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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

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The Maritime Building | Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045, New Zealand
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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands offers Northland’s most comprehensive range cruises and tours. The Fullers name has been synonymous with cruises in the Bay of Islands since 1886. Today the passionate and knowledgeable local team are proud to showcase the wonders of the region including cruises to the famous “Hole in the Rock”, dolphin watching/swimming cruises and day tours to the Hokianga, Kerikeri, Russell and Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach.
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The Maritime Building | Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045, New Zealand
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"cream trip"
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"cape reinga"
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"rock cruise"
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"swim with the dolphins"
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"day trip"
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"great sights"
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"kauri forest"
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"sand boarding"
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"saw dolphins"
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"bus driver"
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"island stop"
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"free ferry"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a three hours tour with my friend. The weather was nice but a little bit windy, we had rough waves but it was absolutely more fun to ride on. The view was gorgeous and the donuts spin in a cave was so cool!...More

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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora devil25L, It sounds like you had a wonderful time with us! Aren't the views from the water amazing? Thanks for sharing, I'll make sure your feedback is passed on to the team. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on the afternoon boat ride as the last thing on my month in NZ. A great way to end my visit. Wonderful views. Dolphins.

Thank Ivor M
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Ivor, What a great memory to have as your last New Zealand experience. I'm glad you enjoyed exploring the Bay of Islands with us. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Reviewed 5 days ago

After travelling though New Zealand for 6.5 wonderful weeks, our last full day was a trip to the northern tip - Cape Reinga. What a GREAT day. Fortunately the weather cooperated. Rob Lavendar was our guide and bus driver. And yes it is a long...More

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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora alcdn, I'm so glad that your visit up to Cape Reinga capped off your New Zealand experience. It's it such a magical and spiritual place? It's great to hear that you found our driver Rob's commentary interesting and entertaining and I'm glad he...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did this trip with fullers left paihia at 0930 returning at 430pm a absolutely great day out included dolphins viewing if you wanted to you could swim with them viewed many islands an landmarks with a commentary on all lunch on the beach hole...More

Thank Patrick W
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Patrick, It's great to hear you enjoyed our Cream Trip! There's a lot that you can get involved with on this cruise and it sounds like you took advantage of that. I'm glad you had a good time, thanks for sharing. All the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long day! Not as informative as would have liked, but not too much to say about the area. Guide not very friendly. Worthwhile for sight seeing but may as well have done by car for all the information we received. A bit disappointing.More

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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora 727kerryw, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed. Our driver guides usually share lots of interesting commentary on our Cape Reinga tour. And the great thing about joining a day tour is that we also take you for a drive along Ninety...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day trip to Cape Reinga with Robin was fun, informative and covered all the amazing locations. A truly exceptional day out. We also did the dolphin cruise/hole in the rock which was picturesque, informative and overall amazing.

Thank Micheal0210
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Micheal, It sounds like you had a great time with us, I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Robin, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Left Paihia on the Dolphin Seeker at 09:00 & returned at 13:30. Did not seem too crowded until we picked up more people at Russell, but, still provided ample space to move around & seating always available in the cabin. Commentary was very good &...More

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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora raffles123, Our Hole in the Rock cruise with Island Stopover is great for explorers! Thanks for sharing with us, it's always nice to hear such lovely feedback. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a great day-trip to Cape Reinga. Our guide Rob was awesome - entertaining and informative from start to finish. Although a long day (pickup at 7:15 and drop off at 5:30) it was so worth it as we covered a huge...More

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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Ol_900, I'm glad you had a good time on our cape Reinga day tour! It is a long day but so worth it as you said. It's great to hear you enjoyed sandboarding - it's a blast. Thanks for sharing, I'll pass your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the dolphin cruise/hole in the rock and the cape reinga tours. And it was a dream come true. Not only did i get to fulfill a lifes dream of swimming with wild dolphins, and they were beauties!!! But i also had an amazing tour...More

Thank Claire W
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Claire, It's so great to hear that you enjoyed our tour up to the top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach. Isn't it a great day out? I'll make sure your lovely feedback is passed on to Rob and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day , saw dolphins , hole in the rock , stopped in a Russell , had a tour of town , full day fun

Thank Rhonda C
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Rhonda, It's great to hear you saw the Bay of Islands by sea and explored Russell by land too. Thanks for sharing with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Soni B
October 20, 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Soni, sadly we no longer stop at Otehei Bay, our new four hour Hole in the Rock cruise stops at a secluded island that we'll pick on the day of your cruise. I'm sorry we don't offer swimming with dolphins on this... More
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Isobel M
January 25, 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Isobel, I'd like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced today. Your tour was cancelled yesterday afternoon and our team did make more than one attempt to contact you about this at that time... More
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Dragonfly4035
September 11, 2016|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Dragonfly, if a cruise or tour is cancelled due to weather or sea conditions, passengers are offered either a full refund or the choice to rebook on another day.
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