Explore Group - Discover the Bay

Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Visit the Hole in the Rock and encounter dolphins!


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See for yourself the spectacular scenery that the beautiful Bay of Islands has to offer.

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On the 'Discover the Bay' tour, you'll view the iconic Hole in the Rock, see marine wildlife, visit the stunning Otehei Bay and explore Urupukapuka Island.

The 'Discover the Bay' tour includes:
A local expert Nature Guide
Scenic cruising among the 144 islands in the safe hands of our experienced skipper.
Lifetime Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee - we guarantee viewing marine mammals, including dolphins and whales over 90% of the time
Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it!
Visit our Conservation Centre and learn about our efforts with island conservation.


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Physical address

Explore Group - Discover the Bay, Cnr Marsden & Williams Rds, Paihia, Northland, 0200, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am-5.30pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
it takes about 20-30 min by car to get to the Kerikeri Airport from Paihia
Proximity to coach terminal:
located at the Paihia Wharf which is where we depart from
Proximity to town:
we are located in the town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $149.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES
Japanese YES YES

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