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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A visit to the Bay of Islands has to include a trip to the hole in the rock. Along the way there is the opportunity to see dolphins and if very fortunate possibly a whale. The voyage is made by the helpful crew and entertaining...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only way to see the Bay of Islands properly is by travelling by boat, and the 3 hour tour we went on was great. A comfortable ride, witty yet informative commentary, and helpful staff made the trip a pleasure. In fact this trip gave...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grandt0urer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a great day out, but a big boat and 180 people, so very full. Couldnt not see dolphins as people would not share view. Did not really see seals. Hole in the rock amd Brett point lighthouse were worth the trip. We did...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful weather. Very soon into the 3 hour trip we slowed down to view lots of dolphins playing around our huge comfortable boat. The commentary was friendly and informative. The swell pounding through the 'Hole in the Rock' was exhilarating. Recommend this trip. Take hat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tashus_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well organised friendly efficient crew but squally conditions Made for huge waves not for faint stomachs! To be fair to the captain he did point out that conditions may be rough and anyone who wished to postpone or have a refund could do so. There...More

Thank James7001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ship was totally full. Every seat taken. The bay of islands is beautifull but to experience this surrounded bij 219 people is not relaxing. The hole in the rock is interesting. We were glad that the captain decided not to go through the hole.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beavisser12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic trip on a dolphin eco tour. Our two guides were fantastic, and while we were unable to swim with the dolphins, we had an interaction for around 20 minutes with 30+ dolphins swimming around the boat. After this, our captain motored...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rileymoore05
FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Rileymoore05, Thanks so much for your positive feedback - it's a treat to interact with dolphins, isn't it, even though swimming isn't always possible. We do hope you'll enjoy another day with us soon! Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really a ‘must do’ if you’re staying in Russell or Paihia. We saw common dolphins, bottle nosed dolphins, flying fish,and much more. The hole in the rock is quite stunning. The boat is comfortable and the commentary interesting. We boarded the boat at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 318barriel
FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora 318barriel, It sounds like you saw some fantastic wildlife, as well as the Hole in the Rock. Thanks for your recommendation and your advice for other travellers! Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this cruise, despite the rainy and windy conditions. The Captain of the vessel was very skilled st maneuvering the boat into tight quarters allowing the passengers great opportunities for splendid photos. The all female crew was great.

Date of experience: February 2019
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Itinerantnomads, It sounds as though you had a great day despite the weather - thanks for your positive review! Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the half day trip going to russell island and hole in the rock. Also saw some dolphins. A beautiful day for the trip the colors of the oceans was blue and sky blue sky, enjoyed thoroughly. Passing through the hole in the rock...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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FullersGreatSights, Marketing at Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora lokendras611, It's great to hear you had a such a beautiful day with us and enjoyed the service from our staff! All the best for your future travels, Amanda and the team at Fullers GreatSights

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Soni B
21 October 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Soni, sadly we no longer stop at Otehei Bay, our new four hour Hole in the Rock cruise stops at a secluded island that we'll pick on the day of your cruise. I'm sorry we don't offer swimming with dolphins on this... More
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Isobel M
26 January 2017|
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Response from FullersGreatSights | Property representative |
Kia ora Isobel, I'd like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced today. Your tour was cancelled yesterday afternoon and our team did make more than one attempt to contact you about this at that time... More
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Dragonfly4035
12 September 2016|
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Response from westendgaz | Reviewed this property |
It's a big boat that can take a lot of bad weather. That's why they run all year while the other tour companies close down for winter. It was a wet and windy day when we went out, but you really didn't notice it on such a... More
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