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Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip

  • Join a Bay of Islands “cream trip” and deliver supplies while you tour
  • Catamaran features enclosed cabins and sundecks for a comfortable outing
  • Wetsuit and snorkel gear provided for the optional dolphin swim
Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip
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Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip
Experience the Bay of Islands on a catamaran cruise from Paihia or Russell, with indoor and outdoor seating to ensure a comfortable trip in any weather. Watch for whales, seals, and dolphins as you navigate the islands. Following the centuries-old tradition of delivering supplies to remote islands (called a “cream trip”), you pass Hole in the Rock, stop to explore one of the islands, and optionally swim with dolphins.
What to Expect
Make your way to the wharf in Paihia or Russell, board your multilevel catamaran, and then set a course for Cape Brett, on the far eastern edge of the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the sea breeze from the outdoor sundeck or head inside to the enclosed cabins, where drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Form any seat, watch for seals, dolphins, and whales as you cruise.

Upon arrival at Cape Brett, you have an exciting opportunity to swim in dolphin habitat, if conditions permit, using a wetsuit and snorkeling gear to see beneath the surface (own expense).

Back on board the boat, you make a series of stops to deliver supplies to the islands, pausing at one for free time to walk, swim, or just relax on the beach.

After a full day on the water, your Bay of Islands cruise concludes at your original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Great Trip

What a beautiful day out on the water. The Majesty of the islands and then the Hole in the Rock. But to see all of the fish in the current through the Hole was amazing.

1  Thank royelind
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Oh my word

WHAT A DAY! 50 people on a boat built for 150. The staff were amazing with our 5 year old and the other handful of kids on board. Boomnetting was a unique experience and we saw the most gorgeous pod of dolphins. probably one of...More

2  Thank Mel-Kiwi_NZ
Reviewed 23 April 2018
An amazing experience

My family an I had a great time on this cruise around the Bay of Islands. Though we were unable to find a pod of Dolphins to swim with, the staff compensated by giving detailed commentary about their lives and the overall trip. The weather...More

1  Thank juthika5066
Reviewed 2 April 2018
An amazing day trip of cruising and fun.

Highly recommend this trip. The skipper gave a humerous and very full commentary, and nothing was too much trouble. Her attention to information on sea and birdlife was wonderful. Dolphins created great interest. Hole in the rock experience and Maori culture so enjoyable. Our Island...More

1  Thank cowanpc
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Creme de la creme trip!!

This all day trip is an excellent and interesting way to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands, view and go through the hole in the rock, come ashore and hike to two heights of land festooned by a flock of sheep, enjoy swimming...More

1  Thank macderma
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18 July 2018|
Response from macderma | Reviewed this property |
It is only choppy if it is a windy day. You will have to play it by ear.