Brilliant. Saw lots of dolphins. Actually cruised through hole in rock. Also saw seals and blue penguins. Scenery was beautiful. The island we stopped off was beautiful with good walks. They also dropped us off in Russell and gave us free ferry tickets to Paihia.
Had a fantastic coach driver (Huey), a wealth of knowledge. Loved Cape Reinga, sand dunes and driving along beach, Kauri Kingdom was average but buffet lunch was overpriced and very poor as agreed by all on coach.
It was early spring and we were very lucky to go on a beautiful morning. Enjoyed the boat trip and the commentary. We thought we'd miss seeing any dolphins but on our return there were a few in the harbor and had seen a couple of penguins bobbing in the ocean. Good tour!
Very scenic. Lots of dolphins. Beautiful country!
Great cruise , good commentry ,
hole in the rock spectacular
Everything is so beautiful in NZ - and Bay of Islands is the best. The bus driver was engaging and the drive into the hills above the bay was a nice glimpse into real life there. The stops were a winery, chocolate factory and wood workshop. We also saw a waterfall and many breathtaking views. I would definitely do it again.
As we were only able to do the second half of the tour I can only rate out of 2.5. Our disappointment at not being taken seriously around our tender arrival time by the supplier meant that we were booked on a tour that we should never have been accepted on. Don't book this if you are tendering on arrival at the Bay of Islands, you'll miss the cruise portion. Book a boat Shore Excursion. The portion of the tour we did to Kerkeri was quite good. We enjoyed the Ake Ake winery, the chocolate factory and the historic buildings. The guide was very good.
Great trip anyone that has not been to the hole in the rock will enjoy it.
Very nice tour. Guide was most knowledgeable.
This cruise was the best ever,having said that i would like to thank young ROSS for helping me out,i was late for this cruise i got my times wrong and missed the boat ,but he went out of his way to help us out and put us on the afternoon one.We had a great time and we got to see killer whales feeding on stingrays,and the dolphins were swimming in front of the bow of the boat,it was amazing to see.The rest of the cruise was great and we saw the hole in the rock but we didn't go through it the swell was too high.Overall i would recommend Viator and this cruise to everyone i give it 10 out of TEN.
An exciting viewing of dolphins. The boat was a little crowded so that when there was a sighting people rushed to the side pushing others out of the way. Booking on-line was easy and I would recommend collecting boarding passes the day before if you can so that you can get near the front of the boarding queue, particulary if there are cruise boats in. This is the second time that I have taken this trip and I enjoyed it as much again. The commentary was informative and enjoyable and I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the coast line, but take your swim gear for the time on the island.
I really enjoyed this tour, we even had dolphins putting on a show for us. Fabulous
Well organized and good commentary on a beautiful part of the world.
Just do it! Great tour from the 100km trip up 90 Mile beach in a bus, to the sand boarding to the spiritual Cape Reinga we really enjoyed this trip.We also loved the small places we drove though, Monganui and all of Doubtless Bay is some of the best scenery in the world. Very much recommended.
A most enjoyable trip.Very informative and knowledge of the area and geological formations.Beautiful isolated beach and enjoyed a fabulous swim.A fun little twist and speed over the bay.Very worth while trip.A must do.
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