Discover the Bay

Board our premium cruise ‘Discover the Bay’ and see for yourself the best of what Bay of Islands has to offer. Journey to the Hole in the Rock and if whether permits, sail through it. See marine wildlife including Dolphins and stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island to have a swim, go for a walk and relax.


  • Our local expert Nature Guides will share their extensive knowledge with an entertaining and education account of the area. 
  • Scenic cruising among the 144 islands in the safe hands of our experienced skipper.
  • Lifetime Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee - we guarantee viewing marine mammals, including dolphins and whales over 90% of the time
  • Explore the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it!
  • There are plenty of adventures to be had on the island. Walk, paddle board, kayak, swim and so much more!
  • Sample our scrumptious Island Lunch (9am departure) or enjoy our Island Dinner (2pm departure)
  • Visit our Conservation Centre and learn about our efforts with island conservation.
  • Reduced capacity - smaller groups, better comfort, superior viewing and photo opportunities

Why not stay longer?

Extend your island stay for FREE!

Return from Otehei Bay on one of our many ferries at no additional cost*.

*Summer only, subject to availability, bookings essential!


Need to know:

  • Purchase this tour and $5 is contributed to the Explore Group Conservation Fund, supporting local conservation initiatives
  • Wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
  • Bring your camera
  • Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Fully licensed bar onboard for drinks and light snacks
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency

Where to find us

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Paihia, Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)