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Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic waterways on our purpose-built catamaran, as we cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands seeking out dolphins and whales. Learn all about the history and local legends of the region as we make our way around the islands and out to Cape Brett and the iconic Hole in the Rock. On our return journey, stop off at one of the 144 islands that make up the Bay – the perfect opportunity for a short scenic walk, or just to feel your feet in the sand and take in the views.

Highlights

  • Dolphin viewing guarantee
  • Hole in the Rock
  • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Island stopover
  • Passionate and helpful crew
  • Free ferry ticket to Russell or Paihia
  • Largest viewing decks in the Bay
  • Informative commentary

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Dolphin Eco Experience

Dolphins are incredible creatures: gentle, intelligent and very ‘human’ in their behaviours and interactions. The Bay of Islands is frequently visited by pods of both bottlenose and common dolphins, and our expert staff can recognise many of them by their names and markings. Observe them up close in their own environment on our purpose-built vessel complete with super low viewing decks and even an underwater microphone. If conditions permit, grab a snorkel and swim with the dolphins in New Zealand’s warmest waters (additional $30 per person).

Highlights

  • Dolphin swimming – additional $30 per person
  • Dolphin viewing guaranteed
  • Purpose built intimate vessel
  • Lowest viewing decks
  • Limited passenger numbers
  • Underwater microphones
  • Passionate expert guides

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The Cream Trip

Join us for a ‘day in the Bay’ and see the best of the region with our most comprehensive cruise. This full day cruise is a truly ‘Kiwi’ experience with its laid back, relaxed pace. The Cream Trip allows you to do it all, following the original route established by Albert Ernest Fuller in 1927 to transport goods to the outlying islands. Back then the route took three days and cost five shillings! These days you get to do all the best bits: cruise around forest-fringed islands with golden sand beaches, learn about the history of the region, see dolphins and whales in the wild, go boom-netting and if conditions permit, swim with dolphins in the wild (additional $30 per person).

Highlights

  • Dolphin viewing
  • Dolphin swimming – additional $30 per person
  • Hole in the Rock
  • Island stopover
  • Island deliveries
  • Boom-netting
  • The Black Rocks & Marsden Cross

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Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a trip to its northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Stand at the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse and see the place where the mighty Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea collide. Your driver guide will share with you the Māori legends of this immensely spiritual place. Along the way you’ll also drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach and navigate Te Paki Stream, surf down massive sand dunes, explore a forest of ancient kauri trees, and tuck into a free lunch of fresh fish and chips at the beautiful Houhora Heads.

Highlights

  • Travel along Ninety Mile Beach
  • Cape Reinga Lighthouse
  • Sandboarding at Te Paki Stream
  • Free lunch of fresh fish & chips
  • Informative commentary
  • Giant kauri trees at Puketi Forest

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Cliffs and Cave Tour

This versatile cruise can be a thrilling two-hour trip around some of the hidden wonders of the Bay, or you can extend it to a full day experience including an island walk on Urupukapuka Island at no extra charge. Island Adventurer is our most agile vessel that can get you up close to hidden caves, rugged cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. Visit the majestic Black Rocks and historic Marsden Cross, and stop off on an excluded island to explore, swim or just relax.

Highlights

  • Secluded island stop
  • Black Rocks & gannet restoration colony
  • Marsden Cross
  • Hidden caves
  • Extend your island visit for free
  • Native bird life

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Giants & Glow Worms

Discover Northland’s breathtaking west coast as you visit the Hokianga Harbour, a place where time seems to stand still, and the magical Waipoua Forest. For more than 2,000 years Tāne Mahuta, The Lord of the Forest, has towered over the forest canopy. Steeped in myth and legend, this giant kauri tree has immense spiritual significance for the Māori people. Visit Tāne Mahuta and other legendary kauri trees and hear their stories from local guides. Complete your day with a guided tour of the family-run Kawiti glow worm caves, another of our region’s best-kept secrets.

Highlights

  • Lord of the forest, Tāne Mahuta
  • Historical trading trail to Hokianga
  • Seaside village of Opononi
  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves guided tour
  • Great photo opportunities

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Great Value Combo Deal – Surf and Swim

Dolphin Eco + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry. You’ll get the full Bay of Islands experience with this combo. On your Dolphin Eco Experience cruise, slip into New Zealand’s warmest waters and go swimming with dolphins in their natural environment Surf and Swim Combo

Then take a trip into New Zealand’s Far North and visit Cape Reinga, the northernmost point of New Zealand. In Māori legend, this is the place where spirits depart for the underworld. Along the way, drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach, see ancient kauri trees and surf down giant sand dunes on a boogie board. Your combo also includes a ferry ride between Paihia and Russell so you can explore this historic township.

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Great Value combo deals – The Beginnings

The Cream Trip + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry

Northland is known as the ‘birthplace of New Zealand’ – take a trip through history with this combo. Start with a full day Bay of Islands cruise, following the route of the original Cream Trip, which sparked the beginning of tourism in the region. Spend the day on the water, try boom-netting, swim with dolphins (optional extra) and enjoy an island stopover. Then visit the Far North and discover Cape Reinga, a place steeped in Māori tradition and the northernmost point of New Zealand. Journey through ancient forest, along famous Ninety Mile Beach and even along a stream, where you can try sand-surfing down huge dunes! Your combo also includes a ferry trip to Russell, a charming seaside village with a dark history just waiting to be discovered.

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Great value Tour combo Deal- Double Dip

Hole in the Rock + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry Explore the Bay by land and sea over two days, with a dolphin watching cruise and a trip to New Zealand’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Choose either a half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay in search of dolphins while visiting its highlights – or get into the water and swim with these amazing creatures on a Dolphin Eco Experience cruise. Please note Dolphin Eco Experience is not available between 29 April – 25 October 2014; swimming with dolphins is available as an optional extra on the Hole in the Rock cruise during this period

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29 Bayview Road, Paihia