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Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands

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US$ 128.29
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    What to Expect
    After getting picked up at 8:15 am at the Paihia Wharf by sea shuttle,go on a smooth cruise to a remote and quiet bay where the main boat is anchored.

    After arrival and a quick safety brief, haul the anchor and get ready to explore the islands.

    Prepare for activities like Kayaking, snorkelling, gathering fresh sea food, exploring WWII remains, trekking across islands enjoying stunning vantage points and visiting ancient Maori fortifications. If conditions allow, gather mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home (along with the unique experience of eating sea urchins raw if you’re brave enough).

    Get some time to enjoy the remote beaches, perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.

    On the homeward cruise, enjoy those mussels, freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life…hopefully even see dolphins! Arrival back at Paihia wharf is approximately at 3pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia Wharf
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Local guide
    • Snorkelling
    • Kayaking
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Be on the Paihia Wharf 15 minutes before departure time.
    • Bring swimsuits, towel and a warm jacket
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We got a bit of a shock when we arrived (2 couples)as we were so old compared with every one else but we were enthusiastically welcomed and had a great day. Wasn't going to snorkel as thought too cold but with a wet suit was fine. My 70 year old husband and I kayaked and our
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    Response from 849jonathang, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands
    Responded 13 Apr 2019
    Hi Lynne We are so pleased to hear you all had a great time Day Cruising with us and the experience made you all feel young again! Age ain't nothing but a number and you all proved that enthusiastically joining in and taking part in the activities! The crew loved hosting you all and maybe next time we'll have you out on an Overnight Adventure with us.
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    My partner and I are on our way back to Auckland after a great trip on board The Rock! We were in Paihia for a special anniversary and decided to book the day cruise with lunch and we weren't disappointed... We went snorkelling, kayaking and had a great hike in between. The
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    Response from overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands
    Responded 19 Jan 2019
    Thanks for joining us on our Day Cruise and we hope you enjoyed celebrating your Anniversary up in the Bay of Islands! Our Overnight Cruise is a great option when you have visitors, whether they are kiwi's or from overseas it's the prefect way to showcase the best of the Bay in just 22 hours! Look forward to cruising with you again.
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    What a great day it was and that was even before the dolphins came to play ! Pete and his “deckie” OJ picked us up at Paihia and gave us a fantastic little water taxi trip across the bay to meet the RockBoat , giving us lots of local info . Then to RocktheBoat . This day
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    Response from overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands
    Responded 18 Dec 2018
    It's always extra special when the dolphins show up! Stoked that you enjoyed our action-packed day cruise and we can't wait to welcome you back on an overnighter! See you again.
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    The adventure day cruise delivered everything it promised--a relaxing day around the islands, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, delicious lunch, and an amazing crew. The boat is not fancy but everything is clean and in proper working order. The whole crew is super nice and
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    Response from Jonathan G, Owner at Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands
    Responded 6 Mar 2018
    Thanks so much for the great review. I'm very happy to hear you had an awesome cruise, you're right we're not a "fancy" boat - we prefer the term unique charm ;) We'd definitely love to host you again, so next time you join us be sure to let us know you've cruised before. Safe travels
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    The crew on The Rock are so friendly! The boat is an old ferry and has a lot of character. I’m sure there are plenty of other positive reviews, so I’ll say what caught my eye. We were lucky enough to snorkel for and eat urchins; kayak in a beautiful, secluded beach area; listen
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    Response from Jonathan G, Owner at Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands
    Responded 14 Feb 2018
    Hi Andrew, I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful time cruising with us. We love that we are a smaller family-owned operation as we can get to know our guests personally and enjoy their company. We'd love to host you again some day. Safe travels
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