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Hole in the Rock Cruise

Price: $89.00
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This breathtaking journey through the Bay of Island's beautiful seascape sails the routes typically enjoyed by dolphins and other marine life. If the chance presents, dive in and swim with the dolphins before navigating to the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. This Bay of Islands tour is the ideal for nature lovers, photographers, and newcomers to New Zealand. Tour in style for a great affordable price.

Upon boarding the Dolphin Seeker catamaran, your licensed skipper will provide insights to maximize your voyage. While traveling around the Bay of Islands, all eyes will be peeled looking for dolphins that routinely swim the route. Plus, there is ample indoor and outdoor seating, providing great views.

Keep your eyes peeled for marine wildlife including dolphins , whales , penguins and seals.

Then you'll navigate toward Motukokako Island to the legendary 'Hole in the Wall.' This sea level, 60-foot hole-in-a-rock formation was created ages ago by the wind and waves.

If the tide and weather cooperate, the Dolphin Seeker will sail through the Hole. And Maori legend states that when traveling beneath it, good luck comes to a person if a water drop falls from the cave's roof onto them.

This memorable Paihia tour provides a nautical adventure like none other. A complimentary ferry ticket to Russell or Paihia is also included. Book today for an unforgettable shore excursion.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Paihia Wharf. Depending on where your ship is tendering, a shuttle or a ferry (not included, approximately 12 NZD each way) may be required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable light layers or beach attire, sunscreen, sunglasses and a light jacket.
Participants must be able to step in and out of the boat.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 Stars*April 16, 2019

Reviewer: Margaret Crawford
Really enjoyed this shore excursion, would recommend this excursion to my friends.

4 StarsGood boat ride in Bay of IslandsMarch 12, 2018

Reviewer: Howard
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.

4 StarsHole in the rockDecember 11, 2017

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.

5 StarsEXCELLLENT VALUEMarch 08, 2016

Reviewer: luvtocruise
This was the first shore excursion booked off ship, however would not hesitate to do so again. Good savings.

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