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4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

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  • Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3 - 4 hours
This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse.


  • Navigate the famous 'Hole in the Rock'
  • See dolphins, penguins and other marine wildlife
  • Island stop-over

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What You Can Expect

Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise

Cape Brett Hole in the Rock

You will then pass through the famous Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" at Motukokako Island and on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife including Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, and other sea and bird life.

You'll visit one of the bay's most beautiful islands where you can swim and snorkel or relax on the beach and take in the magic of the island. Choose to stay on the island longer with an optional extension to return at 4:30pm or 5:30pm (NZ$10, payable direct).

Please note, during the winter months (June to October 19), the afternoon departure is approximately 3 hours in duration, returning one hour earlier to Russell and Paihia and does not include a stopover on Urupukapuka Island.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I really enjoyed this tour, we even had dolphins putting on a show for us. Fabulous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

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.

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