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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

#3 of 33 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Paihia Features Animals
The Maritime Building | Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7421
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

GreatSights has a very great staff and the cruise was quite enjoyable. It was very sunny on that day but we unfortunately did not see any dolphins. The captain did his best though. I strongly advise you book the cruise directly through GreatSights, and do...More

1  Thank Aimi-Asia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this trip today. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and very flat on the seas which was an absolute blessing as I am terrified of boats. The crew were experienced and friendly and did not hesitate to answer questions or provide further help...More

Thank Lisa-lynx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it was just me reviewing this cruise, I would rate it low, only because it was extremely rough and I was seasick. (Not the cruise organisers fault) . They did warn us before we left however because we only had one day at Bay...More

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

Kia ora Chrissy, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't have a pleasant trip with us, it's a shame the conditions weren't in your favour! Hopefully you can come back and do it again. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise boat with awesome crew and wonderful captain who keeps you entertained at all times. Talking about history along the way helps you connect with the place. You will be lucky if you encounter dolphins (probably the best part of the cruise). Going through...More

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

Kia ora NavandNeetu, Thank you for sharing. We'd have to agree with you, our cruises are great for families of all sizes. We're glad you you enjoyed exploring the Bay with us! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blessed with a sunny day for this exhilarating tour. Bus pickup was on time and we started the day with a short 5 -10mins walk at the Kauri Forest (Nothing much, just a boardwalk into the bushes and learn about Kauri trees) before...More

Thank yEeVoNy25
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora yEeVoNy25, It's great to hear how much you enjoyed exploring the northernmost point of New Zealand. It sounds like you had a thrilling time with us, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tours, fantastic staff, so enthusiastic, they make you really enjoy the boat trip, the harbour and what there is to see in and around the blue waters of the bay. But........ who on earth approved those colours and designs of the boats????More

Thank Beat W
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Beat W, We're glad you enjoyed cruising with us and our lovely crew members. It's a shame you didn't like the design of our boats - they've been specially designed for maximum viewing and the blue colours reflect the natural environment we work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We delivered mail to a few islands, which started the tour off slowly, but a short while in, on a crisp and sunny winter day, we found a patch of dolphins! The crew was really great at providing facts of the dolphins while being respectful...More

Thank kshrinath26
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora kshrinath26, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's awesome to hear how much you enjoyed seeing a pod of dolphins and cruising through the Hole in the Rock. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome day! A nice tour around the bay to visit multiple island. Dolphin swimming was great! $30 extra totally worth it. You get a wetsuit, snorkeling stuff and flippers. After swimming we had a hot chocolate to heat up again. On the way back to...More

Thank Nicolaas B
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Nicolaas, Sounds like you really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Loved my day trip with fullers! We managed to see loads of dolphins and a humpback whale. The staff were so friendly and were genuinely excited about seeing the wildlife, which was so refreshing as many tour guides do not seem to have this anymore!...More

Thank Steph W
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Steph, Thanks for your feedback. Our crew still get excited every time they encounter wildlife! We're glad you enjoyed your cruise with us. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Seals! Birds! Superb Islands! Sail through the Hole! Picturesque lighthouse! This cruise got it all! We had a blast aboard the Dolphin Seeker for a great morning cruise! Thanks all!

Thank Robin_Laura
FullersGreatSights, Marketing Coordinator at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Kia ora Robin, It sure does sound like you had a blast! I'm glad you had a great day out with us, thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Isobel M
26 January 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
12 September 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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Carlie J
19 December 2015|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Hi Carlie, you'll have the same chance of swimming with dolphins on either cruise. Morning and afternoon cruises are both around four hours long. Swimming with dolphins is subject to the Department of Conservation's... More
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