View of the cruise in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Kayaks on the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Group tour of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Man sitting in a lodge at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Tourists on board the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

2-Day Islands Adventure Cruise on The Rock

By The Rock Adventure Cruise
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  • Adventurous overnight cruise aboard famed boat, *The Rock*
  • Chance to gaze up at the stars on a night kayaking adventure
  • Unique opportunity to explore the exotic Bay of Islands
  • Sumptuous meals including a delicious barbecue dinner
  • Fun-filled days of snorkelling, fishing, exploring & trekking

Activity location

    • Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Paihia Wharf
    • 69 Marsden Road
    • 0200, Paihia, New Zealand

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedBay of Islands cruise
  • What's includedWhat's included Overnight accommodation in a shared cabin on the cruise boat
  • What's includedWhat's included Buffet dinner on day 1
  • What's includedWhat's included Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Island Walk
  • What's includedWhat's included Breakfast on day 2
  • What's includedWhat's included Lunch on day 2
  • What's includedWhat's included Live commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedDrinks, bottled water, and snacks

Know before you book

  • Children 18 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.
  • You must be able to swim on your own to take part in snorkelling.
  • You must make your own way to the meeting point in Paihia.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Cruise out across the Bay of Islands for 2 days of classic adventure. This voyage gives you spectacular views of the North Island's coast as you try target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, or snorkelling, and learn about the area from your vessel's knowledgeable crew.

Day 1 Step aboard The Rock, a former car ferry converted into New Zealand's biggest houseboat, in the late afternoon, and then grab a drink as you cruise out to the islands. You can try some target shooting along the way and, once you've anchored in a sheltered bay, go fishing in the evening light.

After a delicious buffet dinner, where you can have your catch baked right there by our crew, you can choose to go kayaking at night and marvel at the phosphorescence in the water. Lie back for a stargazing session as your guide points out the constellations, planets, and galaxies in the sky above. If you're still up for action, jump in the sea for a nighttime swim before you settle in for a drink by the fire.

Day 2 Watch the spectacular sunrise at sea before the breakfast bell, and then dine on a traditional kiwi meal before you get underway to explore the islands. Go kayaking, try your hand on the paddle boards, snorkel, gather some fresh seafood, and enjoy a guided hike across the islands to find stunning vantage points.

If conditions allow, you can gather a few mussels from the kelp-covered outer reefs to enjoy on the way home. After some free time to enjoy the remote beaches and play a game of beach cricket or volleyball, dine one last time on the homeward cruise and watch out for the abundant marine and bird life before you arrive back at Paihia wharf in midafternoon.


Activity location

    • Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEPaihia Wharf
    • 69 Marsden Road
    • 0200, Paihia, New Zealand