The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise

The Rock Adventure Cruise 10/11 February 2019

A cruise jam-packed with wildlife encounters including a rare sighting of a yellow- bellied sea snake.

Cruise Log: The Rock Adventure Cruise, Bay of Islands, Feb 10th 2019


Feb 10th 2019


29 Overnight | Day Cruise 1




Sunny with a 0.5m Swell


Jake, Austin,Maruis, Lotte


East turning SW 10 - 25

Overnight Anchorage:

Electric Bay

Snorkel Spot:

Palm Beach

Island Visit:

Roberton Island


Dolphin, Stingray, Snapper, Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake


Skipper's Report

We are joined onboard with a group from Top Deck and independent travellers, one of whom cruised with us some 3 years ago when Skipper Timo was crew and apparently had short hair and rosy cheeks ( he hasn't changed much, maybe just the long hair)

This cruise was jam-packed with wildlife encounters an usual sighting of a yellow-bellied sea snake while kayaking in the evening. Though sea snakes are occasional visitors to New Zealand’s waters, they are considered a native species this is because they arrive here naturally from time to time on ocean currents (rather than by human transportation). While snorkling the next day the group spot a huge stingray, the length of 2 people! and it that wasn't enough we were escorted back to Paihia by bottlenose dolphins.


Video Credit: Celia Chalmers

Posted by on February 12, 2019


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