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The Rock Adventure Cruise 18 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 20, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 18 April 2018.  We had a small number but no less fun and excitement was had!
Started off with a beautiful morning on the water, then into the water for snorkelling.  There's something mesmorising about having fish swim around you and feeding them freshly opened kina out of your hand.  Kina (sea urchin or Uni as it's otherwise known) was collected for tasting back on The Rock.  It's alway so interesting to see the facial reactions of people when they try kina for the first time.  Great day on the water with great guests!
music credit: Sugar by Nature Of
video by www.landsea.ca


 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 16/17 April 2018 - Danish Studie Centre

Posted by Marlane on April 19, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 16/17 April 2018 - Danish Studie Centre
Our final cruise of the season with groups from the Danish Studie Centre. So much fun for our crew hosting these groups and these guys we no exception!
Gorgeous afternoon for some competitive target shooting followed by fishing as the the sun set. The night was topped off with family dinner & relaxing. Up and at it nice and early, snorkelling with the locals;) (fish & other sealife) and collecting Kina for tasting. A visit to Motuarohia was next, the short hike up the hill is well worth it for the stunning panoramic views. Leisurely trip back to the wharf and we bid farewell to our guests. Thank you Danish Studie Centre for a wonderful season, we shall see you again soon 
music credit: Young & Able by Kane Incognito
video by: www.landsea.ca
 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 12/13 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 17, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 12/13 April 2018
Autumn cruising but looking and feeling like summer. Target shooting and we got a hit! Ka pai mate, its definitely harder than it looks. Delicious dinner and relaxing evening before getting back into the swing of things the next morning. Breakfast on a beautiful morning followed by the whole boat rocking the penguin dance then snorkelling, island visit and cruising home.
 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 07/08 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 13, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 07/08 April 2018
Starting off with a pukana from Skipper Nic this cruise had all the makings of a fun time. An intense round of target shooting followed by popcorn lovingly made by Gwenn. Late afternoon dip to cool off before fishing, dinner and relaxing. The next morning we welcomed our Day Cruisers and got straight into snorkelling with some enthusiastic penguin dancers going for Gold! Another stunning day in the Bay of Islands and amazing cruise on The Rock
music credit: Day Dreamer by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca
 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 05/06 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 13, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 05/06 April 2018 

Off to a smoking start with Target Shooting... getting to know eachother with some of our guests showing us their party tricks! The next morning saw us get ready for snorkelling by introducing everyone to The Penguin Dance....have you ever seen a penguin dance? Beautiful 360 views from the top of Motuarohia then back to The Rock for some lunch. Then we saw dolphins! These gorgeous creatures came to say hello, what a way to end an awesome cruise
music credit: Young and Able by Kane Incognito
video by: www.landsea.ca


 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 04/05 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 11, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 04/05 April 2018
Fantastic group of go getters living life on The Rock!  With a spot of fishing as the sun set in the Bay of Islands and dinner by candle light it simply doesn't get any better.  The new day brought us gorgeous weather and we welcomed our Day Cruisers on board.  We got straight into snorkelling and a visit to the island.  Relaxing trip back home and it was time to bid adieu to our awesome guests!  We hope to see you again soon 
music credit: On a limb by Nature Of
video by: www.landsea.ca


The Rock Adventure Cruise 02/03 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 11, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 02/03 April 2018.

Ending the Easter long weekend in style cruising on The Rock. The dolphins came to visit and put on a show for the our awesome guests. Delicious food, enthusiastic penguin dancers, kina cocktails. We had a blast!
music credit: Young & Abel by Kane Incognito
video by: www.landsea.ca

The Rock Adventure Cruise 31 March/01 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 11, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 31 March/01 April 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 31 March/01 April 2018 - not just a cruise for 20-30 year olds! Guests of all ages cruise with us and love it. So many things to see and do...from fishing as the sun sets, target shooting, playing pool! (yes we have a pool table on board) to kayaking, snorkelling, island hike and yummy food. What a way to spend a long weekend with the family
music credit: Day Dreamer by Kane Incognito
video by: www.landsea.ca
 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 30/31 March 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 10, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 30/31 March 2018

With our youngest crew member Jake back to join us for the long weekend, this cruise was always going to be amazing! From Jake showing a move or 2 on the tender keeping guests entertained till they reached The Rock to everyone Penguin dancing there's never a dull moment. Collecting kina & feeding them to fish whilst snorkelling. Its amazing how wonderfully different sealife behave in their natural environment. Kayaking to the island, exploring and learning along the way. Just a small taste of the memories created by this awesome cruise group on Good Friday!
music credit:Zombie Walkers by Kane Incognito
video by: www.landsea.ca
 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 29/30 March 2018

Posted by Marlane on April 09, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 29/30 March 2018

Beautiful weather on our cruise leading into Easter Weekend. Fun times with our guests being left in the capable hands of Skipper Timo and crew -Jake, Seth, Gwenn, Patrick, Kevin & Freddie. Target shooting at "Lee" the Duck, night kayaking, snorkelling, island walk & so much more...

music credit: Day Dreamer by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca

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

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

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

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