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Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock with Island Stopover - Morning Cruise

2 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Live Guide
  • Audio Guide
  • 4 hr

This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’ Listen as your experienced crew share local history and ecology via an informative commentary, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales, and other marine and birdlife as you cruise through and past many of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands Don't want the journey to end? Hop off in Russell or Paihia after your cruise for more exploring before using your complimentary Russell/Paihia ferry ticket to get back.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

Check in area, prior the the cruise

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Bay of Islands

Experience the beauty that is the Bay of Islands

Pass By: Cape Brett Walkway

Cruise past Cape Brett on the way to the Hole in the Rock and visit the Cape Brett Lighthouse

Pass By:

According to Māori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!

Stop At:

Stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Stroll along the white sand beach, or walk to the top of the hill for scenic views over the entire Bay of Islands.

Duration: 40 minutes