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“Rock the Boat NZ”

The Rock Adventure Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Rock Cruises Get on the The Rock NZ boat for the most action-packed Bay of Islands cruise in New Zealand. Come aboard and let the activities begin! an image Activities in the Bay of Islands don't get better than with the Rock Cruises. Our action-packed choice of 3 different adventure-filled Bay of Islands cruises are full of fun activities starting from only $118 per person! That includes fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, hiking, target shooting and star gazing. Of course, you can simply relax, drink in the stunning New Zealand scenery and enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that inhabits this unique region of Northland.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This overnight trip is great fun and well worth doing, particularly if travelling in a large group. The cruise includes fishing, paintballing, night kayaking and day kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and heaps of laughs. The crew are all really friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic and small, with sets of bunk beds in, but more than fine for the one nights sleep. The only downside is the generator gets switched off at around 10pm on the boat meaning that getting to bed can be difficult in the darkness and when switche back on at 7am you get a noisy wake up call. The bay of islands is beautiful and if you are lucky enough to have a sunny day it makes for some incredible photos. The main thing about this cruise is that it is what you make it; if you engage in activities and have a laugh and aren't afraid to meet new people then you will have an amazing time. But if you aren't up to give things a go then this probarbly isn't for you.

4  Thank Charlie G
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The most amazing thing I did on my month trip to New Zealand. The staff was amazing, the boat and rooms clean, and there was always something to keep us occupied. One of the best things is meeting people from all over the world. Swimming, snorkeling, target shooting, night kayaking, and the list goes on. If you are in Northern NZ, this is a MUST!

1  Thank TheJills
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Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

I did this on Wednesday and had the best time! In the space of 22 hours I did three things I have never done before! The guys were so great and got everyone joining in but no pressure to if you didn't want to! It was such a great couple of days. If there's one thing you do while in New Zealand it should be this, without a doubt!!

1  Thank Beeb93
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

I have been in New Zealand for awhile now and finally got to go on the overnight cruise, Rock The Boat, Bay of Islands on the North Island. Yep.... winter is in full force this year around the country but I must have done something right in a past life as the sun doth shined making our experience out there A-MAZE-ING!
However, just cause we had spectacular weather (we even snorkelled!!!) doesnt mean if it's overcast or even raining that your experienced will be dampened. It's the staff that make the experience and from the word go, they look after you so well and make sure your entertained from start to finish.
The Aussie duck shooting (it was a Tasmanian duck... it's ok people, it's plastic!) to fishing for snapper (or eel in our case), snorkelling for kina (NZ sea urchin) to tasting it....night kayaking, walks and views from atop of one of the 144 Islands to just chillin' out by the fire.... there is always something to do! The rooms are comfy, the meals are delicious and the views, no matter what the weather, are stunning.
Well worth a trip out of the main tourist hot spots....get up to the Bay and really experience the Bay of Islands with ROCK THE BOAT

1  Thank Tara R
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

We really enjoyed our trip on the Rock. The activities were great (we went in May so I thought it would be too cold to snorkel and kayak, but everyone got into the spirit of it!)..saw phosphorescence in the water at night, just magic! The staff were all lovely, very attentive and professional and good for a chat! Comfortable double room, great to wake up with a water view. Fantastic value for money. We will definitely be recommending this trip to others!

1  Thank Lauren V
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