Bay of Islands Cruises

Island Getaway

Bay of Islands Boat Cruise & Island Tours. 5 Hour personalised & interactive tours in the Bay of Islands with a locally owned and operated company, passionate about sharing our unique area of New Zealand. No.1 on Tripadvisor for things to do in the Bay of Islands, let us make memories

Adult $110

The Cream Trip

This is a sensational day out in the Bay, enjoy the beauty of the inner islands as you cruise amongst them on your way out to Motukokako Island and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, before heading back into the islands for an hours lunch stop in a secluded bay.  Take your picnic lunch ashore and enjoy, snorkeling, hiking, swimming or just relax and take in the scenery.

Adult $135

Child $67.50

Departs Russell 9:40am

Otehei Bay

Explore one of the islands of the Bay and discover all that is on offer at your leisure. Relax in the peace and quiet or fill your day with island activity in this stunning island setting. Get out to the island on our quick ferry transfer to spend the day at your leisure. Multiple departures daily. Swimming, walking, snorkelling for the whole day or part of it. Otehei Bay has a fully licensed cafe where you can also rent kayaks. A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is $130 Timetable here.

Adult $50

Child $30

5 Departures daily

Hole in the Rock – Dolphin Cruise

Spend half a day cruising through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard Dolphin Seeker.  Enjoy large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay and keep a look out for dolphins, whales and other marine life.  See the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you.  Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave then visit one of the Bays beautiful islands – take a stroll or unwind on the white sandy beach. Can interact with Bottlenose Dolphins on the afternoon cruise only

Adult $120

Child $60

Departs Russell 9:10am & 1:40

Explore – Discover the Bay

Cruise among the 144 islands with skipper’s commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. We also view dolphins on over 90% of our trips along with other wildlife. Your trip will also include a 1.5hr island stop at Otehei Bay for a BBQ lunch on the Department of Conservation’s Urupukapuka Island.  Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings; cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands.

Adult $155

Child $90

Departs Russell 8:40am & 2:10pm

Bays and Beaches

Get up close and personal with the islands of the Bay from the comfort of Island Adventurer, our 13-metre Naiad boat. Cruise to the back of Roberton Island and explore the beaches, walk the Islands. A great way to see the Bay of Islands on a fast boat.

 Adult $55

Child $27.50

Bay of Islands Twin Tour

The double dip

Two days of activities, one great saving! Explore have 3 options to mix and match: Dune Rider with Discover the Bay, Dolphin Discovery and or Hole in the Rock trips. Journey to the top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach in our unique Dune Rider vehicle. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the area, while taking in the amazing scenery. The Dune Rider vehicle is purpose built to go off-road and will take you to the highlights of the Far North off the beaten track. Afterwards you get to choose your next ocean adventure!

From Adult $250

Child $156

Hole in the Rock – with Island stopover

Discover the scenic beauty of the Bay on a half day cruise including an Island visit. During your four hour cruise you’ll make your way through the Islands, learning about the history and the wildlife that calls them home.

 Adult $115

Child $53.50

Hole in the Rock – Scenic cruise

Experience a uniquely relaxing three hours of island views and stunning blue waters! Depart from Paihia or Russell and head all the way out to the historic lighthouse at Cape Brett. Our catamaran will take you on a memorable voyage, gliding out to the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukōkako. This landmark is a stunning sight, and in good conditions you’ll pass right through!

From Adult $110

Child $55

Ocean Adventure

Experience the thrill and exhilaration of the Ocean Adventure. The Bay of Islands fastest boat to the Hole in the Rock. Spend time exploring the inner and outer Islands of the Bay, at speed!

 Adult $135

Child $75


A lazy day away in the Bay. Bring your family and friends for half or full day. Up to 8 people maximum. Go to the ” hole in the rock” swimming at 1 of the beautiful beaches. Bbq your lunch or we can help catch your lunch and prepare and grill on the bbq. Kayak round beautiful coves and magical crystal clear water. This is not a fishing trip, but a relaxing day aboard a 48ft, 16 knot multi purpose game boat with everything you need to enjoy the Bay. Kayaks, and some snorkel gear provided. Young children are welcome. Half day (5 hours)$1600 Full day $ 2000 Prices include GST Kayaks, any snorkeling gear all inclusive. You need to bring your own food. We are licensed but are also BYO licensed.

From $1600

Full day 8 guests $2000

Russell Wharf, or Paihia Wharf

Bay of Islands boat tours

With over 130 islands making up the Bay of Island there is no end to what you can explore. Our small adventure boat takes a maximum of 7 people making it one of the more intimate, personal tours in the Bay of Islands. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Young and Old. Stop over and have a look around some of our unique islands, swim, explore, relax…

Adult $65

Child $40