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Perfect day! Enjoyed great weather and an excellent cruise around the islands. Spotted a pod of dolphins as well. Great commentary. Couldn't fault the day!
your staff personell were very helpful with my father who is elderly and visually impaired. Thank you for the wonderful trip.
This was a relaxing day trip. I think a good note is that when they mention swimming with dolphins it is with wild dolphins so you literally swim with the dolphins - not play with the dolphins. On the day we went the dolphins were moving too fast so notwithstanding that we got in the water to try swimming with them because if it didn't work out the tour company happily refunded everyone's money which I thought was fantastic! Definitely a friendly crew who helped make the day relaxing and enjoyable - I would recommend this trip.
The weather beat us on the day, preventing venturing out to the 'Hole-in-the-rock' 4m swell, but the cruise went ahead within the protected Bay of Islands. The operator offered a refund to all, but we continued and were glad we did. Even without the feature 'Hole', the cruise was excellent. The commentary by the skipper with history of the various land and sea marks really made it. Absolutely recommend this cruise to anyone.
Great tour. Loved going through the whole in the rock and being lucky enough to see the dolphins.
Our first day in New Zealand with an early to rise for our drive to meat the cruise at Paihia. The day and weather was on our side until the arrival at the Hole in the Rock as it was too rough to venture through, got plenty of good photos with the different conditions in the bay. Hoping from island to island brought a different view around each turn. In all the day was a day to remember as the dolphins came to visit the boat on the homeward trek to Paihia wharf. To top our day off my wife and I decided to stay a while for some dinner at the Paihia wharf for some of the local seafood.
Was a fantastic experience. We were fortunate to have a beautiful, clear day and extremely lucky to have spotted several pods of dolphins! Only downside was that we were unable to relax at the restaurant on the island stop over due to 'political' reasons (I'm assuming this was in reference to a competitor). Regardless - I would DEFINITELY recommend this trip to anyone travelling to the beautiful Bay of Islands area.
John Keith W
A very good trip - very good scenery, well planned and lots to see. Only disappoint was not being able to swim with the dolphins - this often happens, on all boats according to locals.
We were really quite excited about the trip, and although there were highlights like the sighting of Dolphins and some of the outstanding scenery the crew were excellent but!. we felt that far too much time was spent allowing people to swim with the Dolphins ( over an hour in one place which prevented us from covering the full trip. Another 45 minutes was wasted at lunchtime waiting to rendevous with another boat to transfer some passengers who has buses to catch. all in all we missed out on over 2 Hours worth of the trip 2/7 which spoiled the value of the trip. The trip was quite expensive and therefore poor value for money.