharf.

Highlights

  • Dolphin/Whale Watching
  • Travel through the world famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting)
  • Cruise and commentary amongst the 144 islands
  • Island stop at Urupukapuka Island
  • Encounter wildlife in their natural environment
  • Culture and History of the Bay of Islands
  • Learn about the kiwi recovery and conservation restoration programme, ‘Project Island Song’ in the Bay of Islands
  • Travel on a biofuel-powered yellow and black Dolphin Discovery V catamaran is designed for comfort, with an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating.

Please Note: This is a Cruise Excursion Tour, Please only book this tour, if you are disembarking from a cruise ship into the local port. As transfers or starting points will begin from the port terminal.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cruise Ship Excursions
From: Bay of Islands to Bay of Islands
Price: From (NZD) $99 per person
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: LT53CS

Inclusions

Viewing of marine life including dolphins and whales
Travel through the Hole in the Rock
Commentary from guide
Island stop
Learn about the history and culture of the region
Hear about the kiwi recovery and conservation restoration programme
Drinks and snacks available to buy on the ship

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily all year round
  • Departure Point: Waitangi Wharf
  • Departure Time: 9:00am or 1.30pm
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Return Details: 1:00pm or 5:30pm
  • Closed: Operates all year round

Important Information

  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to operate
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes and your camera. In winter months we advise dressing warmly – jackets and warm clothes recommended
  • Child ages are 7-15 years inclusive

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Cruise Excursion: Hole in the Rock Cruise
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: LT53CS
From (NZD) $99 per person
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