• Duration
    7 HRS
  • Category
  • Location
  • Operating Season
    SEP - MAY
  • Price

Get onboard this full day cruise to see all the highlights of the Bay

$195 Adult
16 YEARS +
$97.50 Child

Take this extensive full day cruise around the islands of Ipipiri – the Bay of Islands. See all the highlights of this spectacular region including the historical cruise route of the original Cream Trip.

The morning will include a unique inner island cruise taking you past the Black Rocks and historic Marsden Cross while you learn about the history of the area through our informative and entertaining commentary.

Stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island where you can relax on the beach, explore one of the coastal walking tracks, have a swim or hire a kayak (peak season only). Enjoy a bite to eat and drink from the Otehei Bay Bar & Cafe - fully licensed and serving a range of refreshments and meals - see their menu here.

Following your island stop set off in search of dolphins and other marine life on our Hole in Rock Cruise. Enjoy the spectacular views as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukōkako Island.

With our Marine mammal viewing guarantee  you can come again for free if we don’t spot any marine mammals during your cruise.*

Fullers GreatSights is one of only two operators in the Bay of Islands that are licensed by the Department of Conservation to interact with Marine Mammals.


Historical cruise and island deliveries around the inner bay including the unique Black Rocks and historical Marsden Cross.

Scenic cruise out to Motukōkako, the Hole in the Rock, on our purpose-built vessel with large viewing decks and air-conditioned cabin.

1.5 hour stop at Otehei Bay to explore the island.

Dolphin and whale viewing (conditions permitting) with Marine mammal viewing guarantee*

Opportunity to experience the thrill of boom-netting or alternate snorkelling activity (conditions permitting)^


* Complimentary vouchers issued under the Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee are valid for 12 months from date of issue. Bookings are subject to availability and on a standby basis.
^ Boom-netting is not suitable for children under 5 years old. Children aged 5 to 12 years must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

What our customers are saying...

"Congratulations on what was a fantastic trip today, we really enjoyed ourselves. We were on the 8:30 AM hole in the Rock trip.  The crew were friendly and helpful, and the captain was fantastic. His commentary was really informative and interesting and he had a great sense of humour. He obviously enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge with others. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to everything he said, thank you again."

M. Copeland, Adelaide - September 2023