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The Rock Adventure Cruise

#1 of 46 Tours in Paihia
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Address: Marsden Rd | Paihia Wharf Building, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 7796
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The Rock Cruises

Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay...

The Rock Cruises

Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay of Islands cruise in New Zealand. Come aboard and let the activities begin!

an image Activities in the Bay of Islands don't get better than with the Rock Cruises. Our action-packed choice of 3 different adventure-filled Bay of Islands cruises are full of fun activities starting from only $118 per person! That includes fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, hiking, target shooting and star gazing. Of course, you can simply relax, drink in the stunning New Zealand scenery and enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that inhabits this unique region of Northland.

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Best part of our trip!

We chose the overnight cruise and this was 22 hours of fun! Accommodations are great, activities are well organized, and the captain and his team are top notch! Staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jessica M
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rock is an adventure tour that keeps you moving from the get go. We started off shooting a floating duck, night kyaking and explore the flourescence which was a very freaky thing. The next day we went snorkelling and hiking up the mountain. Its the kind of thing you just have to jump into. Its not fancy but it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the overnight cruise and this was 22 hours of fun! Accommodations are great, activities are well organized, and the captain and his team are top notch! Staff is attentive and friendly making sure everyone has a good time. Night kayaking was amazing and it was a great group of people on board. Captain Rowan was my kids favorite... More 

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1 Thank Jessica M
Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, we had just 2 days to spend in this area. So we were not able to do evverything which is offered. Then we decided to do the Rock the Boat - Trip, altough we were then not able to do other activities. We don't regret that decission. On the boat, we had a great time. So many activies are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four (22 year old son, 20 year old daughter) just finished our overnight adventure on The Rock! WHAT a GREAT way to see the northern North Island! The crew was warm, entertaining, educational and great fun to be around. The Bay of Islands is beautiful, and this adventure allows for a beautiful peak into all that NZ... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to spend 20 something hours in the most magical place, meet the loveliest people and be spoiled by the most attentive crew. Well don't do the rock, coz it is all mine. Truly the most magnificent thing I have done in my travels. And if you are a big girls blouse like me, I can assure you... More 

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Jonathan G, Owner at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. I think i can speak for Captain Rowan and the team, in that we are so happy you had such a good time and all the team say hi, they are passionate about what they do and love sharing what the Bay has to offer. Hosting like minded folk like your self and... More 

Poitiers, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day ! In addition, to relaxing for 6 hours by boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. The team offers excursions to do all in conviviality and good humor. It's a unique experience to do. I recommend it to anyone who wants to escape tourism activities.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too much "entertainment" / over enthousiasm/ fake staff. We came to see the nature, not to play games or get a groupfriend feeling. The food and rooms were good. Activities were okay. The island was very beautifull.

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Thank S W
Jonathan G, Owner at The Rock Adventure Cruise, responded to this review

Hi Merel and Stephan, As a team we debrief regularly and discuss all good and bad feedback and work on ways to improve. However, on this occasion, we wanted to ask what you expected from the cruise as our advertising is very clear as to the experience we provide, and from the rest of the feedback we received on that... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to keep you entertained in a stunning setting. Captain Rowan and the rest of the crew are as friendly and easy going ad you could hope for. Lots of genuine entertainment and little in the way of 'forced fun' I would highly recommend this cruise. I only wish we'd had more time to do the full cruise but even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great experience getting to know Rowan and his crew! Loved this trip. We caught (and cooked and ate!) a squid and a snapper (or as they say "snippah") with dinner. Wasn't sure I wanted to go night kayaking, but very glad I did - the bioluminescence was spectacular and it was very cool to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly crew made our stay really enjoyable. Had such a good time. They even cater for vegans:)

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