Schools & Colleges
This unique venue offers something a little out of the ordinary; a floating campsite (accommodation), meals, and a range of activities, all from the comfort of a large stable platform, surrounded in stunning scenery.
Originally a car ferry with lots of history, this unique venue offers the complete great value accommodation, activity and fully catered package.
We are an EOTC with a difference! Have you ever thought of having a class camping trip overnight on a boat in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We work with a number of schools and colleges from New Zealand and abroad to provide a large stable venue, with heaps of activities, creating fun Education Outside the Classroom Adventures in a safe environment.
The accommodation deck is upstairs giving sea views from every cabin. Downstairs is spacious and the dining area is configured as one long table so that everyone eats together. It is also retractable, allowing even more space when not in use.
Fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling and island exploring for the adventurous or make use of the pool table, piano and guitars. For the perfect relaxation, sit by the wood burning fireplace or watch the night sky.
Knowledgeable, experienced onboard crew
Comprehensive Health and Safety Policy / Procedures
Fully catered, we can manage any dietary requirements
Accredited with Qualmark GOLD, MaritimeNZ and we are DOC approved for guiding. Also members of TIANZ and a registered YHA Hostel.
Contact our dedicated coordinator, Jonny who will answer any of your questions and ensure your group to create lasting memories.
Activities & Highlights
- Eight cabins, with a variety of configurations
- Up to 42 guests, depending on configuration
- Student workshop area available
- Guided island walk
- Collecting shell fish
- Target Shooting
- Star Gazing
- Experience phosphorescence
"Thank you so much for the amazing experience! We have enjoyed our cruise so much! Kids are so happy and as too! We have learned so much within two days!...
"I went on the Rock about 6 years ago and had fantastic memories so decided to return when I was in Paihia this year. I certainly wasn't disappointed!...
"As soon as we docked after 26 fun hours on The Rock, my usually screen-addicted 13 year old declared "I wish we'd had a whole extra day"....
"Spent three days on the boat with friends and had an incredible time! The Rock has good food to keep you fueled for the wide range of activities -...
"This is a highly recommended cruise. The staff are welcoming and friendly that you don't feel you are among strangers. The Skipper Jonny is a gem of a...