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Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock - Afternoon Cruise

By GreatSights
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3h
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Highlights

  • A full commentary is provided by your skipper.

  • headsets are available in German, French and Mandarin

  • Dolphin and whale viewing

  • Free Russell/Paihia ferry ticket

  • See the Hole in the Rock

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Cruise around the bay of islands for 3 hours

  • What's included

    Russell/Paihia ferry ticket

  • What's excluded

    Food And Drink

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Departs from: Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf

What you can expect

This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukokako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

According to Maori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space… and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!

Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise, and have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Our purpose-built catamaran is licensed by DOC (the Department of Conservation) for dolphin viewing and our crew have years of experience locating dolphins in these waters.

Dolphin Seeker has indoor and outdoor seating available, and the largest outdoor viewing decks in the Bay of Islands. Choose to pre-book a picnic lunch, bring your own food, or there is hot and cold food available to buy on board.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Maritime Building
  • 69 Marsden Road
  • Paihia Northland 0200

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Greatsights Maritime building, Paihia wharf. or Russell Wharf
  • 69 Marsden Road
  • Paihia Northland 0200
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