Dolphin Cruises

Bay of Islands
All year round

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruises

The most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands. Board the cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as you glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Cruises include an island stopover at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Stroll along the white sand beach, or walk to the top of the hill for scenic views over the entire Bay of Islands. On the morning cruise you can choose our free island extension – stay longer, explore the island’s walking trails and beautiful beaches, and return in the afternoon. 



For more info visit:

Dolphin Cruises


The Maritime Building


0800 653 339



They welcome passengers on board cruises and tours who need special assistance. They will do their best to help however they can so you can enjoy your time in the Bay of Islands. Please contact before travel if you’re sight or hearing impaired so that they can let the crew know. Passengers with collapsible wheelchairs can join tours and cruises (except those with an island stopover). However, larger mobility scooters / motorised wheelchairs are difficult to accommodate. Please contact for more information and to discuss your options.

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