Bay of Island Hole in the rock cruise

This tour takes you by chartered vessel through the magnificent inner islands of the Bay teeming with a large variety of marine life. You may encounter dolphins, seals, fairy penguins and whales, though wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Board the catamaran and pass the historic towns of Paihia and Russell before entering the Bay of Islands channel where your catamaran will begin cruising to the Cape Brett Lighthouse. You will pass through the inner islands of the Bay to Motukokao Island and the famous Hole in the Rock. Here, the purpose-built vessel will negotiate the channel through the hole and to the magnificent Grand Cathedral Cave. Please note, the tour does not guarantee sailing through the Hole in the Rock if the sea is rough or there is a strong current.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Bay Of Islands

  • Activity Types

    Catamaran / Sailing

  • Experience Types

    Special Interest

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $139.99
    Children (12 & under) from $139.99

The magnificent Hole in the Rock is a photographer’s paradise. With an abundance of natural islands and secluded beaches, the Bay of Islands scenery is nothing short of spectacular.


Every effort will be made to sight marine wildlife, however, it cannot be guaranteed. Negotiating the channel through the Hole in the Rock is weather dependent and will not be undertaken in unsafe conditions. Vessels may vary To make your day as enjoyable as possible please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.