Bay of Islands Day Cruise

Climb aboard for an action-packed day exploring the very best of the Bay of Islands!

map Bay of Islands, New Zealand
6 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8:15 am to 3:00 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $138
Child: NZD $98
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Next available: 29/09/2018
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What's Included

  • Kayaking secluded bays

  • Snorkelling among unique marine life

  • Opportunity to catch fresh sea food ...including mussels!

  • Island walk often exploring WWII remains or Maori fortifications

  • Beach games

  • Buffet Lunch included & a licensed bar

Why do we love this

"We love it because the Bay of Island Day Cruise is six hours of non-stop adventure!"


START: 8:15 AM END: 3:00 PM



Your Bay of Island Day Cruise starts with an early morning pick up at 8:15am from Paihia Wharf by our sea shuttle. From there you will be taken to a secluded bay to find 'The Rock' anchored and ready for your adventure!



After our safety briefing, we head out for a day of fun exploring the Bay of Islands. Take your pick from our many activities on offer including, kayaking, snorkelling, catching fresh sea food (including mussels if conditions allow), visiting beautiful scenic points, exploring WW11 remains & ancient Maori fortifications.



Enjoy plenty of free time on a remote beach which we will visit during the day – perfect for sunbathing, a game of cricket or beach volley ball!



On our return journey home we will cook up the day's catch ...mussels for lunch anyone? And keep our eye's peeled for dolphins, wild birds and other marine life. Eventually reaching Paihia Wharf at approximately 3pm.


What a day! Not long enough for you? Then check out our Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise.

Still want to know more? Check out Rock the Boat's blog here.

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Bay of Islands Day Cruise

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We provide almost everything you need for your Bay of Islands experience. However, we do recommend that you bring along a few personal items...

  • Nibbles and snacks (we eat as the sun goes down so this can be late)
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm jacket (NZ weather can change quickly) 
  • Camera (limited charging is available on board)
  • Bring just an overnight bag (we have limited space onboard)
  • Light footwear or sandals are fine (please NO hiking boots)
  • Cash or card  (we have EFTPOS)

If you have any special dietary requests or allergies, please contact us before you embark on the cruise.

The Rock Adventure Cruise leaves from the main wharf in central Paihia, where all Bay of Islands maritime activities are based from. Please be there ten minutes before pick up time and look out for our sign. Our crew will be there to greet you and take you to The Rock on our tender (smaller boat).

Staying in Russell? Just catch the passenger ferry over to Paihia - it runs three times per hour and takes approximately 15 minutes.

We have a fully-licensed bar on board, with a selection of New Zealand wines and beer. However, due to safety and licensing regulations please do not bring your own alcohol on board.


Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  • All departures are subject to a minimum number of 10 guests being met. Should the minimum numbers not be reached the supplier 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. The supplier 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.
  • All departures, activities & itineraries are subject to weather, tides & sea conditions. The supplier reserves the right to cancel any departure without prior notice in the interest of passenger comfort and safety.



Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 72 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations less than 72 hours before departure: 100% of the cost

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The Rock Adventure Cruise
66 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand


FromNZD $138
Child: NZD $98
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Next available: 29/09/2018
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