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Ocean Adventure - Fast Boat to Hole in the Rock

Experience one of the newest trips in the Bay of Islands with a healthy dose of exhilaration and fun!


  • Experience the open-air thrill of this new purpose-built boat travelling to the Hole in the Rock
  • Visit Cape Brett and the iconic Hole in the Rock – travelling through the hole when conditions permit
  • Enter Cathedral Cave when conditions allow
  • Cruise among the 144 islands with a skipper commentary
  • Stop for photo and video opportunities to view different wildlife

On board this new vessel, we’ll depart on this fast-track experience through the iconic Bay of Islands stopping at points of interest and keeping an eye out for a range of seabirds and wildlife along the way.

You’ll also get to visit the world-famous Hole in the Rock situated at the end of Cape Brett Peninsula, as well as cruising through the breath-taking 114 islands area.

Join the team on board Ocean Adventure for this phenomenal way to explore the Bay of Islands.

Adult $120.00
Child $60.00

What's included

  • Life jackets and Wet Weather Jackets Provided.
  • Skipper Commentary


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • Check in 30 mintutes prior to departure at the Explore Office - corner of Marsden and Williams Roads, Paihia.


  • Not suitable for children under 5 years.

    Passengers must be of a height greater than 150cm

    Passenger must not exceed a weight of 120kg

    Passengers who are pregnant must not attempt this cruise.

    Passengers who have back issues should not attempt this cruise.


  • Russell passengers will need to travel to Paihia for this departure and safety briefing as required by Maritime Law.

  • Child price applies to ages 5-15 years.

    This adventure involves travelling across open ocean, at times there may be rough sea, all medical conditions affected by sudden movements including back ailments and pregnancy must be disclosed before departure.

    Discount bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable.

Available Bookings from July 03 to July 09

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  • Adult$90.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$60.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Susan Carey from Australia wrote on 14 January 2020

A great family trip

Had a great time, driver was very friendly and had so much local knowledge. Thanks for a wonderful day!

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Paul Sole from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2021


The trip was good but some speakers weren’t working and so we were unable to hear any of the commentary on the rich history in the area:(

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Denise Williams from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021


Blair was our driver & explained everything along the way great knowledge very informative, quite choppy along the way but Blair handled that Would recommend this to adults great experience

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jainamk from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2021

Speed boat experience

It was really nice and memorable journey. Me and my friends had lots of fun same as great boat experience in sea.

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pravineshk from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2021

Awesome Experience

This is got to be the best way to experience hole in the rock.. Really enjoyed it..

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