Bay of Islands - Swim with Dolphins and visit Hole in the Rock

Looking for an unforgettable weekend in the Bay of Islands in the winter months? Why not book on’s “Hole in the Rock Discovery Cruise” combined with “Swim with the Dolphin Encounter” and get in on all the action up the winterless north?

Our experienced and knowledgeable crew will welcome you at the wharf in Paihia. There, they will take you on a journey that explores around the Bay’s 144 islands. The warm water in the Bay of Islands attracts lots of marine mammals such as dolphins and whales throughout the year. The crew will be actively looking out for them to ensure you don’t miss out on the action. Then the boat will cruise pass the Cape Brett Lighthouse before reaching the amazing Hole in the Rock and her guardian.

Looking for something more adventurous? Why not, join us and swim alongside the dolphins*. The warm water of the Bay of Islands is the perfect place to give this a try plus we will supply you with snorkels, masks, fins and wetsuits. Swim with them and see the abundance of marine mammals and wildlife the Bay of Islands is famous for. You will be travelling on a modern high speed luxury boat that is designed specifically for dolphin and whale watching and offers easy access to the water, hot showers and underwater cameras.

The cruise includes:

-          Visit the Hole in the Rock
-          Lifetime dolphin/whale viewing guarantee
-          Optional extra to swim with the dolphins when conditions allow ($30 swim fee)
-          Cruising among the 144 islands
-          Island stopover at Otehei Bay (morning cruise only)

The Dolphin Rock Cruise departs daily at 9am (4hr cruise including island stopover) and 1:30pm (3 hr cruise)

How to book

Please select the following in the booking form

From: Paihia
To: Swim with Dolph + Hole in the Rock Cruise – Bay of Islands
Date: [the date you want to head out for this wonderful adventure]
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*condition permitting

Customer Comments


A big thanks from a superannuitant.

-Elly Boundy

Keep it up

Keep up the cheap tickets and good service.
-Darren Hobson

Concept and value are great!

I thinks the concept and the value for money are great.
-JM Graves