The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise

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.


  • Double + Single Bunk Cabin

    Seaview Cabin - Sleeps 3

    We have one cabin with one double bed and one single bunk bed. Suitable for up to 3 people.

  • Double + Three Single Bunk Cabin

    Seaview Cabin - Sleeps up to 5

    We have four cabins with one double bed and three single bunk bed. Suitable for up to 5 people.

  • Group Cabin

    Seaview Cabin - Sleeps up to 6

    We have four cabins with six single bunk beds. Suitable for up to 6 people.

Activities & Highlights

  • Eight cabins, with a variety of configurations
  • Up to 42 guests, depending on configuration
  • Student workshop area available
  • Fishing
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Guided island walk
  • Paddle boards
  • Collecting shell fish
  • Target Shooting
  • Star Gazing
  • Experience phosphorescence



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