Bay of Islands Water Taxi
Bay of Islands Water Taxi
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
We specialize in Cape Brett walking track transfers, personalized tours throughout the Bay of Islands and the Hole in the Rock. Our Skipper is an owner in this world reknown attraction so are able to give you a very intimate historical and cultural experience in the Cathedral and through the Hole itself. Learn the spiritual significance of the area like no other tour operator can offer
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Wilma B
Whangarei, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We walked to Cape Brett and got the water taxi out the next day. Due to our large group they had to do two trips. Bob and his mate were punctual and friendly. They took us to hole in the rock and also slowed down to tell us historical points of interest along the way.
They day before they took my husband to Deep Water Cove as he was not doing the long leg of the walk. My husband said Louise was great to communicate with prior to taking him. We also used BOI water Taxi in 2020 and were happy with our experience. Great guys. Great company. 10/10
Written 18 March 2024
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Paula and Trevor Kalkhoven
Whangarei, New Zealand16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We took the taxi from Cape Brett lighthouse back to Rawhiti, the trip was organised the week before as we were returning from the Cape Brett walk.
The taxi needed 2 trips for our large group, they were on time, friendly and well organised. The boat was very good and able to carry us all safely and quickly to our destination. Our skipper and his mate were a very good example of young people leading the way in business and customer service. They were helpful and also very knowledgeable about the area. They slowed several times along the way to point out historical and tourist items.
At the end there was Eftpos available in the office and again the service was quick and very pleasant.
I really can't recommend this service more highly, keep up the good works guys.
Written 16 March 2024
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Aroha
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Highly recommend booking your water taxi with Bob and Louise. Clear communication with Louise prior to starting our tramp. Bob shared local information and history whilst on the boat. Hope to book with them again
Written 3 January 2024
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Demi N
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The company we originally booked with to pick us up from Deep Water Cove cancelled at the last minute but luckily we were able to organise for Bob to come collect us (saving us a 12km hike back to our car). Despite the huge swells the trip felt very safe and Bob provided very good chat along the way. Extremely grateful that they agreed to make a third trip out to get us!
Written 19 November 2023
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Rena
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Do not use this company- Louise & Bob, a nightmare to deal with & ripped us off!

I had a confirmed booking for a group of 9 people. Just two days prior to us leaving they cancelled this confirmed booking because they got a better offer.
After explaining that its too late for me to cancel the groups travel & non-refundable accom etc for 9 people (which would be a big expense to loose) they proceeded to accuse me of not being flexible and txt'd me that my trip is not important & does not compare to the last minute work they cancelled my booking for.
We ended up sorting a very late time to get taxi'd out which they threatened to not take us at all.
They also falsely advertise; if it is a shared booking then you pay per person...... We had a shared booking with a different group of 10 which we helped load them & there bags onto the taxi........ Louise argued this was not a shared booking & charged us $300 for two people!........ not sure what would qualify as a shared booking if this shared booking did not.
They also lied saying they own the public land we parked on & charged us for parking on this public land. When we advised we knew this was public land, they then proceeded to make up a weak story about "a break in to a car last night" to charge us for parking on public land.
They definitely do not poses the typical good old kiwi qualities & I would advise to steer well clear of using them!
Written 15 January 2023
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I take umbrage to you calling us liars, out of the 10's of thousands of people we have transported around our rohe you would have been the most difficult, unwilling and rudest person we have ever had on our boat. You were well aware of ALL costs you were required to pay and you agreed on them, the only thing that we asked you to alter due to unforeseen circumstances (unpaid actually) was your pick up time and we gave you 2 options, if you had of been so concerned about your 6 hour drive home you would have taken the earlier time that we offered you, but no you were unwavering to try to make things work for all of us, until the point where I told you that your trip was fast becoming not worth the hassle. You agreed to pay for secure parking, and yes, we did have an incident the night before where a car alarm was set off, had your car been tampered with I'm sure you would have held us responsible, even though at that stage you had not paid a cent for any part of your trip. Unlike the city areas we do not have the luxury of the Council coming here to keep our beaches clean and tidy, so guess who mows, cleans, tidies and provides seating and tables there?, we do, so the small fee you and others pay for secure parking goes a long way to helping pay for that, I won't even bother to go in to the "stolen land", "wrongfully taken" and "legislated away from us", spiel, because you wanted to remain ignorant that day and I would say nothing has changed. It seems your review is based on an emotional backlash of anger because you requested that we pay you compensation due to a time change and I said no and then you still had to pay for secure parking, all of the things you had initially agreed to. One good takeaway for us for the future though that you have taught us is that once we get a feel for difficult, rude and high maintenance passengers we will just say no!
Written 30 March 2023
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Sam Jones
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
I was part of a group that was picked up from Cape Brett today and had the best experience. I am very grateful to have been shown the hole in the rock, korero of the local knowledge, let us sing our own waiatas, last minute booking too so we appreciate that too. Nga Mihi
Written 22 January 2022
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Conor wilson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
A really great experience, good value and an informative and enjoyable trip run by lovely people. Would thoroughly recommend it.
Written 27 December 2021
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Rachyl Edge
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Accomodation and water taxi service both absolutely incredible! Communication, advice, support and kindness did not go unnoticed. Definitely would recommend this accomodation and water taxi. Great family friendly environment and great historical knowledge shared. The only people/locals that showed interest in helping us in regards to the Cape Brett walk. Thank you for having us Louise & Bob! Mandy, Rachyl and Polly (Cape Brett) xx
Written 27 September 2021
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OretiNZ
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Really appreciated Louise's help in organizing Cape Brett walk and access. Stayed in their accommodation the night before departing and got water taxi pick up at Deep Cover. Accommodation clean and tidy and good value. Taxi arrived on time. Thank you!
Written 21 June 2021
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traveller200203
Auckland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Bob and Louise helped us in organising a group walk along the Cape Brett trail, and arranged an excellent local guide to accompany us to the peak of Rakaumangamanga who provided details of the history of the area. Bob took us all to Cape Brett on a beautiful morning and gave a very interesting commentary on the way. He made us all feel very welcome and comfortable in his boat. After the walk Bob picked us up at Deepwater Cove and returned us to Rawhiti. I highly recommend this water taxi service as Bob and Lousie provide an excellent service.
Written 9 April 2021
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