The Rock Day Cruise
Come aboard The Rock for an action-packed, scenic tour of the Bay of Islands
If your accommodation is locked in elsewhere, then the day cruise is for you. Six hours of non-stop cruising and adventure. Our knowledgeable crew will ensure that you spot all that the Bay of Islands has to offer.
Shuttle out to The Rock, go snorkelling, have fun on the kayaks, SUP and enjoy an island walk then lunch back on the boat, all of which are included. Or consider our overnight cruise option if you would like to experience, sleeping on the water
Note: A child is aged 2-11yrs.
Start: 7:45am, END: 9am (approx)
You'll get picked up at 7.45am at the Paihia Wharf by our sea shuttle who will take you on a smooth cruise to a remote and quiet bay where The Rock has been anchored overnight. After arrival and a quick safety brief, we haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the Bay of Islands. Please ensure you are waiting at the Marlin Statue at the start of the wharf near the I-site 10 mintues before departure.
Start: 9am (approx), END: 10.30am (approx)
After we weigh anchor it's off for a short cruise to our snorkelling spot for the day. Snapper, Blue Mao Mao, Stingrays, Sand Dagger Wrasse, Leather jackets plus more are all likely to join us as we explore the underwater world. If conditions allow, we'll gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you're brave enough).
Start: 10.30am (approx), END: 1pm (approx)
A further cruise through the islands will take us to our Island for that day. Kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkelling, trekking across islands enjoying stunning vantage points are all on offer. Don't forget to join your guide for the walk to the viewpoint. Along the way, they will point out our local birdlife, flora & fauna and share the stories of the Bay of Islands. You will have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.
Start: 1pm (approx), END: 3pm
On the homeward cruise, we'll enjoy our lunch and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life...hopefully we'll even see dolphins! We arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3pm.
Think you want more activities or want to stay on board The Rock longer? Then maybe The Rock Overnight Cruise is for you.
Activities & Highlights
- Licensed Bar
- Island Expeditions
- Try Fresh Seafood
- Paddle Boarding
- Beach Games
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