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Bay of Islands Day Cruise:The Cream Trip

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Experience the Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise from Paihia or Russell, with indoor and outdoor seating to ensure a comfortable trip in any weather. Watch for whales, seals, and dolphins as you navigate the islands. Following the centuries-old tradition of delivering supplies to remote islands (called a 'cream trip'), you pass Hole in the Rock, stop to explore one of the islands.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Paihia Harbour
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See the Paihia and Russell Harbours and Waterfront
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You'll end at
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  • Join a Bay of Islands 'cream trip' and deliver supplies while you tour
  • Catamaran features enclosed cabins and sundecks for a comfortable outing
  • Choose between convenient departure points in Paihia and Russell 
  • Snacks and drinks are available to purchase on board
What to Expect
Make your way to the wharf in Paihia or Russell, board your multilevel catamaran, and then set a course for Cape Brett, on the far eastern edge of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the sea breeze from the outdoor sundeck or head inside to the enclosed cabins, where drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Form any seat, watch for seals. On board the boat, make a series of stops to deliver supplies to the islands, pausing at one for free time to walk, swim, or just relax on the beach. After a full day on the water, your Bay of Islands cruise concludes at your original departure point.
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Departure Point
Fullers GreatSights, Maritime Building 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 2020, New Zealand Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands (Russell), The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Luxury air-conditioned catamaran
  • Live commentary on board
  • Island Stopover
  • Boom Net
  • WIFI
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (lunch must be pre-ordered at least 24 hours prior to your departure)
  • Food and drinks (drinks and limited snacks are available to purchase on board)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions
  • It is recommended that you bring a jacket (it can get cool on the boat), hat and sunglasses; if you plan to swim, bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours
Bus Tour to Cape Reinga
A full, wonderful day! Huey was our driver and was a fountaIn of knowledge. The tour was 12 hours and we were
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Kathy B
Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise to Hole in the Rock Not Recommended
The 3-hour bus ride to Bay of Islands was not as expected as the countryside was the same as the day before on
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Phil & Wendy T
Melville, Australia
Great morning
We decided to go on the $110 fullers dolphin/hole in the rock cruise. We booked online and only paid $99. We were
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Beware of booking in advance
We booked our trip on the 5th of Febrruary for the 6th of February. We were encouraged to do so by the salesman.
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David Mumford
Dronfield, United Kingdom
If you are a tourist in New Zealand don’t miss this ! No contest
Fantastic day out with unbelievable views helped by an expert commentary. Yes it’s a long day and you have to
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Evelyn D
Cream trip. bay of Islands
It was great. My sister and I did the same trip in 1974, my husband was spell bound. The crew was terrific
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Great morning out.
We had a lovely morning out in the bay seeing the lighthouse, the hole in the rock and penguins. Unfortunately we
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
The Creme Boat Trip, Bay of Islands
This was a fantastic day cruise. It was so relaxing and the sites were fabulous. We saw many dolphins swimming
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Liz C
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful morning out
We took the 9am cruise to see the Dolphins and the Hole in the Rock. An excellent trip with wonderful
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Great Trip
Were met at Harbour on way over to next port followed by dolphins who came very close to boat and kept breaking
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, German, Japanese, Spanish
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