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The Rock Adventure Cruise

Marsden Rd | Paihia Wharf Building, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7796
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Our highlight in New Zealand!

We did the "Rock the Boat" tour as part of a Topdeck 18 day tour. It was definitely the highlight... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Galway, Ireland
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Best cruise: Rock the Boat

Perfect weather, awesome crew, brilliant views, great activities, delcious food, well stocked bar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Marsden Rd | Paihia Wharf Building, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7796

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the "Rock the Boat" tour as part of a Topdeck 18 day tour. It was definitely the highlight of our trip! Even in winter, we had the chance to catch fish, spot amazing wildlife, kayak in a phosphorescent bay, snorkel, eat lovely food...More

Thank Penguin1988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect weather, awesome crew, brilliant views, great activities, delcious food, well stocked bar, comfy beds, cosy fire, ace balance of time doing things vs chill time. Thank you so much guys! I'm recommending this cruise to anyone going to New Zealand. (You might even be...More

Thank JessieGodfrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the 18 day topdeck tour, the rock the boat cruise was the greatest fun, the best crew, and the most chill part of our trip. Can not recommend it enough, get out there and support this small business.

Thank Isaac S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of my whole month in New Zealand every time I get asked what my favorite part was, my answer always seems to be staying the night with the crew on The Rock! They were so welcoming and we had so much fun with them...More

Thank Autumn D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Snorkeling, Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife Spotting, Fishing, Seafood tasting... WOW! We did so much in 24 hours that I can't even remember it all! Awesome!

Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We chose the overnight adventure-filled cruise. Activities included paintball as a creative ice-breaker game, fishing during sunset, kayaking, swimming, nature walks and snorkelling. The crew were a dream, treating everybody like mates and teaching us how to fish properly or telling us the interesting history...More

Thank Jamtulloch
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I went on this tour as part of the g adventures itinerary and I really enjoyed it. The crew are so lovely and deliver to such a high standard. Highlights definitely the night kayaking and fishing off the back of the boat. We also visited...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The hospitality of the crew is hands down the best I have ever experienced. I didn't want to leave. The food was amazing, night Kayaking and seeing the bio luminescence wow!

Thank Faceboxworld
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Captain Johnny, we had so much fun. Thank you to your staff for being so patient with us. The kayaking was terrifying but we are happy that we put our worries aside and climbed into a much smaller boat to leave a bigger boat which...More

Thank tucsondesertrats
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We did a day tour departing from Paihia. This wasn't what we expected for a day cruise. It is for the very social and is an alternative experience on board - pool table, piano, chess etc. The best activity was the walk and view up...More

Thank Kiks74
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Questions & Answers
22 December 2016|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
Hi Ted, I emailed earlier with regard to the CPAP machine, do that she be an easy solution. Plus all that snorkelling equipment is provided free. Cheers, Jonny
John M
4 July 2016|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
Hi John, There are two staircases on the boat, of which one is of the standard type. If you book the double cabin you will ensure access via this one or email us and ask for Jonny. . The cabins are small compared to houses... More
24 October 2015|
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Response from Jonathan G | Property representative |
Hi kateandjake, We pride ourselves on ensuring everyone onboard feels at home and takes part in as many activities as they like, we have a range of ages in our crew and also as guests. Please feel confident that you and your... More