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Paihia: Glass Bottom Boat Tour to the Hole in the Rock

1. Paihia: Glass Bottom Boat Tour to the Hole in the Rock

Explore one of the most popular tourist destinations on New Zealand's North Island the way it's meant to be enjoyed – from the water. See golden beaches, secluded coves, and colorful fish on this boat tour. The tour leaves from the Main Wharf in Paihia and takes you to the Hole in the Rock. If weather conditions allow, your captain will take you right through this natural tunnel. Admire the views in Deep Water Cove and sail through the Okahu Passage. The last stop is at Otehei Bay where the boat's floor is lifted to reveal the blue water below. Feed the fish and admire them through the boat's glass floor.

Paihia: Bay of Islands 30-minute Adventure Jet Boat Trip

2. Paihia: Bay of Islands 30-minute Adventure Jet Boat Trip

Head out on a 30-minute water adventure on a jet boat in the Bay of Islands. Feel the adrenaline as you experience 360-degree spins, tricks, and high-speed maneuvers while taking in the beautiful views of the bay. Rest assured that this is a safe experience, with all life jackets, splash jackets, and glasses provided to protect you. You'll also benefit from a guide who will be with you the whole time. Weather permitting, pass some of the Bay of Islands; iconic sights, such as Russell, Tapeka Point, Motoroa Island, and Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Get your heart going with quick turns, sweeping turns and spins, and speeds of up to 45 knots. Enjoy the experience in the only jet boat in the bay, powered by a 510 HP V8 LSX-454.

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What people are saying about Paihia Wharf

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We had a fabulous trip on the glass bottom boat and highly recommend it! Our guide Geoff was very informative and provided a wealth of stories about the related sites. Seeing the various islands (we couldn't count them all!!) was most interesting as they are all a bit different. The sights included the lighthouse bay, hole in the rock and we stopped at the Zane Grey jetty to feed the fish. It was a wonderful afternoon, thank you!

what an amazing time we had, staff so welcoming and engaging making it so much fun

The boat is very new, clean and fast. Had a very good experience.

fantastic experience. Nice and clean boat and experience skipper.

Great trip. Our skipper Geoff was a friendly and skilled skip.