Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise



  • Adventurous excursion sightseeing in the Bay of Islands

  • Chance to see playful pods of dolphins leaping though water

  • Coastal areas known for attracting multiple whale species

  • Dramatic geological formations & famous Hole in the Rock

  • Experienced captain knowledgeable about local wildlife


Cruise through aquamarine waters, keeping your eyes peeled for the playful jumps of bottlenose dolphins and the majestic leaps of massive whales. Zigzagging around dramatic rock formations, enjoy a day spent exploring the Bay of Islands and make a daring pass through the famous Hole in the Rock.Visit the must-see attractions on this comprehensive tour: the bizarre Beehive, the Parliament Buildings and Old Saint Paul's Cathedral – one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hop aboard a spacious catamaran equipped with open-air viewing decks and grab a seat while your captain and crew toss off the mooring lines. Set a course through the Bay of Islands, getting up-close looks at rugged outcroppings crowned by open grassland and heavy forests.

Use high-powered binoculars to get a glimpse of quiet coves and scan the horizon for the telltale splashes of whales and dolphins. During your journey, you might spot bottlenose dolphins swimming in close-knit pods or whale species including orcas, humpbacks and pilots.

Before you head back to the dock, let your captain carefully guide your craft through the famous opening known as the Hole in the Rock. Just wide enough for a boat to pass through, this dramatic geological formation is the perfect way to end your adventurous day out on the water.


  • Scenic dolphin-watching cruise in Bay of Islands

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions 

Additional Information

  • Child Admission: 5 – 15 years   

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

Hours & Pricing

  • Cruise departs daily from Paihia at 9am & 1:30pm

  • Cruise departs daily from Russell at 9:10am & 1:40pm

  • Duration: allow 3 hours




* Price valid until 30th September 2018


        Paihia Wharf, Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay Of Islands 0200, New Zealand


How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.