The Rock Cruises

Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay of Islands cruise in New Zealand.

The Rock Adventure Cruise is suitable for all ages, but is it for you? Yes, if you enjoy great company, are seeking new experiences and you don’t mind getting your feet wet! The Bay of Islands is world famous for its stunning beauty and history, and you’ll get a real sense of this and a true, down-to-earth kiwi holiday aboard The Rock. For cruising, relaxing and adventuring in the Bay of Islands, it doesn’t get any better than this.

We take pride in ensuring all our guests have the best possible experience while aboard. There are three options, our Classic Overnight Cruise is the ultimate Bay of Islands experience, the B&B Overnight Cruise allows you to experience the highlights and the Day Cruise option is for you if your accommodation is locked in and are looking to enjoy the best of the Bay for the day. 

Check out our Cruise Options on The Rock

Overnight Cruise

Adult: NZ $248, Child: NZ $208

Enjoy an adventure-packed overnight cruise with a full day of activities the following day. Cruise length = 22 hours.

B & B Cruise

Adult: NZ $188, Child: NZ $158

Don't have as much time? Enjoy activities, dinner, unique accommodation and breakfast. Cruise length = 16 hours.

Day Cruise

Adult: NZ $118, Child: NZ $88

For the best Bay of Islands Day Cruise. As much fun-filled activity as you can handle in six hours! Cruise length = 6 hours.

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

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

I place I fell in love with NZ. The most amazing thing I did on my month trip to New Zealand.TheJills, USA

Would do it again without a doubt! I did this on Wednesday and had the best time!Beeb93