Terms and Conditions

Please note YHA members are entitled to a 10% discount off the listed prices for our overnight trips. If you wish to receive this discount you must show a valid YHA membership card on the day of the cruise. Please double check the trip you are booking is correct as we have 2 different overnight options.
The shorter and cheaper option is the Bed and Breakfast, the longer trip is our Classic overnight trip.
All bookings will be instantly confirmed at the time of booking.
Children are welcome.
Children under 2 are free of charge.
Children above the age of 12 are charged full rate.
A full payment is required to secure your reservation.
Tariff includes the New Zealand Goods and Services Tax of 15%

Cancellation within 3 days of arrival date: 100% forfeit of the total booking price.

Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd obligation to refund any payments made by you for the Overnight Cruise:

If you cancel more than 72 hours prior to departure: Full Refund
If you cancel less than 72 hours prior to departure: Forfeiture of the Full Price
If you cancel your booking less than 72 hours prior to departure, Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd will make every reasonable effort to re-sell your booking. However, Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd is under no obligation to take any extraordinary measures to try to fill your spot on the trip. 

All departures, activities & itineraries are subject to weather, tides & sea conditions. Bay of Islands Rock Cruises reserves the right to cancel any departure without prior notice in the interest of passenger comfort and safety.

All Departures are subject to Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd minimum number of 10 guests being met. Should the minimum numbers not be reached Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd reserve the right to cancel the trip and offer guests a full refund of the cruise price or transfer to another cruise date.

All our adventure activities (kayaking, snorkelling, beach lands, treks, etc.) are suitable for persons of good health and they all involve risks. Whilst we do everything possible to safeguard our guests which are beyond our control. Bay of Islands Rock Cruises will not be held liable for your belongings and we recommend that you are covered by travel insurance. All departures, activities and itineraries are subject to weather, tides and sea conditions. Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to departure result in forfeiture of the full price. Prices are subject to change without notice.

I place I fell in love with NZ. The most amazing thing I did on my month trip to New Zealand.TheJills, USA

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

Rock the Boat NZ! This overnight trip is great fun and well worth doing, particularly if travelling in a large group.Charlie G

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

Enviro Award Silver Tourism Industry Association NZ DOC NZ