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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

  • 4-hour Bay of Islands cruise from Paihia
  • Sail through the famous Hole in the Rock archway
  • Take part in the Maori Living Today experience at Otehei Bay
Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
From US$103.82
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Discover the Bay MorningMost Popular
9am morning departure ex Paihia. Includes BBQ Lunch in Otehei Bay.
From US$105.91
Discover the Bay Winter
10 am departure with packed lunch on Otehei Bay weather permits.
From US$103.82
Discover the Bay Afternoon
2:00pm departure ex Paihia 2:10pm ex Russell. Includes early dinner in Otehei Bay.
From US$105.91
Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this 4-hour cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and experience Maori culture at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, tuck into lunch and afternoon tea on-board and spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
What to Expect
Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Cruise among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. View dolphins, with a success rate of over 90% of our trips along with other wildlife.

Your trip will also include an island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island with full catering (lunch or early dinner) and an opportunity to interact with our experienced Nature Guides.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
A great way to see the Bay of Islands

Went as a family of four on this amazing trip. The skipper and crew were excellent - very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The scenery is something to behold - breathtaking. Getting to salt along with dolphins was magical. We also stopped at an island for...More

Thank Jason_King1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Well worth it

Staff arranged pick up from lodge to harbour & return. Very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Bay of islands. Seen orcas. Stunning views. We travelled through the hole in the rock. Stopped at Otehei Bay for BBQ. Must say there was plenty...More

Thank sarahjG4639DI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Discover the Bay Tour

We had an incredible time on the Discover the Bay tour. The scenery is absolutely spectacular and we enjoyed going through the hole in the rock. The staff were fantastic and very informative and we saw a couple of seals. Unfortunately we did not see...More

Thank rachelmgsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
"Discover The Bay" Tour

Doing any cruise out in the Bay of Islands would be spectacular if you're not used to that kind of scenery. If you are, then it's nothing new and something you'd probably overlook. I went on a "Discover the Bay" Tour at 2pm. If you're...More

1  Thank saeheeahn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great half day tour

This is great way to spend half a day seeing the Bay of Islands. The boat is comfortable and we could sit out in the open air throughout despite it being the tail end of the winter season. You are taken out past the lighthouse...More

1  Thank TheLawMan78
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