Paihia, New Zealand
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing cruise in the Bay of Islands on a boat that gets you close to landmarks such as Black Rocks, Urupukapuka Island and Roberton Island (Motuarohia Island). After departing from either Paihia or Russell, your captain takes you through the scenic region and provides informative commentary about its history and wildlife. Keep an eye out for sightings of dolphins and seals, and snorkel independently at Urupukapuka Island if you wish to disembark and  catch a boat back later in the day (8:30am departure only).
  • 2-hour Bay of Islands sightseeing cruise with island walk, from Paihia or Russell (8:30am departure only)
  • Cruise to Roberton Island, Black Rocks, Urupukapuka Island and other top sights
  • See massive rock formations, sheer cliffs and pristine lagoons from up close
  • Admire sweeping views after a short hike to Cook’s Lookout
  • Keep an eye open for dolphins, seals, whales and other marine animals
  • Have the option to take the early boat and disembark at the island for independent exploration
  • Hear informative onboard commentary and get great photo ops

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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k
, Apr 2018

Very enjoyable tour. Pristine and unspoilt surrounds. Good weather was a bonus.

e
, Mar 2018

Amazing experience and beautiful scenery. We were lucky enough to have a couple of dolphins pop up and swim with our boat! Just keep an eye out and the tour guides will stop the boat so you can enjoy the entertainment. Awesome experience!

S
, Feb 2018

Dropped off on Urupakupaku island. Had 1.5 hour walk to swimming beach. Poorly marked map - no distances. No signage on trail - got lost. Walk to pick up point took 3 hours of moderate to hard up and down walking. Wouldnt recommend to anyone.

J
, Feb 2018

Seas were a little rough to go out into the ocean, but there was plenty to see in the area we covered in 2 hours. Pulled into a cave thrilling while in the boat. Fast cruiser held about 20-30 passengers up to about 30-34 mph. Not too much rocking for such a trip, i'm pleased to add. Stopped at an island beach for 20-30 minutes but even in summer the waters were too chilly for me or others. Great way to get up close to the islands in the bay.

m
, Feb 2018

Fantastic tour. Entire team was friendly and went out of their way to ensure we made it back to our cruise ship in time for departure. Thanks guys, highly recommended!

R
, Jan 2018

Our tour was rescheduled by the operator, to 2pm. So on the day we re-booked back to an 8am cruise by the same operator (dolphin watching + hole in rock). This was better as it rained later in the day. It also gave us much more time to get back to the ship. My wife and child were seasick, so beware.

A
, Dec 2017

This was a WONDERFUL tour. Not only is the scenery beautiful, but our skipper was awesome and so was our guide.

E
, Dec 2017

THE TRIP WAS EXCELLENT AND THE COMMENTRY FROM BOTH GUIDES WAS INFORMATIVE AND RELEVANT TO WHAT WE WERE SEEING. THE HEALTH AND SAFETY WAS WELL ORGANISED AND WE HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

M
, Feb 2017

The weather on the day made this tour all the more enjoyable...the boat and staff were outstanding with a great itinerary, cliffs, cave and beach landing for a swim or a walk up a peak for spectacular scenery. The crew were formative, casual, respectful and friendly...always a good recipe for a great day out.

R
, Feb 2017

Beautiful Scenery in a modern boat - excellent commentary. Very happy.


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