Hole in the Rock Morning Cruise

Price: Included with Tour package
Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands
GPS Coordinates: -35.278661 , 174.091221


Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action from the comfort of Dolphin Seeker. Our catamaran is licensed by DOC (the Department of Conservation) for dolphin viewing.

Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay.

Hole in the Rock Morning Cruise and Optional Island Stopover timings:
Departs Paihia 9.00 am
Returns Paihia 12.00 for 3 hour cruise
Or Returns Paihia 1.00 pm for 4 hour cruise

Morning cruise will have ‘optional island stopover’. Those not requiring the island stop will enjoy a 3 hour cruise as the boat drops those at the island then takes the rest of the pax back to Paihia/Russell. The 4 hour option is those who get off at the island and are picked up one hour later to return to Paihia/Russell.

Hole in the Rock Afternoon Cruise timings:
Departs Paihia 1.30 pm
Returns Paihia 4.20 pm

Reporting time: 15 minutes prior to departure Afternoon cruise does not include island stopover throughout the year and it is only 3 hours – this allows time to connect with the 4.30 pm coach back to Auckland.

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