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Full-Day Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise with Hole in the Rock Visit

by GreatSights Duration 11h 40m Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $180

Cruise through aquamarine waters looking out for dolphins and whales, visit the remote Cape Brett Peninsula and enjoy a unique Hole in the Rock experience (weather permitting) on this full-day tour to the Bay of Islands from Auckland. After pickup from your centrally located Auckland hotel, head north aboard your deluxe, air-conditioned coach and take in epic scenery, as the city gives way to rolling hills and subtropical bush, while enjoying informative commentary from your driver. Upon arrival in Paihia, board your spacious catamaran for an unforgettable Bay of Islands cruise. Equipped with open-air viewing decks and a knowledgeable crew, you'll have everything you need to learn about the local geography and history while keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales which frequent the area. Cruise past rugged rocky outcrops crowned by open grassland and use high-powered binoculars to scope out quiet coves on secluded islands en route to the remote Cape Brett Peninsula. After seeing Cape Brett Lighthouse, your journey continues to the famed Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island where (weather and ocean conditions permitting) your captain will navigate you carefully through the tight space. This dramatic geologic formation is the perfect way to end your adventurous day out in the water! Glide back into the bay to Paihia, where your deluxe coach will be ready for you to board for the return trip to Auckland.

Cruise through aquamarine waters looking out for dolphins and whales, visit the remote Cape Brett Peninsula and enjoy a unique Hole in the Rock experience (weather permitting) on this full-day tour to the Bay of Islands from Auckland. After pickup from your centrally located Auckland hotel, head north aboard your deluxe, air-conditioned coach and take in epic scenery, as the city gives way to rolling hills and subtropical bush, while enjoying informative commentary from your driver. Upon arrival in Paihia, board your spacious catamaran for an unforgettable Bay of Islands cruise. Equipped with open-air viewing decks and a knowledgeable crew, you'll have everything you need to learn about the local geography and history while keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales which frequent the area. Cruise past rugged rocky outcrops crowned by open grassland and use high-powered binoculars to scope out quiet coves on secluded islands en route to the remote Cape Brett Peninsula. After seeing Cape Brett Lighthouse, your journey continues to the famed Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island where (weather and ocean conditions permitting) your captain will navigate you carefully through the tight space. This dramatic geologic formation is the perfect way to end your adventurous day out in the water! Glide back into the bay to Paihia, where your deluxe coach will be ready for you to board for the return trip to Auckland.

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7:30 AM, Bay of Islands Full Day Tour in English

Duration 11h 40m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$179.24

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Full-Day Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise with Hole in the Rock Visit

Activity Location

Bay of Islands

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

    102 Hobson Street

    Auckland 1010


Highlights

  • Explore the Bay of Islands from Auckland

  • Enjoy an adventurous Bay of Islands cruise

  • Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island

  • Cruise out to the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse

  • Keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins


Inclusions

  • Scenic dolphin-watching cruise in Bay of Islands

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Auckland hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Audio-guide headsets available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3 years are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Audio-guide headsets are available in Japanese, Spanish and Manadrin. Please contact GreatSights at least 24 hours before your travel date to confirm your headset.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take necessary precaution. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Full-Day Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise with Hole in the Rock Visit ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Mar 5, 2019

Fantastic views, great crew. Saw two large pods of dolphins and we were able to take the boat thru the hole!,,

Thomas M

United States

5/5 Aug 1, 2018

The bay of islands trip is excellent and if you are able to visit the bay do so as it’s idyllic and well worth the trip

5/5 Jul 17, 2018

Excellent trip, good and informative driver,comfy coach. Wonderdul views. Boat trip was excellent, saw dolphins and whales. It helped that the weather was fantastic. Would recommend this trip