The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, offering target shooting, fishing snorkeling, kayaking, island walks and the opportunity to catch or collect seafood. The Rock is the only houseboat of it's kind in New Zealand and provides a one of a kind opportunity for guests. We can now accommodate up to 40 guests, offering a range of cruises from the Classic 22 hour Overnight, Bed & Breakfast, Day Cruise and Private Charters. Only a 3 hour drive from the hustle & bustle of Auckland or a 25 minute drive from Kerikeri airport. The Bay of Islands is steeped in history and is made up of 144 islands spread wondrously throughout the waters creating a haven for the abundance of marine & bird life that reside. Come aboard The Rock for a truly unique experience - with a homely atmosphere, a warm welcome from our crew and a variety of awesome activities to keep you entertained and immersed in this amazing part of the world.
Departing from Paihia Wharf, this is the best way to spend 22 hours in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
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I came on this as a optional extra with my top deck tour... This would have to have been one of the best 22 hours in my life I had such a great time especially with the night kayaking seeing all the stars and the water that lights up..... The crew put on many fun activities are are all so friendly the really do a great job.... I would have happily paid double for this experience it was worth every cent I'm coming to do the north and south island with a friend in April I will be doing this again for sure as I had such a great time......... THANKS GUYS!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDMiska Dombroski
This was definitely the highlight of my trip in NZ! I absolutely loved the cruise and still talk about it to everyone as the highlight of my trip! So many fun activities! Fishing, night time kayaking, snorkelling and exploring an island plus many more! It was a very unique experience with friendly and passionate crew who instantly shared their passion and love for their time on the cruise! Amazing experience that really brings people together through travel :)Lara M
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
Would do it again without a doubt! I did this on Wednesday and had the best time!Beeb93