Need To Know

Everything you need to know when coming on board The Rock!

Prices start from $108 per person for The Rock Day Cruise and $178 per person for The Rock Overnight Cruise. Your choice of cruise will change what activities and meals are included. The Rock day cruise offers snorkeling, kayaking, trolling for fish, island exploring and lunch. Both overnight options included accommodation, dinner and breakfast. The classic overnight and day cruises serve a packed lunch. 

There is a wide range of activities on offer, from fishing to kayaking, night swimming to nature watching. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy every aspect of the cruise.

The Rock NZ classic overnight and B&B cruise trips offer a delicious buffet-style barbecue in the evening and a yummy nutritious breakfast from 8am. 

We depart from Paihia, the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands. You can find out more about the region and what you can expect to see on our cruise.

The boat is fully equipped, comfortable and very, very stable (New Zealand’s largest houseboat). However, she is still a boat so we use our resources (electricity and water) with care.

Rock the Boat NZ! This overnight trip is great fun and well worth doing, particularly if travelling in a large group.Charlie G

I went on The Rock with friends from school and we had a great 24 hours! There were tons of fun things to do on the boat from playing pool, fishing, and even night kayaking! The captain and crew were very knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands and very friendly! It felt like I was hanging out with friends instead of the crew. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Bay of Islands. Visited May 2016TSanders904

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

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