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Hole in the Rock Cruise

Price: $89.00
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Hole in the Rock Cruise

This breathtaking journey through the Bay of Island's beautiful seascape sails the routes typically enjoyed by dolphins and other marine life. 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 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 catamaran 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.

Please Note: During the winter months (usually from May to October), the tour is 4 hours and includes an island stopover.

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 13 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.
5 Stars5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSuch fun and so informativeFebruary 25, 2020

Reviewer: Susan Ten Eyck
We had the awesome opportunity to see a mother Orca teaching her juvenile to hunt. The whales they were after swam off quickly. The naturalist onboard was very informative and it was fantastic to hear the excitment in his voice as he described what was happening and how rare it was. Going through the hole in the wall was exhilarating and very fun. Highly recommend this excursion.

5 StarsHole in the rock cruiseJanuary 03, 2020

Reviewer: john hawrylciw
Excellent cruise, captain and crew went out of their way to make this day memorable. The weather was favorable for us to actually sail through the hole. Recommend this cruise to anyone wishing to travel to the hole in the rock.

5 StarsThe almost Hole in the Rock CruiseDecember 26, 2019

Reviewer: Kevin Hunter
We didn't get to the Hole as the sea was too rough BUT it was still a great cruise as the guide was very informative and there was much more to see. I highly recommend this cruise. Great value for money

5 StarsIncredible tourDecember 20, 2019

Reviewer: Donald Smith
We had a great tour. Very impressed with the captain and crew. The Hole was incredible to see even if a retarded fisherman prevented us from going through the hole. On the way back we came a cross a pod of dolphins feeding. That was the real highlight of the tour watching them feed and frolic all around the boat. Well worth the cost of the tour.

5 Stars*April 16, 2019

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

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