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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands offers Northland’s most comprehensive range cruises and tours. The Fullers name has been synonymous with cruises in the Bay of Islands since 1886. Today the passionate and knowledgeable local team are proud to...more
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The Maritime Building | Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw two pods of bottlenose dolphins and drove through the Hole in the Rock with a pretty big boat. The captain provided good commentary, but not too much. An excellent trip!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We picked a 2 1/2 hour cruise our captain and crew were so very knowledgeable of the area. With interesting stories and history of the many islands in the bay, both white and Maori, the highlight motoring thorough the "Hole in the Rock". Cruise length...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the morning cruise from Paihia and had a great time. We saw lots of bottle nosed dolphins leaping out of the water and clearly as interested in us as we were in them. The captain then took the boat through the Hole in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was thoroughly disappointed in this experience. I knew from the get go that it would be a long day, I just did not know how poorly our time would be spent. On our way to the cape, we stopped for coffee. A 45 minute...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A Fantastic all day trip around the Bay..dolphins everywhere. Great skippercommentary and helpful crew. A lot of fun for all. Thank you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yvonneclaire
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our day out on the water. There was a good variety of activities: swimming with or watching dolphins, historical commentary, lunch and short walks at Urapukapuka Island, and the hole in ghe rock. Our skipper Basil was really knowledgeable and also safety conscious....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this tour... We got the fast ferry across to Russel in the morning, had a walk around and some lunch, then picked up the tour from Russel at 1.40pm for a half day tour. We visited a few of the islands on the boat,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulinel931
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the boat, the Captain gave us great tour and told many fascinating tales about the islands. We saw part of a pod of Common Dolphins on our way out to the Hole in the rock which he navigated through brilliantly. The weather made it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EJBluefolds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we didn't see dolphins (and, for that reason, they gave us a voucher to go again for free), we thoroughly enjoyed our Bay of Island cruise. The narration was excellent, and everyone on the staff was helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ilubliner
FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora ilubliner, We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise, especially the commentary and the service. Thanks for the recommendation! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather forecast was atrocious and Captain Eric warned us that we may not get to see The Hole in the Rock, so off we set. Eric’s commentary, was interesting and informative and then, he said, let’s to the Hole now and do the other islands....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Jacky S, we're glad to hear you got to see the Hole in the Rock and the other islands. Eric definitely makes the trips so interesting, doesn't he? All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Soni B
20 October 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Soni, sadly we no longer stop at Otehei Bay, our new four hour Hole in the Rock cruise stops at a secluded island that we'll pick on the day of your cruise. I'm sorry we don't offer swimming with dolphins on this... More
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Isobel M
26 January 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Isobel, I'd like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced today. Your tour was cancelled yesterday afternoon and our team did make more than one attempt to contact you about this at that time... More
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Dragonfly4035
12 September 2016|
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Response from westendgaz | Reviewed this property |
It's a big boat that can take a lot of bad weather. That's why they run all year while the other tour companies close down for winter. It was a wet and windy day when we went out, but you really didn't notice it on such a... More
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