Experience fishing while cruising in the Bay of Islands
Get a true Kiwi experience onboard The Rock Adventure Cruise!
A leisurely cruise through the ocean of New Zealand, we will take you to a true Kiwi Experience you don’t want to miss. The Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell, and Kerikeri. It is an absolutely stunning view of the waters while sharing a dinner with a loved one, a group of friends, or the whole family. This is a night you’re sure to remember.
The Rock New Zealand, our beautiful boathouse was custom-built by Peter and Stacee Honey in 1999 originally built as a car ferry. In her new guise as the Bay of Islands most accessible 22-hour overnight cruise, she oozes good times and new experiences. This unique venue offers accommodation, meals, and a variety of activities. Guest accommodation comprises eight cabins with a variety of bed configurations allowing for plenty of flexibility, with a maximum capacity of 40 passengers. The Rock Adventure Cruise is the perfect venue for fishing and dining in the Bay of Islands.
The ocean serves as a food basket to the locals where most of them rely on Kaimoana as their food source. Kaimoana, meaning ‘food from the sea’, provides physical, cultural, and spiritual sustenance. The Bay of Islands offers you a rich marine sanctuary with a variety of wildlife present that would truly satisfy one's curiosity. There are also different varieties of shellfish such as mussels or green shells, cockles, clams, oysters, scallops, paua, and pipi, which you may personally pluck from exposed rocks, or dig to find them on the sandbanks, for as long as they are in good size. Surely, these new activities to discover are the best way to experience the joys of the Maori Culture while having a taste of the wonders of the Bay of Islands is what The Rock offers.
There are many fun things to do in New Zealand that will take you away to the remoteness from everyday life for a beautiful relaxation that you really. The Rock Adventure Cruise exceeds immeasurable learning and fun, part of the activities on our first day of tours in the Bay of Islands is a popular sport and a favourite past time, Dusk Fishing gets you closer than you could ever imagine to the wonders of nature and its different beautiful water creatures. It allows our guests to enjoy fishing in the stunning seascapes, sunsets, and romance of the Bay of Islands. And our crew would be glad to assist you all the way! This activity requires minimum skills, guests of all ages can definitely join the fun, and it's always more exciting to do it with your families and kids getting their very first catch. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a newbie in fishing, there is a fish for you.
Passengers will experience full-service bars, fine dining and enclosed salons on the upper and lower levels, along with exquisite views of the Bay of Islands and outstanding service. Because the Bay of Islands is surrounded by the ocean, locals are catching and fishing out heaps of seafood offering a year-round of abundance. You are going to be served only with fresh and the best seafood tasting experience while cruising at sundown. There is always a thrill of a bite, a discovery of nature, and the immeasurable lessons along the way that makes a memorable fishing and a great dining experience.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise taking in the beautiful views and sharing a dinner with a loved one, a group of friends, or the whole family. From fresh catches to the stunning views this is a journey you’re sure to remember! Book your overnight stay with us now and experience a cruise like no other. Stargazing, Island Walks, Kayaking, Dusk Fishing, Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, Birdspotting, Target Shooting, and many activities are in store for you and your family.
"The entire tour from start to finish was incredible. There was a constant stream of activities and you could pick and choose what you wished to do. We shot...
"Anyone considering this, consider no more and just book it! This was one of my first experiences solo travelling up in the north after a tour and as...
"The crew are wonderful and swimming in the fluorescent algae was one of the most surreal and beautiful moments of my life. Highly highly recommended!"
"The crew on The Rock are so friendly! The boat is an old ferry and has a lot of character. I’m sure there are plenty of other positive reviews, so...
"13/10 experience. Highly recommended for all ages and types of travelers. We all had a great time & are planning another trip soon."