Experience the natural wonders, stunning scenery and learn about the cultural significance of this unique part of New Zealand, on a spectacular four 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.
Cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard Dolphin Seeker. 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. Then visit one of the Bays beautiful islands Urupukapuka Island (note: afternoon cruise does not include an island stopover during winter) - walk to the top of the island for spectacular 360 degree views or unwind on the white sandy beach.
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.
- Dolphin & whale watching
- Cruise past many of the 144 islands
- Island Stopover
- Passionate & helpful crew
- Cruise through the Hole in the Rock
- Largest viewing decks in the Bay
- Informative commentary
- Free ferry ticket to Russell or Paihia
Prices: Adult NZ $105.00 Child NZ $52.50 (under 5 yrs GO FREE)
Departures: Half day cruise twice daily, year round
Paihia 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: 4 hours including island stopover
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, walking shoes, jacket or warm layers and a camera.
- Prices stated above are in NZ dollars
- 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 vessels or coaches