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We love this cruise for the welcoming vibes you get when coming aboard! And because it's six hours of non-stop adventure!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your Bay of Island Day Cruise starts with an early morning pick up at 8:15 am from Paihia Wharf. You'll be collected by a sea shuttle that will take you to a secluded bay, where you'll find 'The Rock' ready and waiting for you!
After a quick safety briefing, it's time to up the anchor and head out for a day of fun! Try kayaking, snorkelling and paddleboarding, and enjoy taking in the stunning scenery this paradise is known for. As you travel (if conditions allow) you'll gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on your way home!
Throughout your journey, you'll visit beautiful scenic points and will be able to explore WW11 remains and ancient Maori fortifications on an island walk. There's time here for some relaxing too, and you can partake in a game of cricket or beach volleyball!
Making your way home, you'll snack on the freshly steamed mussels you collected earlier. If you're feeling brave, there's also the chance to try raw sea urchins!
As you travel back to Paihia, watch out for the abundant marine and bird life. There's a good chance you'll see dolphins too.
You'll arrive back approximately 3.00 pm.
Bay of Islands Day Cruise
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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.
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.
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
Conditions: All our adventure activities (kayaking, snorkelling, beach landings, treks etc.) are suitable for persons of good health and they all involve risks. Whilst the supplier does everything possible to safeguard its guests the supplier cannot be held responsible for personal injury due to actions of our guests which are beyond the supplier control.
The supplier will not be held liable for your belongings and the supplier recommends that you are covered by travel insurance. All departures, activities and itineraries are subject to weather, tides and sea conditions. Cancellatios made less than 72 hours prior to departure result in forfeiture of the full price.
Content is valid to 31 August 2018, prices are subject to change without notice.