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The Rock Adventure Cruise
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The Rock Adventure Day Cruise - 6 Hours
Ranked #2 of 46 Tours in Paihia
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Owner description: The Rock Cruises Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay of Islands cruise in New Zealand. Come aboard and let the activities begin! an image Activities in the Bay of Islands don't get better than with the Rock Cruises. Our action-packed choice of 3 different adventure-filled Bay of Islands cruises are full of fun activities starting from only $118 per person! That includes fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, hiking, target shooting and star gazing. Of course, you can simply relax, drink in the stunning New Zealand scenery and enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that inhabits this unique region of Northland.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We joined a bunch of overseas visitors on this cruise and had a blast. Kiwis are missing out. We felt like we'd enjoyed a week long holiday in just 22 hours - came home feeling great. They do a fabulous job for tourists but it's just as much fun for us natives. We cannot recommend it more highly and we'll be back again. Don't just consider it - book, you truly will have the best time in such a short time and great memories for ever.

Thank Cara T
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"pool table"
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"target shooting"
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"great activities"
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"bioluminescent algae"
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"double room"
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"new zealand"
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"never a dull moment"
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"sea urchins"
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"overnight trip"
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"bbq dinner"
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"all ages"
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"friendly crew"
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"great hours"
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Every thing was awesome! would have liked a shower on day two. Staff extremely friendly and looked after children with respect and allergies with care and attention.

Thank electricwheel
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This overnight cruise is on an ex-car ferry converted into a houseboat. The accommodation is basic with limited storage, small showers and small toilets, but that's not why you go on a houseboat. The crew changes, but our crew were incredibly friendly and wonderful. The food is delicious and plentiful. There is chess and a pool table (with accessories). For activities there was, in order, paintball shooting, fishing, night kayaking (with a bit of information about the area), snorkelling and hiking. It is suitable for children over the age of seven. It is a very scenic trip, with wonderful opportunities for photography. The crew runs the activities, during which they encourage you to mingle with other passengers. Overall it is a fantastic journey. I would highly reccomend this to everybody.

Thank drsteward
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We (a family of four with two girls 11 and 8) had loads of fun on The Rock Adventure cruise. We loved the paintball (shooting at a fake duck tethered to the back of the boat), fishing, kayaking, hiking, snorkelling for sea urchins and general fun swimming off the boat. I enjoyed playing the piano (also a ukulele, recorder, guitars and other instruments available) and toasting marshmallows in the pot-bellied stove. The crew were friendly and informative and the food (dinner and breakfast included) was really tasty. For an awesome tour around this picturesque part of the world don't go past these guys. :o)

Thank Robyn S
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The crew were really friendly, fun and helpful. My friend and I were the only ones who joined the overnight cruise team on the second day morning but they made us feel welcomed and at home. I love the fact that all the equipment is provided and you get to do almost all the possible activities you can do there - kayaking, snorkeling, island walks and more. My friend and I wanted to do some fishing, should have done the overnight cruise! Got to taste really fresh sashimi just before we arrived in Paihia though :) Thank you for the awesome experience!!

Thank Carissahwang
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