Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Join this half-day tour of the wonderful Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. A tour you will never forget!

Duration 5 hours
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What's included :
  • Cruising among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary
  • Nature Guide on board to answer your questions and provide commentary
  • 1.5 hour stop at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island
  • When conditions permit, get up close to Cape Brett and travel through the Hole in the Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Otehei Bay
What's excluded :
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Lunch - Food and drinks are available to purchase at Otehei Bay Café during the island stop at own expense
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand

Board the boat at Pier 5 from Paihia Wharf

Stop At: Cape Brett Lighthouse, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand

Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, you can even travel through it.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands 0200, New Zealand

Lunch or early dinner at Explore's Otehei Bay during your island stop at Urupukapuka Island.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure Point :
1: Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
2: Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Life jackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Explore Group Limited

Activity ID: V-3567P12

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