Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise

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  • Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3910_CB_B
This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse.

You will then pass through the famous Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" at Motukokako Island and on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife including Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Penguins, and other sea and bird life.

You'll visit one of the bay's most beautiful islands where you can swim and snorkel or relax on the beach and take in the magic of the island.

Please note, during the winter months (May to October 19), the afternoon departure is approximately 3 hours in duration, returning one hour earlier to Russell and Paihia and does not include a stopover on Urupukapuka Island.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Maritime Building Paihia
The Strand Wharf

Departure Time:
  • Paihia - 9:00am or 1:30pm
  • Russell - 9:10am or 1:40pm

Please note:
During the winter months there is no island stopover on the afternoon Cape Brett cruise so this cruise returns to Paihia at 4:30pm.

3 - 4 hours
Return Details:
The cruise returns to Paihia at 1:00pm (Morning Departure) or 5:30pm (Afternoon Departure). Guests returning to Russell arrive 10 minutes later.

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Code: CBA

Departs Paihia at 9:00am or Russell at 9:10am

USD $69.21
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Code: CBP

Departs Paihia at 1:30pm or Russell at 1:40pm

USD $69.21
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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise

Cape Brett Hole in the Rock

  • Cruise through the mighty "Hole in the Rock"
  • Island stopover
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
  • Winter season varies from May to late Sept
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: hobbit, January 2016

This tour was awesome! The cruise was so well organized and the crew was very friendly. The scenery was so beautiful and the narration of the captain was fun and interesting. We saw so many dolphins and they are so much fun to watch. The sea cooperated and we were able to sail through the 'Hole in the Rock too . Ther was alot of bang for the buck.Thanks to all for a great time.

Reviewed by: Richard W, January 2016

A must do!!! Amazing scenery and well worth the cost.

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Tour code: 3910_CB_B