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'Hole in the Rock' Dolphin Cruise THE BEST HALF DAY CRUISE IN THE BAY
Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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  • Overview
  • Price and Departure
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Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise, Fullers Bay of Islands, New ZealandExperience the natural wonders, stunning scenery and learn about the cultural significance of this unique part of New Zealand, on a spectacular three hour cruise to Cape Brett and the iconic Hole in the Rock.

Marvel at the abundant marine life in the Bay of Islands with a cruise that gets you up close to dolphins, whales and other regular visitors to the waters of the Bay.

Join us on board our catamaran and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy large outdoor viewing and seating decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay and keep a look out for dolphins, whales and other marine life.

The wonderful views are capped off with a trip through the Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates to the Grand Cathedral Cave and hope for a lucky drip from above as you pass through. (conditions permitting).

Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee
In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip, we will offer you a 'go again for free' voucher for another Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise. Subject to availability.

Highlights Include:

  • Dolphin & whale watching
  • Cruise past many of the 144 islands
  • Largest viewing decks in the Bay
  • The Hole in the Rock
  • Informative commentary
  • Free ferry ticket to Russell or Paihia
Price and Departure
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Prices: Adult NZ $112.00 Child NZ $56.00 (under 5 yrs GO FREE)

Departures: Half day cruise twice daily, year round
9:00 am & 1:30 pm, Russell 9:10 am & 1:40 pm

Departure Points: Paihia - the wharf next to the Maritime Building waterfront
Russell - the wharf waterfront

Reporting time: 15 minutes prior to departure

Durations: approx. 3 hours

Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks and light snacks are available for purchase on board.

Commentary: A full English commentary is provided by the skipper. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin. Audio multilingual headsets available in German, French and Mandarin (please advise at the time of booking).

What to bring: Sunhat, sunscreen sunglasses, jacket or warm layers and a camera.


  • Prices stated above are in NZ dollars and incl. GST
  • Departures and itineraries are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Children’s fares - 14 years and under
    Infants - 5 years and under. No charge applies when not occupying a seat
    (this excludes Dolphin Eco Experience where a child fare applies)
  • Entry fees and meals are not included except where stated
  • Non-smoking on board Fullers GreatSights vessels or coaches