Great tour. Loved going through the whole in the rock and being lucky enough to see the dolphins.
Great trip, despite the weather, which prevented us from swimming with the dolphins although we did get to see them. Beautiful scenery and really well-informed crew. Fantastic way to see the Bay of Islands.
Great day, crew on boat wonderful , would reccommend as a must do in the Bay of Islands.
The Cream Trip was the only experience we booked ahead of our arrival in New Zealand. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. Fantastic commentary from the (female) skipper. Lots of laughs - not intrusive, and very interesting. We loved our lunch time stop on the island: lots of options, and we thought our fish and chips were the best we've had in ages. I am prone to sea sickness and had no problems on this well sized vessel - not too big, but spacious, light, smooth and everyone had a good view. Being on the water and getting out onto the bay to see all the islands will remain one of my favourite holiday memories. I would do it again!
Excellent - one of the best ways to see the area
Our first day in New Zealand with an early to rise for our drive to meat the cruise at Paihia. The day and weather was on our side until the arrival at the Hole in the Rock as it was too rough to venture through, got plenty of good photos with the different conditions in the bay. Hoping from island to island brought a different view around each turn. In all the day was a day to remember as the dolphins came to visit the boat on the homeward trek to Paihia wharf. To top our day off my wife and I decided to stay a while for some dinner at the Paihia wharf for some of the local seafood.
This was an absolutely brilliant day out. Unfortunately we were not able to swim with the dolphins because the pod we found had a wee baby, despite this, this was the best viewing of dolphins we have ever done. The scenery is amazing and the (female!!!) captain was really knowledgable, fun loving, skilled at her trade and is really passionate about the environment and her home town. The island stop over was very relaxing. A must do trip....
Hole in Rock was great and beautiful island and rock sights.
It was way above our expectations and it was the highlight of our wonderful NZ trip - we would highly recommend it - Tammy with her local knowledge and her love of the local wildlife was very evident and her crew were great - we saw dolphins a hammer head shark and a penguin.
the best day trip ever...we had an awesome time....excellent value for money. the crew were fantastic and friendly............would highly recommend this to everyone.............a nice relaxing day on the water ! and Billy the Skipper went out of his way to make sure you could swim with the dolphins after finding 2 pods ! thanx guys/gal for a memorable day out !
What a ride! Great fun from start to finish. It was amazing being able to see the Bay of Islands from the air and being able to grasp just how large the area is. Great views of the bay, the different islands, the boats and of course the hole in the rock! Pilot was very professional and made us feel safe at all times. His commentary was informative and he was able to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend!
I had never been in a helicopter before and I was a little hesitant at first. But as soon as we took off, I was laughing and taking pictures. The pilot was great and the views unforgettable!
Fantastic day. Skipper Tammy was just great, scanned the seas found us gems to discover. Great commentaries. One of our top days in NZ
Educational, relaxing and enjoying. Great trip and have highly recommended it to friends and family.
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