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Book our Sightseeing Tours in Paihia!
Rates valid until March 31, 2018
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
What is included in the tour
- Cruise around the Bay of Islands
- Visit the Hole in the Rock
- Island stopover
- Dolphin viewing/whale viewing
- Free ferry ticket to Russell
- Comprehensive Commentary
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
Explore the scenic beauty of the Bay on a half-day cruise to the Hole in the Rock, including an island visit. During your four-hour cruise, you’ll make your way through the islands, learning about their history and the wildlife that calls them home.
The Dolphin Seeker cruising vessel has indoor and outdoor seating available and the largest outdoor viewing decks in the Bay of Islands. Hot and cold refreshments are available on board.
A.M. Tour from Paihia Wharf - Departs: 09:00 am and Returns: 02:00 pm
P.M. Tour from Paihia Wharf - Departs: 01:30 pm and Returns: 06:30 pm
Take a half-day Bay of Islands cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Enjoy the views from our catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey around the Bay of Islands right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.
According to Māori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!
Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise, and have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Our purpose-built catamaran is licensed by DOC (the Department of Conservation) for dolphin viewing and our crew have years of experience locating dolphins in these waters.
You’ll also spend some time on the island of the day – we’ll choose the best of the bunch for you to explore, depending on the conditions. Relax on the beach or stroll around the island to drink in the views of this breathtaking region.
As part of your cruise, we offer a free ferry ticket so you can explore Russell at your leisure.