Set off on a three hour Bay of Islands cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Enjoy the views from our catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.
According to Maori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!
Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise
Cruise the Bay of Islands in search of dolphins and whales. Get up close and personal to these amazing creatures with our low viewing decks, then swim with wild dolphins (optional extra) in the warmest waters in New Zealand. Dolphins are fascinating creatures, and in the Bay of Islands we are blessed with their presence all year round. This eco cruise gives you the chance to get into the water and swim with dolphins as they play in their natural environment (optional extra, conditions permitting). You'll also cruise the many secluded islands of the Bay and gain an insight into this historically significant region.
The Bay of Islands region contains 144 islands, many with fantastic walking and snorkelling opportunities. Island Adventurer can get you to these pristine spots. Enjoy spectacular island scenery and walks with views that will leave you breathless.
Come on board the Island Adventurer and discover the rugged seaward side of the Bay of Islands with its sheer cliffs and caves, as well as the sweeping sandy beaches of the inshore islands.Explore the hidden caves, lagoons and sheer rock cliffs. Island Adventurer is purpose built to land passengers directly onto the beach.
Keep an eye out for wildlife during your cruise, as you visit a gannet colony and learn about the area's juvenile hammerhead shark nursery.