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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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My girlfriend and I did the ‘Discover the Bay’ tour with the Explore group. From start to finish we had an absolutely fantastic day; the staff were amazing, boat really nice, and lunch incredible. Could not recommend the company more highly!
Our family of five cannot find fault with this tour. With 25 people on board ( as opposed to the 80+ squashing onto the Fullers boat) we loved this tour. Recommend you spend the little extra for this discovery tour as it includes a fantastic...More
Captain Felix and Prince Marty were brilliant making sure everyone was feeling well in the swell and getting us amongst the pod of dolphins who frolicked all around the boat. Lunch at Otehei Bay exceeded our expectations. Well worth the time and money
What a good decision to choose this outfit for our exploration of the bay of islands. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, comfortable vessel. We went out as far as the ‘hole in the rock’ and rode through it, twice. Lunch was provided on the largest...More
Went to this tour on 18th of September, Departed from Paihia. Staff was friendly and fun. They made a lot of jokes and kept us busy by helping them to find marine mammals. The reward was a chocolate bar! Unfortunately, due to the bad weather,...More
We went on a tour to Cape Regina with the driver Daniel who gave us such a great commentary (not too much and not too little). Cape Regina is just stunning and the stops on the way are great. I didn’t sand board due to...More
We enjoyed our cruise, although there were no dolphins, and it was too rough to go out to the famous hole in the rock. A pleasant cruise around the islands with good commentary, but the limited trip and the lack of wildlife was a bit...More
I booked this activity/cruise as a special thing to do to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was an absolutely wonderful trip in a most beautiful area. Relaxing, fun and informative. Wonderful to be able to stop for lunch on Urupukapuka Island and go for a...More
Being "boaties" we were so appreciative to have a beautiful calm day to go out to the "Hole in the Rock" at Paihia and go through the “hole” which is such an iconic site in the Bay of Islands. The crew on the boat were...More
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
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 cruise. Their prices are the same as going direct and I'm sure that they can give you the best information and recommendations to suit your requirements. They will provide you with the schedules, maps and can generally get you onto a cruise the same day. Hope you and your Mum enjoy the experience!