The Rock Crew are comprised of passionate, young or simply young-at-heart adventurers who make it their mission to put every guest who steps aboard The Rock at ease within moments, and feel like friends by the time we transfer you back to wharf.
Join us? - If you think you can add something special to The Rock Adventure Cruise get in touch and ask for Jonny
First Mate Timo, aka 'Team-O', is always keen for new adventures and fun in life. After finishing college, he began living and working in various places around the world, from managing coffee houses, to rounding up buffalo, to building houses. Now living in the beautiful Bay of Islands he feels the most at home. Embracing the abundance of goodness, entranced by the ocean and all its wonder, Timo can almost always be found on and in it. He is always keen to swap stories and share a laugh.
Nic spent most of his school years in Rotorua with a strong interest in sports, particularly basketball and athletics. This interest led him to Auckland where he completed a conjoint degree in Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Business Management. In the near future he wishes to experience more of the world through work and travel, gain his SCUBA certificate and, as a keen freediver, increase his active breathhold.
Katja was born and raised in Germany, travelling and meeting new people at every opportunity. She worked for one of the biggest advertising agencies and while on a three month break in New Zealand she fell in love with the country and returned. Ten years on and she is married to Glen (a Kiwi), they have both worked in the tourism industry for a number of years and have two beautiful daughters. When Katja does get some time, she loves to spend it swimming in the pristine waters of the Bay or in a quiet spot reading.
Jonny grew up in England, with a strong passion for the outdoors. He decided that the weekends were not enough to pursue his passions, so left to go travelling. Spending seven years in SE Asia, he now lives in NZ with his wife Sarah and their daughter Scarlett, he is passionate about the tourism industry and if you don’t find him at The Rock, he will either be with the Paihia Volunteer Fire Brigade or out on a trail, running.
We took a group of 25 international students from a high school on the overnight cruise. This is the second time we have done the overnight cruise, as the first group we took also thoroughly enjoyed it. When you leave Paihia you travel out to one of the Islands to anchor overnight. You get to shoot paint balls at a fake duck they tow behind the boat, go fishing, go night kayaking and swimming. The night kayaking was the students favourite part as we got to see the Bioluminescent Algae which was amazing and a once in a lifetime experience!Nicole
Rock the Boat NZ! This overnight trip is great fun and well worth doing, particularly if travelling in a large group.Charlie G
If you're considering it - just book it now. We had even more fun than we expected and we expected a lot. Great team, great boat, a great adventure. We've come home feeling like we had a real holiday after just 22 hours on the boat. It felt like a week in the best possible way. Thanks guys - you truly do rock! (Fellow Kiwis, get in on this - it's magic).Cara Tipping Smith, NZ
The Rock was one of the first things I had the pleasure of experiencing when I moved to Paihia in January and I have been raving about it ever since!Charlotte