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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

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    What to Expect
    Experience the spectacular beauty of the Bay of Islands with a boat cruise, island stopover and helicopter flight from Paihia. The Sea Shuttle takes you into the sparkling waters of the bay to remote Roberton Island (Motuarohia) where you’ll disembark at Cook’s Cove for a few hours. 

    Use your free time to explore the island however you wish: take a hike along one of the many nature tracks up to steep coastal cliffs for panoramic pictures of the bay; swim and snorkel an underwater trail; or simply sun yourself on the beach as you relax on shore. Bring along a picnic lunch as you will work up an appetite!

    Later, board the Sea Shuttle and transfer to a helipad atop a large custom-built floating barge. You’ll take to the skies for bird’s-eye views of the famous Hole in the Rock, a natural formation only visible by sea or air, while your pilot provides commentary and points out the must-see sights. Then soar above the islands on the return helicopter flight to Pahia.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    60 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Scenic Bay of Islands cruise departing at 10am
    • Island stopover to explore at your leisure
    • Helicopter tour over the islands returning approximately 2pm
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    May seem expensive but worth it. Cruise around the bay with a couple of island stop offs. Loads of information from guides. Then to heli'barge to transfer over. What a fantastic view of hole in the rock and the bay of islands. A must do activity.
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded Feb. 17, 2019
    Glad you enjoyed our Heli Cruise Tracey, appreciate your high rating and nice comments. Thanks!
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    My partner and I chose the helicopter ride over the Bay of Islands and also landed on 'the hole in the rock'. Our guide was very friendly and told us a lot of interesting facts about the Islands. It was great to have a birds eye view, quite simply amazing! Highly recommend.
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded Jan. 22, 2019
    Thanks so much for your high recommendation of our helicopter flight to land on the Hole in the Rock - it's certainly an amazing flight to choose so thanks for flying with us.
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    A must do! We felt extremely comfortable during the whole tour as Caity and Adam were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and warm. We learnt new things such as paddle boarding and eating a sea urchin (see our pics below) - if it wasn’t for Caity and Adam’s encouragement we would
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded Jan. 10, 2018
    Sounds like you had a great day on our Heli Cruise! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback.
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