- Navigate the famous 'Hole in the Rock'
- See dolphins, penguins and other marine wildlife
- Island stop-over
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Select the 'Super Saver Option' to book a package that combines two best-selling Bay of Islands tours and represents a savings of 20%. The full-day Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour departs from Paihia at 7:15am and travels to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island. You'll take a guided tour of Cape Reinga, drive down the rugged coastline of Ninety Mile Beach, see the mystical kauri trees, go sandboarding and dig for shellfish. Your tour concludes in Paihia at approximately 6:15pm.
Please Note: The Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour does not need to be taken on the second day, but within 7-days of the Bay of Islands cruise. You'll be required to reconfirm both tours at least 24-hours from the Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' cruise departure date.
Reviewed by IGORS J S, April 2013
We had a great cruise. The pilot was excellent in explaining the history of each island as we headed to the "Hole in the Rock". He had a great sense of humor and he was speaking distinctly over the intercom. The weather was sunny and warm and we had a number of great photo ops. The sea was a bit too rough to navigate through the hole but we were able to get very close to it for photos. A great value compared to what we would have had to pay if we had booked a similar cruise through our cruise liner.
Reviewed by Rebecca A, April 2013
Was very good. Enjoyed it a lot. The captain was very knowledgable and the sights were beautiful