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The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise - 22 Hours

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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All-inclusive tour
  • All necessary equipment included
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The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise - 22 Hours
From US$ 193.31
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Bed in Shared DormMost Popular
You are booking a single bunk bed in a 6 bed dorm with shared bathroom for our 22 hour overnight cruise including dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and all activities.
From US$ 193.31
Private Double/Twin Cabin
You are booking a private double cabin with shared bathroom for our 22 hour overnight cruise including dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and all activities.
From US$ 486.76
Private Group Cabin
You are booking a 6 bed dorm cabin for up to 6 people with shared bathroom for our 22 hour overnight cruise including dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and all activities.
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Overview

The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands is the only overnight cruise in the area to offer such a wide range of activities, including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island walks, and more. Enjoy adventure activities as well as time to relax in peaceful nature. As this is an all-inclusive tour you don’t need to worry about any logistics. Just show up ready for fun.

What to Expect

The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands.

Day 1

START: 5:00 PM, END: UP TO YOU!

Departs at 5pm, grab a drink and enjoy a 2-3hr cruise out to the islands. Give the target shooting a go as we cruise. Once on anchor in a sheltered bay we’ll do a spot of dusk fishing. A healthy snapper baked on the barbecue is a welcome addition to an already delicious buffet dinner (subject to guest’s fishing ability, of course!). 

Later you can choose to go night kayaking to marvel in the phosphorescence (some call it “fairy dust”) and lie back for a star-gazing session - your guide will point out the major constellations, planets and galaxies. If you’re still up for action, you can jump in the sea for a night swim before settling in for a drink by the fire.

Day 2
START: 8:00 AM, END: 3:00 PM

Sunrise at sea is spectacular – you can watch it from your bed if you’re not an early bird! The breakfast bell goes at 8am. We serve a traditional kiwi breakfast and then haul anchor and get underway for an exploration of the islands. If you’re up early enough, you might even get a chance for a quick wake-up swim with the crew.

Kayaking, snorkeling, gathering fresh sea food, exploring WWII remains, trekking across islands enjoying stunning vantage points and visiting ancient Maori fortifications. If conditions allow, we’ll 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).

You will have time to enjoy the remote beaches - perfect for a game of beach cricket or volley ball.

On the homeward cruise, we’ll enjoy those mussels, freshly steamed, and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life…hopefully we’ll even see dolphins! We arrive back at Paihia wharf at approximately 3pm.

Reviews (46)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great activity

Really an excellent opportunity to explore the Bay of Islands. We could enjoy this overnight activity with our group. Especially the night kajaking was awesome. The water was really cold but you don‘t feel it because you have so much fun. The crew was amazing....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MonisReisefieber
overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome, thanks for the review! Safe Travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don't miss this!

The crew are wonderful and swimming in the fluorescent algae was one of the most surreal and beautiful moments of my life. Highly highly recommended!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank helenCPL
overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The night kayaking and swimming is just amazing at the moment! Hard to describe just needs to be experienced. Thanks for cruising with us.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Unique Experience

I've been on The Rock the other day, we had beautiful weather and an almost completely calm sea. It was a small cruise, so the staff had a lot of time to interact with every guest individually. All of the staff were very friendly and...More

Thank TanjaahBree
overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks for your feedback, especially regarding the food as we recently changed the menu! Thanks for cruising with us.

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Proper little adventure around the islands

We made this trip by the skin of our teeth's, after not planning nearly enough time to drive from Auckland airport up to Paihai. Anyways long story cut short WE MADE IT. Loved every second of it well the cheesy introduction I could of lived...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Emmstress
overnightcruiser, Front Office Manager at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Glad the drive up north was worth it! Thanks for your review, night kayaking with bioluminescence sure is special. Safe Travels.

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Worth every penny!

Having already been to the bay of island I was so happy that i chose to return and join the rock adventure boat!! Had an amazing experience with the guys on the boat and had so much fun! the food was amazing, the experiences were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christina M
Jonathan G, Owner at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Christina, thank you very much for your review. We are stoked to hear you had a great experience with us on The Rock! We love that you'd cruise with us again and we look forward to that very much. Safe travels

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andrew c
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Response from Denver K | Reviewed this property |
Most likely yes! They only have so many cabins and when I went on the cruise I had to share with four others in a room with bunk beds to fit six people.
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