Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
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. Choose to stay on the island longer with an optional extension to return at 4:30pm or 5:30pm (NZ$10, payable direct).
Please note, during the winter months (June 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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The Strand Wharf
- Paihia - 9:00am or 1:30pm
- Russell - 9:10am or 1:40pm
During the winter months there is no island stopover on the afternoon Cape Brett cruise so this cruise returns to Paihia at 4:30pm.
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Departs Paihia at 9:00am or Russell at 9:10am (CBA)
Departs Paihia at 1:30pm or Russell at 1:40pm (CBP)
Cape Brett Hole in the Rock
- Cruise through the mighty "Hole in the Rock"
- Visual display technology (inside)
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Food and drinks
- Optional Nautilus Subsea Adventure
- 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
Reviewed by: Scott S, USA, May 2014
Very scenic. Lots of dolphins. Beautiful country!
Reviewed by: Gail C, April 2014
Well organized and good commentary on a beautiful part of the world.