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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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    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

    Stop At: Explore Group Bay of Islands, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Northland 0200, New Zealand
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - BBQ lunch or early dinner during your stop at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island
    • Opportunity to stay longer on the Island and board a later ferry back to the mainland.during summer
    • Cruising among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary
    • Entry/Admission - Otehei Bay
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    this trip was a great bit of everything trip - you got a boat trip out the cape brett, dolphin sightings, bird sightings, an island stop off and opportunity to do some walking on the island and then we had the option of stopping off at Russell on the way home. the lunch was
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    Response from ExploreGroup, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
    Responded 4 days ago
    Kia Ora Juliaguliadavies Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this helpful review - we're really glad you enjoyed the variety of highlights included in our Discover the Bay cruise. It was a pleasure to have you on board, thanks for choosing Explore!
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    The boat was quite crowded and if you're not used to pushing people aside or sprint from one side to the other of the boat, it's not that easy to see a dolphin or whale (we only saw few dolphins, I managed to get a glimpse on a dorsal fin once). The Hole in the Rock is quite
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    Response from ExploreGroup, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
    Responded 4 days ago
    Kia Ora Gerald S Thanks for the feedback, and sorry to read you felt a bit crowded, we always operate our experiences below vessel capacity to avoid this problem so it's a shame this is something that affected your time on board. We're really glad you enjoyed everything else, Urupukapuka Island is such a special spot ✨😊
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    We had a fantastic 5 hours on the Explore Group’s catamaran exploring the amazing Bay of Islands, travelling to the Hole in the Rock & enjoying a great bbq lunch on Urupukapuka Island. We saw & learned about dolphins, fur seals & enjoyed hearing the history of landmarks & the
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    Response from ExploreGroup, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
    Responded 4 days ago
    Kia Ora Lynnie162014 We're so glad you had a great time on our Discover the Bay cruise, thanks so much for taking the time to let us and others know 😊
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    Despite the poor weather I loved this tour. The guide Marty was amazing and so were his very knowledgeable assistants. Highly recommended
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    Response from ExploreGroup, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Kia Ora janej301 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this review for your Bay of Islands Discover the Bay experience. I will pass on your kind feedback to the team 😀
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    If you visit the Bay of Islands you must do this trip! Right from my time of booking until the final disembarkation back at Paihia was amazing. The staff are very professional and welcoming and worked really hard to make sure your time with them is as best as it can be. Lunch
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    Response from ExploreGroup, Marketing Manager at Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
    Responded Jul. 27, 2019
    Kia Ora Henrycat146 Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review - it's lovely feedback to receive 😊 We're really glad you enjoyed the Discover the Bay experience, it was a pleasure to have you on board with us!
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