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Explore - Discover the Bay

Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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Great trip!

Amazing trip even though it was a cloudy day. Great commentary and service. Didn't manage to see... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Justine W
via mobile
Excellent value for money

We actually booked our trip through GrabOne and it was such good value for money. We booked the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
BackpackinBrit
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Explore the best of the Bay of Islands. Encounter diverse wildlife, spectacular scenery and the rich culture and history of the region. Be immersed in the story of the Bay…
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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+64 800 365 744

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip even though it was a cloudy day. Great commentary and service. Didn't manage to see marine mammals so got a free ticket to do the trip again. Lunch was fantastic in the most amazing g spot. Looking forward to bringing my family here...More

Thank Justine W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We actually booked our trip through GrabOne and it was such good value for money. We booked the 'Hole in the Rock' tour and had a fantastic time even in the rain and wind! We were lucky enough to see an unbelievable amount of dolphins...More

Thank BackpackinBrit
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Our Captain Andy and his crew were excellent. Knowledgeable and entertaining. The dolphin's were playfull and abundant and Andy gave us "heaps" of education about them and a generous amount of time for picture taking. The hole in the rock was a great site. We...More

Thank Deb R
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi, Deb R. Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your 'Discover The Bay' Tour. We hope the rest of you travels through NZ bring much wonder and awesome experiences. Kind Regards Explore Group Team.

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day. The boat was comfortable & not packed like sardines. Staff were friendly & a great commentary from the captain. We were lucky to find a pod of dolphins who performed beautifully for us with plenty of photo opportunities! Also seals! Due...More

Thank markgrey1978
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hi Markgrey1978, Thank you for taking the time to review you cruise. Those seals are awesome, we get quite a few as the cooler temperatures arrive. We also take pride in not packing you all in like sardines(who wants that!) Explore offers capped numbers on...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a morning Discover the Bay cruise with Explore. The captain and crew were great - friendly, informative and funny! Due to the rough seas we couldn't go through the Hole in the Rock, but we got very close so plenty of chances...More

Thank Sarah D
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hi Sarah D, Thank you for choosing Explore to travel the Bay of Islands, we are glad you got to experience the beautiful Urupukapuka Island, we also look forward to seeing you again the future, the Marine Mammals gaurentee is for life time, so it...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

This half day tour out to the Hole in the Rock and then BBQ lunch at Otehei Bay was great and is a must. The crew on board were great. The Captain was very knowledgeable and we were luckily and found a pod of dolphins....More

Thank LenSydneyAustralia
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Kia Ora! Wow awesome photos! I love the one of the Hole in the Rock! Looks like a washing machine on this day! But glad you still got out to see it. The dolphins are also really awesome to experience. Thank you for chooseing Explore...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Opted for a morning 4 hour excursion and right from the Go the staff were brilliant. Very warm welcome and the kids were kept really well entertained as we headed out into the Bays. We were lucky enough to be joined by a couple of...More

Thank BattleGroundsAberdee
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise, we are glad you had a great time. The crew all love what they do and love to share there back yard with visitors from all over the globe. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

A really great day in the Bay of Islands. We stopped to see dolphins swim close to the boat, sailed through the “Hole in the Rock” which was quite an experience, stopped off on an island where we had the provided BBQ which was very...More

Thank Steve R
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Kia Ora Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise. We are glad you enjoyed the jewel of the north Urupukapuka Island. Kind Regards, Explore Group Team.

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We sailed with Explore twice this week and couldn't fault a thing; the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and fantastic with our very young children. Our first trip was in brilliant sunshine and even though we didn't see dolphins, the beautiful scenery and yummy lunch...More

Thank missscales
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking time to review your cruise, some of the girls remember you awesome family, was a nice day out on the water! We hope your enjoy the rest of your holiday, and hope to see you back in Bay of...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A very special trip, great culturally sensitive commentary, weather was perfect, dolphins came out to play. Could not ask for more.

Thank Deborah v
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Discover the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip, we love the photos you posted. Again thank you for choosing Explore Group to explore the Bay of Islands.

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