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Explore - Discover the Bay

#7 of 46 Tours in Paihia
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Address: Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 365 744
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Explore the best of the Bay of Islands. Encounter diverse wildlife,...

Explore the best of the Bay of Islands. Encounter diverse wildlife, spectacular scenery and the rich culture and history of the region. Be immersed in the story of the Bay…

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We took the morning tour of the bay. The weather eas glorious. The boat skipper was very informative and witty in his commentary of the area. On the way to Piercy Island (Hole in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ahmad Jahudi B
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the morning tour of the bay. The weather eas glorious. The boat skipper was very informative and witty in his commentary of the area. On the way to Piercy Island (Hole in the Rock) we came across dolphins. We spent some times to watch the dolphins. Teaching Piercy Islands, the dkipper allowed plenty of photo opportunities before going... More 

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Thank Ahmad Jahudi B
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My daughter and I really enjoyed this tour. Not long after the tour started, we were surrounded by dolphins...it was amazing!! After that, we came across orcas!! Had a lot of photo opportunities which was great! Stopped off at Urupukapuka Island for a lovely lunch at Otehei Bay. The skipper Gavin was very informative with a sense of humour and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I made my way out to the wharf at 10 am for the morning tour with Explore. The staff were bright and cheerful, they set the tone for the cruise! We were delayed on our departure but that was okay, we spent the extra time getting settled in the boat and finding a good viewing spot for the tour! Once... More 

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Moffat Beach
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have just returned from an amazing 4 hour cruise around the Bay of Islands out to the Hole in The Rock which included lunch. A perfect day on the water which included an excellent lunch on an island. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any whales or Dolphins but we got a voucher that allows us to return any... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had an unbelievable ride on the bay's of islands. Had dolphins around our boat and we did see the hole in the wall. Ended up at their private island and boy was it beautiful and it was topped off with a great cup of hot chocolate. The captain was very informative.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very enjoyable and informative. The boat was very comfortable and a reasonable size. Lunch was included and was not too bad at all.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific four hour tour with great staff and really interesting and knowledgeable commentary from our captain. The boat was great. Lunch was delicious. While I didn't 'love' the walk to the top of the hill, the views were fantastic (Urupukapuka Island). It was too windy and rough to go through the hole in the rock but we... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Took the cruise out across the Bay ...met great folk from around the world, shared the sights with family and friends...saw dolphins and manta rays feeding...Loved it!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went on the Discover the Bay cruise, and thought that the staff were very nice and there was great commentary. Even though we didn't get to go to the hole in the rock (due to bad weather) we had a fantastic time. The stop at the Island was the best part of the trip, and we were treated to... More 

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Aussie
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were quickly boarded onto a modern boat, well equipped for travellers wanting to experience the Bay Of Islands. We opted for an outdoor position but were tactfully informed by the skipper that it was going to be a bit of a wet and windy voyage so we moved indoors to enjoy our trip. The commentary provided us with many... More 

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