All about the Discover The Bay Cruise

Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to the Bay of Islands. Explore the 144 islands, visit the iconic Hole in the Rock and have a magical encounter with native dolphins. After marveling at these fascinating creatures in their habitat, savor an onboard lunch and stop by Urupukapuka Island.
Make your way to Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf, where your cruise awaits you. Board a high-speed ocean raft and cruise along the stunning eastern coastline. Breathe in the refreshing sea air and soak in the picturesque ocean views, spotting seals and a variety of birds.
As you cruise, see dolphins swim and jump in synchronized harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter. Then power through the iconic Hole in the Rock and admire this impressive natural wonder.
Before returning to land, relish a delicious lunch or afternoon tea (depending on departure time) and stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island for a unique cultural experience. Participate in the Maori Living Today exhibition and learn the ways, customs, and traditions of the Maori tribe.

Discover The Bay Cruise Itinerary - 1 days

  • Day 1 Discover the Bay of Islands and the Hole in the Rock
    Our Local Expert Nature Guide for an entertaining story and full commentary of the area
    Scenic cruising among the 144 islands in safe hands of our experienced skipper.
    Lifetime Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee - we guarantee viewing marine mammals, including dolphins, whales, and orca over 90% of the time
    Explore the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it!
    Find an adventure on our island escape, a walk, paddle board, kayak, swim and so much more!
    Sample our scrumptious Island Lunch (9 am departure) or enjoy our Island Dinner (2 pm departure)
    Visit our Conservation Centre and learn about our efforts with island conservation.
    Reduced capacity - smaller groups, better comfort, superior viewing and photo opportunities
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Discover the Bay of Islands and the Hole in the Rock on our premium cruise and experience the very best of the Bay of Islands. With our Nature Guide on board, discover new facts and stories as we interact with marine life.

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Tour code: ENZ-DTB
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Child (5-15 years old)
Adult. For travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
Child. For travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
Adult. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Child ( 5-15 years). For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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