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Discover the Bay of Islands Cruise - Half Day

Bay of Islands
For 1 person
1/2 day
$120 each
1 Adult
$120 each

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  • Cruising among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary
  • Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock
  • Enjoy Otehei Bay

Tour the beautiful Bay of Islands with this half day cruise, heading amongst the 144 islands of the bay. Visit the incredible Hole in the Rock before enjoying a relaxing afternoon at Otehei Bay.

What's Included?

  • Cruise amongst the Bay of Islands
  • 90 minute stay on Otehei Bay
  • Full commentary

Board your boat from Paihia or Russell wharf where crew will welcome you aboard. As you depart Russell, the crew will deliver a full safety briefing and overview of the trip and your skipper will provide full commentary of the journey.

If weather conditions are suitable you will travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock. Enjoy the opportunity to spot the wildlife including dolphins, birds, seals and even the occasional whale!

Absorb Urupukapuka Island's rich and long history at the Otehei Bay Island Conservation Centre. Also learn about the restorative work of Project Island Song to return native bird life back to the Bay.

Session Length

  • 26th September 2020 - 11th October 2020 Departs 12pm daily.
  • 12nd October 2020 - 18 December 2020 Departs 12pm Saturday, Sunday and NZ Public Holidays.
  • 19th December 2020 - 8th February 2021 Departs 12pm Daily
  • 9th February 2021 - 5th April 2021 Departs 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.


  • Adults: 16 years +
  • Children: 5-15 years


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

There is a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 100 people on this experience.

This experience takes place in the Bay of Islands, departing either Russell or Paihia.