Take a thrilling 2 hour cruise round some of the Bay's most untouched islands. If you want to stay on the island longer, there is free island extension available on 8:30am departure.
Discover the rugged seaward side of the Bay with its sheer cliffs and caves as well as the sweeping sandy beaches of the inner islands.
Visit the majestic Black Rocks - rare basalt formations found in only three locations worldwide.
Keep a look out for marine life, from juvenile hammerhead sharks to little blue penguins.
For the true nature lover, extend your day by stepping ashore at beautiful Urupukapuka island, and take your time exploring its many walking trails before meeting our return boat in the afternoon (8:30am departure only)
Island Adventure is a purpose built smaller vessel, 4WD of the sea. Capable of speeds of over 30 knots. It's designed to get you to your destination quickly and comfortably. Its shallow drought means it can navigate where other boats can't - like straight up onto the beach. What's more because the Island Adventurer only seats 34 people you'll be able to view the Bay's great sights every step of the way.
- Visit the Black Rocks
- Great Photo Opportunities
- See Our Famous Islands
- Unique View of Cliffs and Caves
- Free walking option on Urupukapuka Island (8:30am departure only)
Prices: Adult NZ $85.00 Child NZ $42.50 (under 5 yrs GO FREE)
Departures: daily, summer months
Paihia 8:30am, 11:00am & 2:00 pm, Russell 10 minutes later
Free walking option on Urupukapuka Island available on 8:30am departure, returns at 1:00pm or 5:30pm
Departure Points: Paihia - the wharf next to the Maritime Building waterfront
Russell - the wharf waterfront
Reporting time: 15 minutes prior to departure
Durations: 2 hours
What to bring: Sunhat, sunscreen sunglasses, walking shoes, jacket 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