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A must do!!! Amazing scenery and well worth the cost.
This tour was awesome! The cruise was so well organized and the crew was very friendly. The scenery was so beautiful and the narration of the captain was fun and interesting. We saw so many dolphins and they are so much fun to watch. The sea cooperated and we were able to sail through the 'Hole in the Rock too . Ther was alot of bang for the buck.Thanks to all for a great time.
Great tour guide and exhilarating experience going through the hole in the rock.
Really well organised trip very interesting commentry very beautiful scenery. Had a perfect day saw some dolphins playing and bow riding under another boat and we even went through the hole in the rock.
Enjoyed to see dolphins, pass through the Hole
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Did not get a chance to see the Hole In Rock
The best time ever..the crew and vessel were amazing..
Fantastic tour operator and had opportunity to see killer whales next to boat
What a fantastic day!
The crew and personnel did not communicate the options for bad weather days. Disappointed with their free return as it isn't as it seems.
Awesome trip and well worth the relaxing tour, great staff and informative. Highly recommended.
Picked up at motel by friendly helpful staff, saw the dolphins in three different areas, bit to rough to go through the 'hole', dropped off at Russell and free trip back to mainland.
The experience could not have been better. The crew took good care of us and we got to see dolphins, sea lions and travel through the tunnel that a boat could go through. The weather was perfect. If you are in this area you should do this.
Great experience. Very professional and knowledgeable tour guides and providers. Loved the special opportunity to see tons of Orcas! Lots of information. Worth every penny!
Brilliant cruise. This was the best excursion trip we experienced. The cruise alone was extremely enjoyable and was easily accessed from the cruise shuttle bus. The hole in the rock wasn't passed through due to weather and sea conditions but the lady Captain reversed into the hole and gave us the full view and feel for natures creation. Well done driver, a brilliant piece of boat handling skills, I'll try to remember this before criticising lady drivers.
What a bonus we had though, there was a pod of local Okra killer whales in and around one of the bays we visited. They were very close and surfacing often as they were feeding on Rays in the shallow waters of the bay. This made for an unexpected once in a lifetime experience which will be remembered for years to come. Not guaranteed on the trip but you never know your luck!
Value for money, excellent, we saved 60 two of us on this trip through Viator compared to our cruise ship excursion.
Bay of Islands cruise was very good. We would definitely recommend it. Our only problem was the boat was packed because a cruise ship was in port.
A lovely tour, with thoughtful crew, everyone got a chance to see the highlights. I thought the length was just right.
Friendly crew, lunch was great. Perfect weather, the whole day was fabulous
Nice big catamaran with snacks and toilets on board. Good narration. Beautiful scenery. Well worth the money. Tip: do not wait to be picked up by a bus. Go into the shop and check in at the big white desk. Boat loads at the pier out in back.
Pretty much the only planned activity we did while staying in Paihia, and definitely worth it. We saw beautiful islands, the boat ride was very smooth, and the captain's commentary was informative without being boring. We didn't see any dolphins and only a handful of people maybe saw a whale but I understand that's not really on the crew. The only thing I would change is have the stopover on the island be a little longer, we basically had to run to the top of the hill to take some pics, then run back down.
Fantastic, the scenery, the meal and the staff were brilliant. Just a shame that it was so still on the day so we didn't travel far.
I would have liked more time at the island we stopped at and explore and have lunch. but overall beautiful and fun
Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful boat, lovely crew and a stunning location. What more could you want?
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