Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours
4.5
Swim with DolphinsBoat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingDay Trips
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands offers Northland’s most comprehensive range cruises and tours. The Fullers name has been synonymous with cruises in the Bay of Islands since 1886. Today the passionate and knowledgeable local team are proud to showcase the wonders of the region including cruises to the famous “Hole in the Rock”, dolphin watching and Island Adventure cruises plus day tours to the Hokianga, Kerikeri, Russell and Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach.
Paihia, New Zealand
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Paul A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stunning day trip taking in the Bay of Islands with the Hole in The Rock, Otehei Bay and many other islands. Sighted dolphins and flying fish

Skipper Kate was a charming and very funny host in addition to showing of her skills to get us through the hole in choppy water was incredible
Written 14 March 2024
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Cam096
Auckland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Fabulous tour, great commentary and stunning views. Get to see many islands, Inc' stopping at one, plus the hole in the rock. Heartedly recommend.
Written 13 March 2024
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Climber43423497015
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We have spent a week here in the Bay of Islands. We’ve been on multiple guides and tours, with other competitor companies and we have had the most remarkable time. The service we have received has been absolutely second to none….. until, we jumped aboard Fuller Great Sites ferry to Otehei Bay today. Wow, what a difference in the culture and overall service from the staff. Their staff have bad attitudes, and come across very pushy and rude. When we docked at Otehei Bay wharf to get off the ferry, my partner and I realized how beautiful the view was from the rear of the boat. We patiently waited for all passengers to pass us, so we could get off last and take a quick photo of the view (we are talking approximately 3 seconds to get the photo) and people before us were still vacating anyway. We were abruptly told by the man who loudly said “Hurry up, there are at least 100 people waiting to get on this boat”. As I said, not all passengers were yet off the boat before us anyway, so we were not holding anyone up. His rudeness was not necessary. I told him that we have paid alot of money to be on this boat (over $280 for our family to be exact) and if I want to get a quick photo, I’ll get a photo. We don’t come everyday, and it’s our first experience here, your staff should be better at making people feel welcome. They are in hospitality and tourism, it’s literally their job. It is our first time travelling with your company, and it was a bad experience purely because of the treatment by your staff. Also the female staff members who proceeded to “laugh out loud” at me in front of other passengers, after me telling them I don’t come here everyday and wanted a photo. We previously used the company called Island Getaways for the last few days, and I must say that their service was brilliant! The staff walked around and chatted to the passengers, really got to know us (some of them on first name basis) and made us feel welcome and at home, they allowed us to take photographs. Etc as much as we wanted despite being also full with passengers. They were always super friendly. We highly recommend them if you are looking for a perfect day, full of laughs and perfect hospitality. For such a large company, Fuller Great Sights, it would be expected that you would be far better dealing with tourists than what you were with us today. We are actually Kiwis experiencing tourism in our own country, and your customer service was rude.
Written 10 March 2024
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Kia ora, Thank you for your post. Unfortunately Fullers GreatSights and GreatSights are not the same company even with a similar name. Could you please remove the review from this listing. Kind regards, Anna and the team at GreatSights
Written 18 March 2024
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John G
Saint Georges-super-Ely, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The captain’s enthusiasm on our 8.30 cruise was contagious. Commentary was informative and amusing, we got to go through the hole in the rock (not guaranteed!), and even though we were behind schedule he stopped for 10 minutes when some dolphins turned up.
The crew couldn’t have tried harder to make it a good day out
Written 8 March 2024
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AvanteAlways
Australia48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I booked this tour to the hole in the rock as it says in their brochure you could swim and snorkel. I was told by the booking agent that all the tours were the same. There was another company that did snorkelling and mentioned they supplied the gear. However with this company there was no snorkelling, and when I questioned it with one of the staff when we arrived on the island, I was told that they didn’t do snorkelling tours.
Also at the island stop , for lunch, you could only go and sit at the tables , under the shade ,if you were buying at the expensive cafe, and there was a large sign stating you could not bring your own food to that area, so we were left to find somewhere to sit on the ground.
They should take the snorkelling out of the brochure , since the staff say they don’t do it.
Written 2 March 2024
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Kia ora, Thank you for your post. Unfortunately Fullers GreatSights and GreatSights are not the same company even with a similar name. Could you please remove the review from this listing. Kind regards, Anna and the team at GreatSights
Written 18 March 2024
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Chris F
Cheshunt, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Outstanding half day cruise. Highlight of the holiday and memories that will last forever. The crew of Marty Debbie and Don were professional, knowledgable and friendly.
Written 23 February 2024
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Tracy E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were picked up at 7.15am and the tour lasted 11 hours. But those hours were fun, Informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide William Henley went above and beyond to make this tour absolutely memorable for all those lucky enough to have attended. From the delightful morning tea stop in Mangonui Harbour, the awesomeness that is Cape Reinga and the light house to sand boarding and us making a human pyramid in front of our bus. Willy said we were his bus whānau and that's exactly what he created within an hour of us boarding the coach.
I cannot recommend this tour enough - even if you have been to Cape Reinga before, I would say book up and go again because I bet you will have an absolute blast - just like the 30 passengers who spent 11 fantastic hours in the company of William Henley on the Great Sights Fullers Tour.
Written 11 February 2024
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Carla
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyable day in the Bay of Islands on the full day cream tour. The captain was very informative and gave us a great opportunity to see the wildlife in the area. Beautiful views of Cape Brett also.
Written 3 February 2024
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Peter A
Bournemouth, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We took the Fullers GreatSights one day coach tour from Paihia to 90 mile beach and Cape Reinga. It is a long day (11 hours) but there were plenty of breaks and it is really worthwhile. The scale of 90 mile beach is breathtaking, not just the size of the beach itself but the breakers which appear to almost go to the horizon. The bus was driven a good way along the beach before we stopped for sand boarding on the dunes and a paddle in the Tasman Sea. Later we drove to Cape Reinga and again there were some superb sights notably the meeting of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. According to Maori mythology the spirits of the dead leap off the headland on their journey to the afterlife and there was certainly something very spiritual about the whole site.
We were very fortunate to have Tahi Tate as our excellent driver. He is a proud Maori and brought the entire trip to life with anecdotes and tales particularly about his people. This really was a superb day and one of the highlights of our tour of New Zealand.
Written 29 January 2024
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Xante
Sheffield, UK1,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great trip, amazing skipper, fantastic weather. We had a really great time with a very competent and knowledgeable skipper.

We can thoroughly recommend this trip.
Written 20 January 2024
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