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Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
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Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands
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Explore Group - Bay of Islands is a Unique way to see the Bay of Islands and the Far North, Explore Amazing places one board our vessels, coaches and yachts. Experience the Bay is a quality environment, we take smaller groups so that you have the best experiences that can be offered in the Bay of Islands & Far North. Travel with Explore Group - Bay of Islands for a Unique Amazing Experience. Discover The Bay - The best way to see the Bay of Islands and all its aspects, from on board nature guides, Dolphins, Birdlife, Hole in the Rock, Island Stop-over and a Buffet Lunch included. Dolphin Discovery - Love dolphins? Come with us on a 4hr journey in search of the popular bottlenose dolphins and other marine life, with the chance to swim with the dolphins should conditions permit. Hole in the Rock Experience - On a budget? This is a great way to see the Bay of Islands and experience the unique amazing Hole in the Rock with the option of an island stop over.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic day right from the time we booked. Myself and my 4 year old went and we both had an amazing time 😊The highlight of the day had to be the dolphins close up. Fantastic friendly crew and yummy dinner. One of the best trips...More

Thank Chenin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise to the Hole in the Rock and Otehei Bay. Delicious lunch and friendly staff all round.

Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bay of Islands put on a beautiful sunny day for us yesterday. The office staff were great in Paihia and helpful when I asked where to park (next bay round is not limited to 4 hours so we parked there and walked back around...More

Thank Pachewychomp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of bay of Islands, including a bbq lunch. Staff were friendly and helpful. We didn’t get to see any dolphins but still enjoyed the day enormously.

Thank Fusspot100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 1/2 day cruise. Boat well set out windows opened right back terrific for uninterrupted views for taking photos. Only two thirds full so plenty room and easy to move around. Able to get onto deck too. Guides knowledgeable and friendly. Stop over at Otehei...More

Thank Kerrie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a hole in the rock tour but it was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, so we got upgraded to another one with no hassles we explored the ocean and found dolphins got taken to an island and had an exquisite bbq lunch a walk...More

Thank jenniek68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome day out with explore on a trip to hole in the rock and BBQ dinner on an island. Absolutely amazing day. This picture is taken inside the rock looking back.

Thank kw2622
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I did the Discover the bay tour and it was amazing. We got on a comfortable large boat and set up to discover the different islands. Unfortunately the wind was too strong so we were unable to go to the whole in...More

Thank Mykaela91
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day out exploring the Bay of Islands with Explore. We booked on to our tour the night before and found the sales staff in the office to be extremely helpful, friendly and informative. They were also very up front about the...More

Thank Sophielinley
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We did the Discover the Bay tour with Explore and, even though it was overcast and a bit chilly outside (take your beanie!), we had a great time touring the islands, seeing the dolphins and going through the hole in the rock; this was topped...More

Thank Tracy S
ExploreGroup, Sales Executive - Bay of Islands at Explore, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Kia Ora Tracy, Thank you for your review, I have shared it all with the staff! We love what we do at Explore - Bay of Islands, and pleased to be able to share this amazing place with guests like yourself. Enjoy your travels through...More

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26 September 2016|
Response from MauriceBr | Reviewed this property |
Bay of Islands is a gorgeous area. 7 days might be too much. I do not know if whales will be there in November. Ask local people. Have a nice trip.
13 February 2016|
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Response from Trevor F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a booking kiosk near the corner of Williams and Marsden Roads Pahia. They take bookings for the various cruises and activities. The girls there are very friendly and helpful and assisted us to choose the best... More
28 October 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Our Bay of Islands cruises depart from Russell and Paihia. All the details are on our website. Search in Google for Explore Group Bay of Islands. Regards the Explore team.