Think you don't have enough time, but still want to stay onboard The Rock, then maybe our Bed & Breakfast Overnight Cruise is for you? Including a cruise through the Bay of Islands, target shooting, dusk fishing and night kayaking.
Accommodation in shared cabins, activities, BBQ buffet dinner, breakfast and a shuttle back to Paihia included. Cabins can be upgraded to private cabins and you can do this when you book online.
Note: A child is aged 2-11yrs.
Day 1 Start: 5:00 pm, End: Up to you!
Departs at 5pm, grab a drink and enjoy a 2-3hr cruise out to the islands. Give the target shooting a go as we cruise. Once on anchor in a sheltered bay we'll do a spot of dusk fishing. A healthy snapper baked on the barbecue is a welcome addition to an already delicious buffet dinner (subject to guest's fishing ability, of course!).
Later you can choose to go night kayaking to marvel in the phosphorescence (some call it "fairy dust") and lie back for a star-gazing session - your guide will point out the major constellations, planets and galaxies. If you're still up for action, you can jump in the sea for a night swim before settling in for a drink by the fire.
Day 2 Start: 8:00 am, End: 9:30 am
Sunrise at sea is spectacular - and on The Rock, you can watch it from your bed if you're not an early bird! If you're up early enough, you might even get a chance for a quick wake-up swim with the crew.The breakfast bell goes at 8am. We serve a traditional kiwi breakfast before you join our sea shuttle which gets you back to the Paihia wharf by 9.30am.
Think you want more activities or want to stay on board The Rock longer? Then maybe the Classic Overnight Cruise is for you.
Highlights & Activities
- Night Kayaking
- See Phosphorescence
- Buffet Dinner
- Licensed Bar
- Try Fresh Seafood
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
The Rock was one of the first things I had the pleasure of experiencing when I moved to Paihia in January and I have been raving about it ever since!Charlotte
I went on The Rock with friends from school and we had a great 24 hours! There were tons of fun things to do on the boat from playing pool, fishing, and even night kayaking! The captain and crew were very knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands and very friendly! It felt like I was hanging out with friends instead of the crew. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Bay of Islands. Visited May 2016TSanders904
Rock the Boat NZ! This overnight trip is great fun and well worth doing, particularly if travelling in a large group.Charlie G