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Address: Paihia Wharf Building, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 8180
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Bay of Islands New Zealand - The 26 seat catamaran Mack Attack will take...

Bay of Islands New Zealand - The 26 seat catamaran Mack Attack will take you on a 1.5 hour exhilarating open air boat trip from Paihia, Bay of Islands all the way out to the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. Conditions permitting, the boat will go all the way through the Hole and also right into the beautiful Cathedral Cave.

Please see our website for further information.

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fun ride to the hole in the rock and Cathedral Cave!

Very nice trip! Friendly and knowledgeable staff ! Will recommended to anyone who doesn't want to go with 200 people on the ferries!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2015
dMartinezg
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Auckland
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Very nice trip! Friendly and knowledgeable staff ! Will recommended to anyone who doesn't want to go with 200 people on the ferries!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Boat ride to the hole in the rock was amazing. Good music to kick off and nice wakes to get some air time. Was definitely a different experience for me while visiting the bay of islands and it was definitely worth it.

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Hi Mario, thank you for the very nice review. You made our day. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable staff made this two and a half hour jet boat ride fun and full of relevant and interesting information as we moved from island to island along this enchanting coast. The skipper chatted easily with passengers and the desk staff were professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and we even saw a pod of dolphins along the... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and the endorsement of our staff. We are very lucky to have Mieke and Jason as part of our small team so it is neat to have you recognize them. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience - and it is always special to have dolphins come and visit. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Excellent trip out to Cape Brett. We went through the hole in the rock twice as we were unable to go into Cathedral Cave due to divers but still an awesome trip. It also gives you a peep at the islands & different bays. Jason the skipper was very good & also stopped so we could watch the dolphins. Brilliant... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Very nice of you to take the time to review us. We are really happy you enjoyed the trip out to the Cape and experienced the added bonus of the curious dolphins. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

As we only arrived in Paihia on Easter Saturday & wanted to see the Hole in the rock we booked this trip on Mack Attack & we're not disappointed. Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. Skipper Jason very informative as was the lady in the booking office. Thank you to you all from a couple of Poms!!... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Hi Jan and Andy! We loved having you with us - you were great fun to take out on the trip. Jason and Mieke have seen your review and pass on their regards and sincere thanks. More 

Christchurch
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127 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Great trip out to the heads. Boat was able to go through hole in rock plus enter cathedral cove. Fabulous scenery and guide who told us lots of information and stories about the area and islands. Fastish boat (2.5hrs). Saw stingrays and other wildlife. Take sunglasses.

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Thanks Kirstyjane, we very much appreciate your taking the time to review us and we're happy you got to see some of the beautiful wildlife in the Bay. More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

What a great fine this is, a great way to quickly see so much of the bay of islands, hole in the rock, cathedral cove. Loved the fast boat ride, very smooth, saw dolphins and the whole trip was a real highlight of our holiday. Can't recommend this enough, really easy to book and it was simply fantastic. Thank you... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are glad to hear you had a great time on our boat. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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127 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Mack -Attack is a great fast & safe way to get out into the Bay of Islands & the Hole in the Rock ,Richard is a very experienced skipper with lots of local knowledge to share with all. The boat itself rides very well across the swells & waves flexing nicely as is fibre glass rather than alloy. I have... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, General Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Hi Richard - thanks for the endorsement! More 

Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

A must do if you enjoy speed boats and waves. We were given rain coats but expect to get wet. An absolute blast. The destination of the hole in the rock was interesting to see. On the way back seals raced along side of us.

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1 Thank Linda S
MackAttackPaihia, Public Relations Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us Linda. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself. Yes, sometimes you will get a bit wet - we can't guarantee you'll come back with the same hairstyle as when you went out! More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Last minute decision for us to go on this as our 4 hour tour of the islands with another company was postponed. I was a bit apprehensive as I don't really like fast moving machinery but teenage daughter talked me into it. So glad she did - this ride was a highlight of our holiday. Water was a bit choppy... More 

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MackAttackPaihia, Public Relations Manager at Mack Attack, responded to this review

What a lovely review you have given us - much appreciated! Great point about taking a Go Pro. We've seen some incredible footage people have taken with those. The video on the homepage of our website was taken using a Go Pro - some cool underwater footage in that. More 

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