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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia - with unbiased reviews

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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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Overview
There are 144 islands in northern New Zealand's Bay of Islands, and on this cruise from Paihia you can discover the highlights of many of them. Be amazed as your captain navigates your vessel through the Hole in the Rock, enjoy a BBQ lunch on Urupukapuka Island, and go in search of the dolphins that call the bay home. This is a fun tour that combines nature with Maori culture.
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You'll start at
Paihia Wharf
Bay Of Islands, Northland 0200, New ZealandOver winter 2019 (May - August) the Otehei Bay Wharf is being dismantled and rebuilt. Because the wharf is out of service, we must transfer guests from the boat via a barge to the beach. This transfer is not suitable for wheelchairs, passengers with mobility issues, strollers or pushchairs.
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    Cape Brett Lighthouse
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Otehei Bay
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Paihia Wharf
Bay Of Islands, Northland 0200, New ZealandOver winter 2019 (May - August) the Otehei Bay Wharf is being dismantled and rebuilt. Because the wharf is out of service, we must transfer guests from the boat via a barge to the beach. This transfer is not suitable for wheelchairs, passengers with mobility issues, strollers or pushchairs.
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Highlights
  • Learn all about the Bay of Islands from live on-board commentary
  • A delicious lunch served on a beach is included
  • In summer, choose to stay longer on the island and get a later boat back
  • See dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat
Important Information
Departure Point
Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Northland 0200, New Zealand
Duration
4–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • BBQ lunch or early dinner during your stop at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island
  • Opportunity to stay longer on the Island and board a later ferry back to the mainland.during summer
  • Cruising among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Otehei Bay
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Life jackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
102Reviews
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By: Explore Group
Bob B
Brampton, Canada
50
This was a great tour of the Bay of Islands.
We had a great tour of the Bay of Islands. The Captain & crew were excellent and boat top notch. Good BBQ lunch on
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Jonathan A
Mandurah, Australia
30
Hole in the rock jet boat tour
The tour was great with a knowledgeable skipper with a sense of humour. The weather conditions meant we could go
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Daniel T
Twickenham, United Kingdom
27148
Otohei bay
We travelled with Explore to Otohei Bay. The trip was smooth with some good commentary. The staff were friendly
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Grant D
Mangonui, New Zealand
246
Feb 2020
Great experiance with experianced crew and a comfortable boat, even got to go through the hole in the rock!!
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Northlandkiwis
40
Brilliant Day out in The Bay of Islands
As a local I took a young overseas friend out on The Explorer Hole in the Rock/Otehei Bay trip. What an amazing
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Saraheatwell
Melbourne, Australia
268
Great experience with great service
My husband and I fully enjoyed our time on this half day boat explorer. We saw the hole in the rock, dolphins
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attony
Hawley, Pennsylvania
10747
A Great Way to Appreciate the Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is a magnificent place and you really need to get out on the water to see the various islands
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Cnd Grl
80
Stunning Views! Disapointing Glorified ferry boat NOT a Tour!!
If it is a proper tour you are after I do not recommend this company. I find that when booking, it was very
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Sierra C
New Zealand
144
Ocean Adventure!
My workmates and I did the Ocean Adventure as a day-off activity. We all agreed it was the best day off we've ever
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Rgbox
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
8936
Ocean adventure thrill ride
Was really fun, fast and enjoyable. The tour took us swiftly out to hole in the rock passing by some of the
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