Explore – Bay of Islands is locally owned and operated tour and cruise company, Explore values quality over quantity.
Explore offers a range of cruises and tours, catering to all types of travellers.

Often regarded as the signature cruise of the Bay of Islands, this trip includes:
– Extensive cruise through 144 islands with informative commentary
– Dolphin viewing (lifetime guarantee)
– Hole in the Rock (Travel through the southern hemisphere’s largest Hole in a rock when conditions permit).
– Extended island stopover to enjoy your Kiwi BBQ lunch, then head off to explore the tracks, rare wildlife, water activities or the bar.
– Seats are limited to allow best photo opportunities and to allow guests relax in comfort.

Join our adventure crew in the search for marine mammals (Dolphins, Whales or Orca) this trip includes:
– Commentary from the crew and captain on the Bay of Islands, while travelling on board our specially designed dolphin viewing catamaran.
– Cruise through the picturesque islands, bays and coves.
– Mask, snorkel and wetsuit are provided.
– Shower available on board.
– Swim with the dolphins when Department of Conservation rules and regulations apply.

Best value option to visit the hole in the rock. Experience the time-worn monolith standing guard over the entrance to the Bay of Islands.
The trip includes:
– Returning cruise to the Hole in the Rock, via Otehei Bay.
– Travel through the Hole in the Rock when conditions permit.
– Travel along the Cape Brett Peninsular viewing the Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers original home.
– Commentary while cruising through the islands.
– Travel on board our Power Cat comfortably with reduced numbers to allow the best photo opportunities.
– Enjoy the option of hopping off at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island and returning free on a later ferry or enjoy hopping off at the historic town of Russell and get a free ferry ticket back at a later time.

Dune Rider – 10-11hrs
The most comfortable best value way to see the top of New Zealand (Cape Reinga).
This trip includes:
– Air Conditioned spacious coach.
– Intriguing commentary from your local driver.
– Freshly prepared buffet lunch at New Zealand’s northern most cafe.
– Travel down the Te Paki stream, yes we drive through the stream in our 4×4 coaches.
– Slide down the might Te Paki Sand Dunes
– Drive up or down the famous 90-mile beach with a stop to dip your feet the waters of the west coast
– Keep and eye out for the famous wild horses of the north.
– Visit Kauri Kingdom, take a walk up the stairs carved out inside a 45,000-year-old swamp kauri.
– Check out the talented art gallery at the top of the stairs.
– Cape Reigna lighthouse and the meeting with of the Tasman Sea & Pacific Ocean.
– Option for freshly caught fish n chips at the Mangonui Fish Shop(own expense)

If you’re looking to do a cruise and a Cape Reinga tour visit our website for the twin tour specials and you can save over 20%.