Island Getaway Tours
Island Getaway Tours
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Climber43423497015
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We just want to say a massive thank you to Island getaways, we have experienced the most fabulous time aboard your boats and tours this past week. In particular, we wish to thank Nicola who is an absolute asset to your business. She taxi’d us out to our wedding on Wednesday, and she provided the best experience for us. What a lovely lady, she is. She took the time to laugh with us, joke with us, and get to know us on a first name basis. We also went on a tour to the hole in the rock as well this week and she makes an amazing to a guide. We went on different tours this week, with different companies and Island getaways was the best experience yet. If you are looking for a carefree and fun time around the Bay of Islands, we would highly recommend using this company above all others. Thanks again Nicola, you are a lovely lady. We look forward to catching up again next time we are here. Kindest regards, Brooke Jonny, and our four children.If
Written 10 March 2024
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Kerry M
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
"The Hole in the Rock" cruise with 2 island stopovers was awesome. Adam & Blue were so friendly, informative and helpful, they were just terrific. We had a stopover on Roberton Island and the walk to the top of the lookout provided stunning views of the island and coastline. Passing through the hole in the rock was thrilling and then we had an hour to snorkel or swim. We were also lucky to see pods of dolphins, fairy penguins and huge schools of fish.Such a great day.
Written 26 February 2024
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Tim H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We picked this trip as boat called in at 2 islands, as well as visiting hole in rock. Fantastic crew, really friendly, great commentary. Captain stopped so we could see small blue penguins, and dolphins came right up to the boat. We even had a talk about sea urchins just before we got on boat to return to paihia/Russell. Really recommend this trip
Written 22 February 2024
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Richard C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My 4th trip to Hole in the Rock since the first way back in the nineties. This was the best by far.
A smaller vessel and it felt personalised from our warm New Year's day welcome, right through to our return to Paihia wharf.
The opportunity to leave the vessel was our highlight. An hour to chill on the beach, while others snorkelled and swam. If only I'd remembered to pack my swimming gear.
Commentary at different parts on our trip was informative, especially when dolphins and other wildlife were spotted.
A highly recommended trip - well done team!
Written 1 January 2024
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Linda K
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We went on the Bay of Islands boat trip to the hole in the rock. Adam and his crew were incredible, so helpful and friendly. They offered us blankets in case we were cold, although it was a warm sunny day, but early in the season. We were taken to Roberton island and the views were incredible, we also stopped at a conservation island where you could swim and there was a cafe serving good food. Whilst there the crew gave out food for the fish and there were lots of them and a Pied Shag diving for the fish. We went to the Hole in the Rock which is was exciting and even more so as Adam decided the conditions were safe and sailed through it. You know you are in safe hands if someone can do that! The whole experience couldn’t have been better and I highly recommend it especially as it’s such good value
Written 6 November 2023
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Hi Linda, thank you for leaving a review and sharing your beautiful photos! We are happy that you enjoyed your time exploring the islands with Adam and our amazing crew!
Written 6 December 2023
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Alma DR
Napier, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was wonderful to be out on the crystalline Bay of Islands water in sunny weather. Along with friendly, informative crew it was a great way to spend the morning.
Written 6 October 2023
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Thank you Alma for you review! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us in the Bay of Islands.
Written 6 December 2023
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GrandTour64340004066
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This 4.5 hour cruise out to the Hole in the Rock was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Stops to get off at Motuarohia Island and the climb to the Lookout returned incredible views across the Bay of Islands. The weather was calm enough this day to drive through the hole in the rock! The second stop off was to Otehei Bay for an hour to have lunch and stretch the legs. The guides were only polite and very nice to talk with, always looking out for their customers while on the very comfortable boat. Would recommend this tour to anyone coming through the Bay of Islands.
Written 6 October 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy that you enjoyed island stop-overs and spending time with our crew!
Written 6 December 2023
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Robyn H
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A fabulous 4.5 hour cruise from Paihia to the Hole in the Rock, stopping at Roberton island for a walk up to the lookout . Amazing views. We sailed through the Hole in the Rock, viewed the lighthouse and keepers house. The crew were very friendly & knowledgeable of the local area. The tour was really enjoyable.
Written 27 August 2023
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Thank you Robyn for leaving a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed spending time with the crew, and hearing about the local history.
Written 6 December 2023
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Valerie T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This tour is phenomenal… our skipper and co skipper were lovely and super experienced and very knowledgeable about local history with a deep family connection to the area. We hit some rough seas as we had a high wind day but always felt safe. The scenery is stunning and the time frame provides an immersive experience. The 2 stop offs were fabulous and I would definitely come back to do this in the summer. Support a local family business. Well worth it !
Written 9 July 2023
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Hi Valerie, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are happy you enjoyed spending the day with some of our local crew and hopefully we can welcome you back onboard again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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Ngaizone
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Great friendly team on board provided a fantastic service. Awesome scenery, saw dolphin, snorkeled, tried kina on the beach and a lovely cuppa after our walk to Cook's lookout. Highly recommend.
Written 15 March 2023
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Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed seeing some of our local wildlife as much as we do!
Written 6 December 2023
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