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Many people visit the area with dolphins in mind. It's true, we get a lot of them!

As locals we still love to see them playing, feeding and living here in the Bay of Islands. When you encounter them, either from the boat or in the water you will leave entranced, enthralled and feeling privileged to have spent time with these large, gentle, intelligent creatures. There are a number of dolphin watching and swimming tours in the Bay of Islands. They are all different but the encounters are never less than special. And the cruise operators take extraordinary care to make sure that the dolphins are not harmed. 

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Hole In the Rock

Take a beautiful passage through the bay to see the Hole in the Rock

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Chase snapper, kingfish, Marlin on a half day for beginners or a week charter for the ultimate fisherman

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Scenic Cruises

Explore the inlets, harbours and bays of the 144 islands while hearing our stories

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Overnight Cruises

Photograph sunsets, hear kiwi in the islands or enjoy swimming under the night sky

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Experience one of the world's top sailing destinations - at the helm or as a guest

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Explore magnificent coastline and inland waterways under your own paddle power

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Jet Ski

Enjoy the Bay of Islands your way - adrenaline pumping adventure or peaceful & relaxing

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