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Fullers GreatSights Bay Of Islands

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Paihia, New Zealand
+64 800 653 339
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Great way to see Bay of Islands

A relaxing cruise with great commentary and interesting locations. Going thru Hole in the Rock was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam D
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Gawler, Australia
Sail through the 'hole in the rock'

A great trip around the Bay of Islands, delivering the post along the way. No dolphins to be seen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
W4lking
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relaxing cruise with great commentary and interesting locations. Going thru Hole in the Rock was exciting and a real highlight for everyone. We were lucky enough to see dolphins enroute as well. The island beach stop was picturesque and relaxing, would be great for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great trip around the Bay of Islands, delivering the post along the way. No dolphins to be seen on the day we were there but we were offered free tickets for a later date. The boat was steered expertly through the hole in the...More

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise is amazing, you get to cruise through a large number of the islands through out the bay of islands there's like 144 of them! The boat is spacious and well designed. Plenty of indoor or outdoor seating and a cafeteria for light drinks...More

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This was really an amazing trip. The weather was perfect and the water very calm. We saw a large pod of common dolphins. We managed to get our vessel right through the hole in the rock. It’s a must do item if in Paihia.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Bay of islands is a relaxing, and scenic spot, but there is no way to appreciate its full beauty without a cruise around the bay. There are longer cruises, but the Hole in the Rock Dolphin cruise ticks all the boxes - half a...More

Thank LucyKate
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We did the morning cruise out to the hole in the rock. The captain was most informative, telling us about the various islands as we slowed to look at them. We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins as we began our cruise,...More

Thank jillreading08
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We absolutely loved the cruise! The guides were really nice and friendly. They explained everything about the boat and the dolphins in the beginning. We had to search the dolphins for approximately 2,5 hours, but the guides didn't gave up. Finally we found a group...More

Thank inkerieckmann
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great afternoon, beautiful day, half day cruise but don't count on there being fresh sandwiches and muffins on board as advertised as they were not available! With a four hour cruise starting around lunch time a little more than light snacks should be available as...More

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I decided to do this trip to " hole in rock" and hopefully spot a dolphin or two. With our skipper, Toira and crew of 4 lovely ladies, Ebony, Lara, Tahlia and Fly we set sail. After calling into Russell to board a few more...More

Thank Bruce N
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Using the ferry service between Paihia and Russel is a quick service. Ferry runs frequently, took the ferry across to Russel for dinner and managed to take the Last ferry at 10 pm. Otherwise sleeping on park benches would be an alternative. Cost was $24...More

Thank Sam H
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