Meet The Locals
Get to know us and our beautiful piece of paradise, The Bay of Islands before you join the cruise.
Friendly and out-going. Nothing is too much trouble
Skipper Timo, aka Team O is always keen for new adventures and fun in life.
Passionate, young-at-heart adventurer
Photographer & Crew
Our undercover Kiwi!
Surfing the best breaks in NZ in his spare time
Our Homegrown Talent
The man behind the lens !
In love with all things KIWI
Snapper | Maori name tāmure
Bay of Islands
Our local marine playground - come join us.
Bottlenose | Maori name - Terehu
Fantail | Piwakawaka
Fantail | Maori name Piwakawaka
Kereru | Kukupa
New Zealand Pigeon | Maori name Kereru | Kukupa
Flora & Fauna
NZ Christmas Tree
Orca | Maori name kākahi / maki
Gurnard | Maori name - Kumukumu / Pūwhaiau
The Rock is proudly committed to the Tiaki Promise
The story of how The Rock came to be
Bay of Islands Activities
Explore the Bay of Islands waters aboard your own kayak
The Gold Seal Approval
"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."
"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 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...
"To start the crew aboard was absolutely fantastic and easy going. Just having them be the leaders of our stay made it very relaxed as if you were traveling...