Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise Including Dolphin Watching and Island Stop

from Paihia
Book online or call: 0800 744 487 or +64 9 583 5790

from $150 NZD

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 1 more


Board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as you cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Enjoy your 90-minute stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, have a meal or a drink at the island café, swim off the beach (ideal for children) take a scenic walk-up to the hill top panoramic view points or just relax on one of the outdoor bean bags.

What's Included

  • Bay of Islands dolphin watching cruise
  • Travel to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'
  • 90min island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island


  • 8:30 am
    Cruise departs Pahia wharf
  • 2:00 pm
    Return Paihia

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

No hotel pick ups available

Additional Info


  • Scenic cruise out to Motukōkako, the Hole in the Rock, on our purpose-built vessel with large viewing decks and air conditioned cabin.
  • Dolphin and Whale viewing (conditions permitting).
  • 1.5 hour stop at Otehei Bay to explore the island, take a swim or snorkel, hire a kayak (peak season).
  • You can extend your time on the island at no extra cost (morning cruise only).
  • Option to purchase drinks and snacks onboard or refuel at fully licensed beachfront café and bar at Otehei Bay.
  • Informative and entertaining commentary throughout.

Cancellation Policy

Check at the time of booking


0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: FGSHIRC

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