Explore provides unique experiences to discover the spectacular Bay of Islands.
Discover the spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife and rich history of this New Zealand paradise on our quintessential half day Bay of Islands cruise. 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. We view dolphins on over 90% of our trips along with birdlife, whales and seals 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.
For the winners of the Ultimate Virtual Race, a double pass to ‘Discover the Bay’ with Explore NZ when you visit the Bay of Islands