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. Tours depart daily on our modern comfortable buses and include informative and entertaining commentary from experienced local guides.

Departing central Auckland, your tour will take you across the Harbour Bridge and north through scenic New Zealand countryside to the seaside township of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. This historic and strikingly beautiful region is known as the birthplace of New Zealand.

Dolphin Watching Cruise

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.

Set off on a Bay of Islands cruise, enjoying stunning views of the region's 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 bus.

Don't miss out as we only offer a very limited number of seats each day on this great value tour – Book now!

Tour highlights

  • Return bus travel from Auckland to Paihia
  • Dolphin cruise to Cape Brett
  • Photo opportunities
  • Free WiFi on board bus
7:45 am, Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
8:10 pm, Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

Tour and optional extras