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Explore Group

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Paihia, New Zealand
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About Explore Group
Looking for a unique way to see the Bay of Islands? Well look no further. The team at Explore Group – Bay of Islands are the ready to show you the best of what Northland has to offer. Our staff are incredibly proud of their backyard and their passion and experience is really what sets us apart. Explore Group is locally owned and managed, with a strong family connection to the Bay of Islands spanning multiple generations. We are a multi-award winning company, recognised for commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism in the local community and wider New Zealand. We look forward welcoming you onboard for one of our unique experiences in amazing places.
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freedreamz wrote a review Jul 2022
Whakamaru, New Zealand148 contributions25 helpful votes
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Awesome trip, shame the weather wasn’t on our side to get out to the hole in the rock, did see dolphins which is a bonus. Stopped at urupukapuka for a beautiful lunch. Staff were great, captain was exceptional ( he paid me to say that … joke) very informative about the bay of islands history and and awesome driver getting the boat turned between waves and getting us back safely.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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NapierAro wrote a review May 2022
napier471 contributions104 helpful votes
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We decided to do the trip with Explore it to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. It was a great choice. The ferry itself was very comfortable and clean with great personable communication from the Master about the history of the islands along with information about the marine life We loved our time on the island and coming into the winter season, we were able to walk to bays that we had to ourselves. Reasonable food available from the cafe there, this made a very relaxing day out.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Annette A wrote a review Apr 2022
Campbelltown, Australia1664 contributions114 helpful votes
Great day out with a friendly crew & fantastic boat. Enjoyed seeing all the scenery with a good commentary along the way which kept everyone interested and informed. Highly recommend a day out with this company.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Erin wrote a review Apr 2022
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Originally had a half day dolphin discovery tour that we switched at last minute for the ocean adventure… such a great decision, Blair was a fantastic Captain and even though we are locals it was great to learn something new about the Bay. Really cool trip! Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Michael S wrote a review Apr 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Comfortable boat & knowledgeable and low key humour commentary by Taylor (not Andy) was uncertain that we would get to hole in the rock but a surprisingly smooth ride and passage through “The Hole” nice visit to Urapukapuka (did I spell it right?) where you can swim, cafe or do some stunning walks.
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