Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise

Experience a tranquil and memorable three hours in the Bay.

Hole in the Rock Scenic Cruise

Adult ($ nz)


Child ($ nz)



3 hours


Experience a three hour journey through the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands, enjoying spectacular views from the large decks aboard our catamaran. You'll journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, and see the famous Hole in the Rock.

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Tour description

Experience a uniquely relaxing three hours of island views and stunning blue waters! Depart from Paihia or Russell and head all the way out to the historic lighthouse at Cape Brett. Our catamaran will take you on a memorable voyage, gliding out to the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukōkako. This landmark is a stunning sight, and in good conditions you'll pass right through!

Cruise around the Bay of Islands
See the Hole in the Rock
Free Russell/Paihia ferry ticket
Informative commentary
Friendly, local crew

Our catamaran is the ideal way to view the many islands you'll pass - it has the largest outdoor decks in the Bay.  

During your cruise, you'll have the chance to see marine wildlife like whales and a variety of bird species.

And make sure you're ready to take plenty of photos as you approach the Hole in the Rock!

There are plenty of lunch options for your choose - you can pre-book a picnic lunch, bring your own food, or purchase hot or cold food on board.

Useful Info


    Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf

  • BRING:

    Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and your camera.

  • HEAR:

    A full commentary is provided by your skipper. A limited number of multi-lingual headsets are available in German, French and Mandarin Chinese. Translators must be pre-booked. Printed multilingual maps available in Chinese, Japanese and German


MORNING Departs Returns
Paihia 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Russell 9:10 am 12:10 pm

Easy Cancellation

Cancel or change your booking any time before 6pm on the day before departure  - no cancellation fees!

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"This cruise was simply the best! From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The classic Kiwi commentary was funny, informative and genuine, which added to the remarkable scenery... I would not hesitate to book through Fullers GreatSights again."

Highly recommend!

November 2017
Tanna, Tripadvisor

"What a magnificent way to see the Bay. Boat is comfy. Great commentary, crew is very helpful and polite. The colour of the water is magical. The Hole in the Rock is amazing and the captain moved the boat around so everyone could get the perfect view."

Only way to see the Bay of Islands

October 2017
Tarsha, Tripadvisor

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