The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise

Aquatic Experience in the Bay of Islands

Experience a close encounter with local marine in the wild aboard The Rock NZ.


January 16, 2020




Vickers, Nic


Fine 1m NE


Sam, Stephen,  Celia, and Sierra



Overnight Anchorage:

Pareanui Bay

Snorkel Spot:

North side of Robbies

Island Visit:



Snappers, Sand Dagger Wrasse

Cruise Logs

New Zealand is gifted more than its fair share of amazing local wildlife attractions and species found here are unique to the country. As such this week’s adventure features include some of the best experiences that will allow visitors to witness wildlife in their natural habitat and take part in some of the best natural phenomena in the animal kingdom.
We embarked from Paihia towards our overnight anchorage at the Pareanui Bay, together with the Rock Adventure Cruise guests and crew. experience, knowledge, passion for the ocean, and oh yeah, the quirky stories behind a few remarkable islands, our nature-loving experts will show you exactly how to survive the physical yet astonishing Bay of Islands experience. Some of our activities for our first day includes a wide set of outdoor activities like kayaking, snorkelling, dusk fishing, target shooting, island walk, paddleboarding, and many more. You can always choose which activities you'd like to do - or you can also lounge by our deck and enjoy the view with great food and company. 

 fishing local marine animals in the bay of islands

view top above marine life sanctuary in the Bay of Islands
Jumping off the boat into a deep blue ocean will send your heart into overdrive. Beyond the reef, out in the current, where the local fishes gather in schools, they are most likely to be seen on an early morning dive in our secret snorkelling spot.

Swimming with the fishes and seeing them swim free is one of the highlights of our cruise. Many of our guests have been able to capture some magnificent footage. Dolphins often follow us and swim alongside the boat and you can witness their agile swimming ability and their interest in playing. It provides a truly unforgettable wild experience to the underwater marine life to witness.
Life’s better in nature, the view and the wonderful creation that is simple and complex enough that we all are lucky enough to explore, we just need to get our more! Both kayaking and paddleboarding are great ways to reach our island destination while fully enjoying the Kiwi experience. More surprises await our guests as we take them to the topview of Waewaetorea after a short hike. In

The Rock Adventure Cruise allows the guests to experience the Bay of Islands like a local, learn extensively about the island in and around the water, and have an overall incredible time.
Each time we visit the marine environment, the guests have the wonderful opportunity to encounter wildlife. However, the unfortunate potential to harm our marine life and resources exists with every visit. We promote an activity that supports conservation by enhancing environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour to help them make the right decisions when you encounter wildlife and avoid the chances of putting endangered species, federally protected species and thousands of other species' lives at risk.

Come join us on our next cruise! 

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