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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Three Night Hauraki Gulf Discovery

Discover the expansive Tikapa Moana on our three night Hauraki Gulf Discovery cruise. 

This expedition style experience provides an opportunity to explore the natural landscape and uncover the hidden beauty of this stunning region with daily shore excursions and water activities.

Three Night Hauraki Gulf Discovery Cruise
Special early bird rates from $2,250pp twin share* Adult
Adult 16 years and over

Price includes

  • 3 night | 4 day cruise from Auckland
  • Departing Sunday 4pm and returning Wednesday 4pm
  • 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 three 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, Waiheke Island, Coromandel and Great Barrier 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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