The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise


We love what we do here on board The Rock, sharing our special bit of the Bay of Islands. But you don't have to believe us let our guests tell you in our reviews.

"Spent three days on the boat with friends and had an incredible time! The Rock has good food to keep you fueled for the wide range of activities - something to suit everyone - and the friendliest crew you could ask for (thanks Johnny, Erin, Liam, Harley and Tyran!). All that in some of the most spectacular scenery on earth... what an amazing adventure. Highly recommend :-)"

Victoria King

"We had a nice trip with the “Rock” team. The trip was really pleasant and relax. We had sufficient time to do all activities. Having seven-month pregnancy, I joined all the activities and being well looked after by the team. Thanks and highly recommend!"

Yolanda Ren

"I went on the Rock about 6 years ago and had fantastic memories so decided to return when I was in Paihia this year. I certainly wasn't disappointed! I was travelling alone but the crew and other passengers made me feel very welcome and included in everything. The crew were full of energy and passion and went absolutely out of their way to make sure everyone - families, couples, solo travelers had a great time and got what they hoped out of the cruise. Loved all the activities - fishing, night kayak, getting the courage to jump in for a snorkel, beautiful Island stopover, relaxing on the deck as we sailed through the Bay and enjoying a drink and toasting marshmallows over the fire at night!"

Anna Spencer

"This is a highly recommended cruise. The staff are welcoming and friendly that you don't feel you are among strangers. The Skipper Jonny is a gem of a host. The staff give brilliant insights about the place, the fish that you may catch, and all other activities such as snorkelling, fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding. The boat itself has everything that you need - table tennis, pool table, chess, guitar, ukulele, sleeping area upstairs. The food is well cooked and is tasty as well. Overall experience: Will do this cruise trip again 100%."

Smital Bhalerao

"Thank you so much for the amazing experience! We have enjoyed our cruise so much! Kids are so happy and as too! We have learned so much within two days! Kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, fishing, tasty dinners, games we loved everything! Regards, Ruby, Tab and kids"


"As soon as we docked after 26 fun hours on The Rock, my usually screen-addicted 13 year old declared "I wish we'd had a whole extra day". Unanimously voted the best part of our ten day long roadtrip. We had a fabulous time - thanks Jonny, Erin and Tyran. Night-time kayaking with bioluminescence, excellent food, comfortable quarters, swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, what more could you ask for? Even better than we had hoped."


"Friendly crew, fun activities, meet new friends, kids were so enjoyed. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, you must experience this, we are coming back. Thanks Jonny, Aaron, Harley."


"Sea adventure, Fun activities and hiking... Complete package.. All seasons... Highly recommended... Awesome crew and magnificent skipper... For young and old.. Age doesn't matter.. These guys will rock you all..."

Vinel V Kumar

"Awesome crew!!! Highly recommend The Rock Adventure!! Had our brothers surprise birthdays and the crew were ON!!! Views for days!! Loved the whole trip!!"

Matiu Tarnz Whatarau

"Amazing experience with the rock cruise!!!! Thanks for having us! It’s such an unforgettable experience, for those who hasn’t try before, highly recommended!friendly staff and cool place!"

Muaji Tee Marshatte

"We chartered The Rock for our engagement party and it was hands down the best 3 days of our lives. Jonny, Liam, Harley, Erin and all the crew were a gift! They were less like staff and more like guests that helped out. The activities were flawless and we all had an extraordinary experience."

Derry Brown