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The Rock Adventure Cruise 28/29 April 2018 - IFSA Butler University

Posted by Marlane on May 15, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 28/29 April 2018 - IFSA Butler University
Amazing cruise with this Charter Group. Lots of learning and new experiences enjoyed. Great to see everyone get involved and try all the activities we offer - target shooting at Lee, fishing and smooching the fish! snorkelling and a special visit to Kororareka otherwise known as Russell, a town steeped in history of our country.
A visit to Pompallier Mission House and to Flagstaff hill where a praying mantis came to visit and had the group mesmorised!
To top off the cruise the group sang a beautiful waiata (song) in Maori for us. Thank you so much, we look forward to hosting you again soon.
music credit: Young & Able by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca

 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 26/27 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on May 02, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 26/27 April 2018.
Another fun filled, exciting cruise on The Rock. Our guests welcomed and taken care of by our Skipper Timo and our ever helpful crew - Gwenn, Kevin, Jake, Emily & Lindsey. Full boat once our day cruisers joined us. So cool to witness a full boat load jumpimng, dancing and not being shy before taking the plunge into the sea for a spot of snorkelling.
Fun time, memories made and adventure around every corner.
music credit: Day Dreamer by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca

 


 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 24/25 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on May 02, 2018


The Rock Adventure Cruise 24/25 April 2018
Awesome cruise, loads of fund had by all.  Along the way we had some unexpected by wonderfully received visitors make a cameo appearance.  Fishing as the sun set then after dinner settling in for the night.  Everyone up bright and early with belly's full after breakfast.  Next up on the agenda of fun was snorkelling, with a few having a go at collecting kina.  Crew member Kevin leads the way up the hill on our hike.  A bit of free time before heading back to The Rock for lunch and cruising back to Paihia.  Always a fun on The Rock Adventure Cruise
music credit: Young & Able by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca
 

 

 

The Rock Adventure Cruise 19/20 April 2018

Posted by Marlane on May 01, 2018

The Rock Adventure Cruise 19/20 April 2018.
Dolphins, dolphins, dolphins!!!  So lucky for this group to experience these magnificent creatures in their natural environment.  To top off a fantastic afternoon, there was a beautiful sunset bestowed that evening.  One of our guests celebrated his birthday on board.  Happy Birthday Luke!
The next morning saw the group off snorkelling, warming up in style with the penguin dance.  Next up was the island visit led by crew member Patrick who showed off his roly poly skills.  Don't forget kina tasting - always gets the guests going....Thanks for cruising with us, we hope to host you again soon
music credit: Day Dreamer by Kane Incognito
video by www.landsea.ca
#rocktheboat, #bayofislands #kina #snorkelling #adventurecruise 
 

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 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
 

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

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

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

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

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