20 reviews of Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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
Reviewed by Annette E, January 2013
Awesome weather and a great informative and jovial captain made the trip special
Reviewed by skippy, January 2013
First tour we booked in NZ - fabulous - over 3 full hours and yes we did go through the rock. Pleasant suprise to find out we could be dropped off at Russell on the return journey and were given a free ferry ticket back to Pahihia. Also requested pickup from campsite at short notice. No probs.
Reviewed by STEPHEN D, December 2012
Excellent - well organised, and as with all NZ tourist activities - on time!. whole experience was enjoyable from seeing two schools of dolphins to sailing through the hole in the rock to stopping on one of the islands to explore and have a lunch break. Would recommend without hesitation
Reviewed by robert g, May 2012
great trip. Staff friendly, helpful, and informative.
Photographer does a great photo booklet.
Scenery spectular, ocean rough on this day but made it all the more memorable..
Reviewed by Barbara C, February 2012
We were scheduled to arrive by cruise ship via tendered boats. The seas were so rough that the tender boats could not be deployed. Sadly, we missed the tour, but I wanted to advise potential customers that we received a full and prompt refund following one email request.
Reviewed by Radley W, March 2011
Reviewed by Gail N, March 2013
The weather was wind and rain so we were unable to go to the Hole in the rock. However the cruise around the islands was interesting and informative by providing plenty of local history. We also had the opportunity to closely observe dolphins who joined us for about fifteen minutes.
Reviewed by Nithin K, December 2012
The tour took us through many islands in the bay before heading to the hole in the rock. On the way back we got to ease out on one of the many islands. I would recommend this to all planning this trip.. keep yourself hydrated, carry sunscreen, shades, avoid same day return to Auckland.. its tiring.
Reviewed by Pompeyo L, December 2012
Excellent cruise, passage through the hole in the rock was awesome!
Reviewed by Trevor A, April 2012
Due to the poor weather we were unable to get to the hole in the rock, but had a great time anyway.The crew were great and we saw dolphins up close, we had an enjoyable time and the atmosphere on boards was great.
Reviewed by RAJones, April 2012
Amazing views throughout. Was able to see dolphins on my trip as well. Get there early so that you can get a good seat on the boat