Discover the Bay

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.

Includes:

  • 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 (9am departure) or enjoy our Island Dinner (2pm departure)
  • Visit our Conservation Centre and learn about our efforts with island conservation.
  • Reduced capacity - smaller groups, better comfort, superior viewing and photo opportunities

Why not stay longer?

Extend your island stay for FREE!

Return from Otehei Bay on one of our many ferries at no additional cost*.

*Summer only, subject to availability, bookings essential!

 


Need to know:

  • Purchase this tour and $5 contributes to the Explore Conservation Fund, supporting local conservation initiatives
  • Wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
  • Bring your camera
  • Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Fully licensed bar onboard for drinks and light snacks
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency

Where to find us

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Paihia, Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)


We are excited to release our new app for our two flagship products, the America's Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland and Discover the Bay 'Hole in the Rock' cruise in the Bay of Islands. The app is also bilingual, featuring English and Chinese.

The app is available now for both Apple or Android devices.

iTunes or Google Play

With the app downloaded you can explore at your leisure before, during and after your experience without an internet connection. You can browse the app in real time on board the trip and use the handy built-in map as you travel past points of interest. With extended info on the history of the region, along with photos of the key points along the way. Click on the map markers to see what is coming up, or to revisit something you've already discovered.

·        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 (9am departure) or enjoy our Island Dinner (2pm departure)

·        Visit our Conservation Center and learn about our efforts with island conservation.

·        Reduced capacity - smaller groups, better comfort, superior viewing and photo opportunities