Enjoyed the ride through the bay and to the Hole in the Wall. It was a beautiful day but the seas didn't allow us to go through the hole - no big deal. Thought we would land on an island for a short while, but the tour lasted as long as stated as it was. We almost missed the tour because our cruise tender went to Waitangi, and we then had to catch a shuttle to Paihia where the tour was departing. Five minutes to spare, so keep that in mind if arriving on a cruise ship.
Reviewer: Mitch Blaesing
The ship was big , the sea was rough, but the views were great, saw dolphin and birds. The day could have been a bit nicer. Sailing thru the hole was very cool.
This was the first shore excursion booked off ship, however would not hesitate to do so again. Good savings.