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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

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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...more
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As this was the only trip available to us, we took it although we didn't want to swim with the dolphins - however we found out that this extra anyway. The 2 members of the crew were very knowledgeable and gave a good commentary during...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked this tour with5 persons, and came 'late' aboard, therefore we had to sat downstairs. ;-( But after starting the tour, the frontdeck was opened for passengers. We had front row places, and had the best view onboard! No on deck 2 or 3,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan-Pieter R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a cost-effective fun-filled day with lunch included! Our coach driver and guide Tahi was amazing - he sang, knew history and cool facts about things we saw, shared his knowledge of Maori language and culture, and made the trip fun with his humour....More

Thank poltor
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I did this tour in early March this was a really enjoyable day tour with an excellent driver/guide Tania, was nice to relax and enjoy the scenery not having to drive plenty of stops along the way highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Canterburyleisure
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very enjoyable afternoon cruising around the Bay of Islands, hunting for dolphins. We did see some and up close too. However we were not able to swim with them and it seems this is pretty common; however the extra fee for swimming...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MRLC73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great value for a 4 hr cruise. Initially I thought “oh big boat, it’s going to be horrible” but it was fantastic. We got front seats on top deck - best spot, so be early in queue. Skipper was very knowledgeable about dolphins (yes, we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter_4825
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderful part of the world. Scenic and pristine. Lovely beach. Day trip out into the ocean among the islands terrific - swimming with the Dolphins ! Love Paihia. Free WIFi at the local Library in the little village in Williams St. Great tourist shopping...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 720jayb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our trip was wonderful. And there was special kindness when I dropped my glasses on Otehei Island and they were retrieved for me and returned to Pahia where i was staying... saving me many $$$$! Many thanks to all the staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dgtrains2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine grew up taking the Cream boat and recommended we check it out on our trip here. This is a more commercialized trip of the bay of islands, however, we thought it was very well done. Tammy was our captain and she...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Heathertster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started on a nice, sunny day. Everything was well organized and we even saw dolphins. The crew was nice and allowed everyone to have a good view of the dolphins. Everything was as described. In retrospect, I do not know if I would do...More

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Soni B
20 October 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
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
12 September 2016|
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Response from westendgaz | Reviewed this property |
It's a big boat that can take a lot of bad weather. That's why they run all year while the other tour companies close down for winter. It was a wet and windy day when we went out, but you really didn't notice it on such a... More