InterCity Bay of Islands Day Tour + Dolphin Cruise ex Auckland

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Tour Details

Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands on a full-day tour, including an afternoon cruise on its sheltered waters.


  • Return coach travel from Auckland to Paihia

  • Informative driver commentary

  • Dolphin cruise to Cape Brett

  • Photo opportunities

Departing central Auckland, your experienced driver guide will take you across the Harbour Bridge and venture north through striking landscape towards the seaside township of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Along the way you'll be entertained by informative commentary on the history, culture and natural highlights of the Auckland and Northland regions.

In Paihia, the crew of the Fullers GreatSights 'Dolphin Seeker' will welcome you on board. This purpose-built catamaran is licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale encounters.

Cruise the sheltered waters of the Bay, enjoying stunning views of its many islands as you head out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting). Throughout your cruise your skipper will keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life, and where possible get up close to these playful creatures. After docking back at the pier in Paihia, you'll be met by your driver for the return trip to Auckland by coach.

Book a limited availability InterCity tour from Auckland to the Bay of Islands from only $119 (+booking fee), and experience this jewel of New Zealand.

Tour and optional extras

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7:45 am, Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
8:10 pm, Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland