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Experiences

  • America's Cup Sailing Experience
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Auckland Harbour Sailing
  • Ocean Adventure
  • Otehei Bay Ferry
  • Discover the Bay
  • Two Night Hauraki Gulf Weekend on the Water
  • Three Night Hauraki Gulf Discovery
  • Five Night Hauraki Gulf Expedition
  • Tikapa Moana - Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise
  • Explore Motutapu Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Ferry

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Discover the Bay

Discover the spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife and rich history of this New Zealand paradise on our quintessential Bay of Islands cruise

Discover the Bay
Price
$135 Adult
Adult price is 16 years and older
$67.50 Child
Child price is 5 -15 years. Children under 5 are free

Experience the spectacular scenery of this New Zealand paradise and learn about the area’s rich culture and history with full commentary from our local skipper. When conditions permit, get up close to the dramatic cliffs at Cape Brett and travel through the iconic Hole in the Rock.

Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, birdlife and seals during your cruise and our knowledgeable Nature Guide on board will be available to answer all your questions.

Your trip will also include a stop at Otehei Bay on the Department of Conservation’s Urupukapuka Island. You will have time to explore the island, swim at the sandy bay or enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the sun from our fully licensed café.

Includes:

  • 3 hours scenic cruising
  • Nature Guide on board to answer your questions and provide commentary
  • When conditions permit, get up close to Cape Brett and travel through the Hole in the Rock
  • 1.5 hour stop at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island to explore on foot or refuel at our fully licensed bar & cafe
  • Explore Group are proud to work in and support the Bay of Islands Marine Mammal Sanctuary in regards to interactions with marine mammals. Please note that as marine mammals, including dolphins, whales and orca, are wild there will be rare occasions where we do not come across them during the course of our cruise.
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