Hole in the Rock Cruise

Hole in the Rock Catamaran Cruise
Price: $89.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromPaihia 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 ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable light layers or beach attire, sunscreen, sunglasses and a light jacket.
RestrictionsParticipants must be able to step in and out of the boat.
Tour Details

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 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 Rock.' 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
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
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.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to step in and out of the boat.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Such fun and so informative
February 25, 2020
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.
Reviewer: Susan Ten Eyck
5 Stars
Hole in the rock cruise
January 03, 2020
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.
Reviewer: john hawrylciw
5 Stars
The almost Hole in the Rock Cruise
December 26, 2019
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
Reviewer: Kevin Hunter
5 Stars
Incredible tour
December 20, 2019
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.
Reviewer: Donald Smith
5 Stars
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April 16, 2019
Really enjoyed this shore excursion, would recommend this excursion to my friends.
Reviewer: Margaret Crawford
5 Stars
Good boat ride in Bay of Islands
March 12, 2018
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: Howard
4 Stars