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From Paihia: Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stop

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Island Getaway LTD

From Paihia: Hole in the Rock Cruise & Island Stop

Activity provider: Island Getaway LTD

From US$ 91.73 per person

Take a scenic boat trip among the famous Bay of Islands with a stop to explore one of them. Depart from Paihia to see the majestic Hole in the Rock on Motukokako and Cape Brett Peninsula.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Marvel at the striking natural beauty of the Bay of Islands from the sea
  • Cruise among the 144 remote islands taking in the imposing rocky scenery
  • Visit the iconic Hole In The Rock on Motukokako and possibly sail through it
  • Admire panoramic views of Cape Brett Peninsula and its old lighthouse
  • Take a walk to a lookout point on one of the islands and help feed the fish
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Travel among the 144 remote islands of New Zealand's renowned Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided boat tour departing from Paihia and discover some of the most unique sights of this natural destination. Admire the stunning Hole in the Rock and stop to explore one of the islands.

Set sail and surround yourself with the imposing rocky scenery of the Bay of Islands. Keep an eye out for a variety of marine wildlife as you cruise along the coastline. Listen to interesting commentary from your tour guide as they relay the history of the area.

Visit the original landing site of Captain James Cook on Roberton Island. Experience Cathedral Cave on Motukokako Island and the famous Hole in the Rock. If weather permits, you'll even sail through it. Up next, take in the awe-striking Cape Brett Peninsula and its lighthouse.

Stop at one of the islands along the way. Take a short walk toward a lookout point and help feed the schools of fish in the Voluntary Marine Reserve.

  • Scenic cruise
  • Tour guide
  • Live commentary
  • Island stop
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please check in at the Salt Air Tours office next to the Paihia Wharf.

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  • The cruise is subject to weather conditions.
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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Great tour company and amazing staff! Beautiful morning out in the islands and even got to visit the Hole in the Rock and the Lighthouse. The staff shared lots of information about the area and wildlife, and we were lucky to see penguins and seals on the tour. The island stop was beautiful. Highly recommend this tour

September 23, 2022

Definitely a tick off the bucket list. The crew and captain were so friendly and made us all feel comfortable through the day. We even stopped on one of the islands and did a short walk and had time to go for a swim. Great way to see the Bay of Islands. Highly recommended tour!!!

September 22, 2022

Booked this trip on my own while in the Bay of Islands. Great trip to see the Hole in the rock, and plenty of time to explore the islands. Boat was comfortable and the guides were really informative!

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 414836