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Fullers Great Sights

Bay of Islands Original Cream Cruise

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  • Explore the Bay of Islands
  • Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett
  • Island stopover with great walks & swimming
  • Dolphin Viewing
  • The Black Rocks
  • Informative historical commentary
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This epic Bay of Islands cruise provides an outstanding combination of scenery and marine life, departing from Paihia or Russell and visiting the Hole in the Rock! Head out in the morning aboard a comfortable vessel to explore the famously beautiful and historic waters of this top part of New Zealand, with all the aquatic beauty and wildlife that the Bay of Islands is famous for - join your friendly crew and see the likes of pods of dolphins in their natural environment, visit the iconic Hole in the Rock formation for a close-up look, enjoy the pristine sands and much more.

Cruising through each of the islands of the Bay, you'll get a wonderful vantage point of other regional highlights and landmarks such as the Black Rocks and Marsden Cross, and have the chance to try your hand at boom netting in the water. Panoramic views, History, wonderful weather and much more make this cruise a comprehensive way to see the Bay of Islands - be sure to bring your camera as this is a beautiful part of the country and a day out not to be missed!


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  • There is a range of hot and cold refreshments and light snacks available for purchase onboard. There is an option to pre-order a picnic lunch for $16pp (NB: pre-orders must be received by 6pm the day before travel. Alternatively bring a packed lunch). All options come with a hot or cold non-alcoholic drink


  • Follow the Original Cream Trip Route
  • Spacious viewing decks
  • Visit Marsden Cross & the Black Rocks
  • Island deliveries
  • Island visit
  • Boom-netting
  • Informative historical commentary


  • Please note this tour is available between 14th of October 2019 thru to 30th April 2020


From Paihia

  • Departs from the wharf, next to the Maritime Building, waterfront
  • Morning Cruise: Departs 9.30am and returns at 4.15pm

From Russell

  • Departs from the wharf, waterfront
  • Morning Cruise: Departs 9.40am and returns at 4.15pm

What To Bring

  • Sunhat and sunblock
  • Camera
  • Walking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Lunch (if you are not pre-ordering)

Additional Information

  • Please be there 15 minutes prior to departure
  • A full commentary is provided in English by the skipper and crew. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
Dolphins are fascinating creatures, and in the Bay of Islands, we are blessed with their presence all year round! This eco cruise gives you the chance to get into the water and swim with dolphins as they play in their natural environment
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