In accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework, from 3 December all guests travelling on any Explore Group vessel aged 12 years or over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of check in.

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Two Night Hauraki Gulf Weekend on the Water

Relax and unwind on our two night weekend cruise.

Enjoy a drink on the roof deck as we depart the city to discover the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. This expedition style experience provides an opportunity to explore the natural landscape and uncover the hidden beauty of this stunning region in comfort.

Two Night Hauraki Gulf Weekend on the Water Cruise
Special early bird rates from $1,500 pp twin share* Adult
Adult 16 years and over

Price includes

  • 2 night | 3 day cruise from Auckland
  • Departing Friday 4pm and returning Sunday 5pm
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea) and non-alcoholic beverages - please advise any special dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Alcohol is available for purchase from our fully licensed bar on board
  • Accommodation in double/twin share cabin, all with ocean views. Please indicate your preferred bedding configuration at time of booking
  • All watersports and shore excursions

This two night expedition style cruise will take you to some of the incredible destinations around the Hauraki Gulf including Kawau Island, Rangitoto Island, Motutapu Island, Motuihe Island, Rotoroa Island, Ponui Island, Tiritiri Matangi Island and Waiheke Island.

Final cruise itineraries will be dependent on the weather throughout the trip. There will be an evening briefing for the following days planned activity based on weather conditions.


While New Zealand is within the COVID-19 Protection Framework, we will be operating with a requirement for vaccination certificates. Vaccination certificates must be presented at the time of check in as a prerequisite to boarding your cruise. 

Explore Group are committed to providing a COVID safe environment, all customer facing staff and vessel crew will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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