Follow the original Cream Trip route to explore the Bay of Islands on this relaxed day-long cruise.
The Cream Trip is named after the delivery route for mail and supplies to island residents. Retrace this historic route as you take in stunning views of the Bay of Islands on the new vessel, "Te Maki". On arrival at Cape Brett Lighthouse, the farthest post of the original Cream Trip, you will be taken through the stunning Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. You'll also see the impressive Black Rocks and Marsden Cross, where the first Christian sermon in New Zealand was held in 1814.
See dolphins in their natural environment and try boom-netting, hanging on to the net as you glide through the water. Then spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island where you can relax on the beach, head up to the viewing point for a breathtaking outlook, or grab a snack at the island's cafe. Ninety years on, the Cream Trip cruise is still the best way to see the Bay.
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Meeting point: Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf
Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
You can buy hot and cold drinks and limited cold food on board, and grab a snack at the cafe on Urupukapuka Island.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 14 years
Infants under the age of 5 can take part in this tour for free.
All children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Tours depart Paihia at 9:30 am and return at 4:30 pm. Tours depart from Russell 10 minutes after Paihia departure times.
A minimum of 15 people are required to book this tour for it to proceed.
Please note that dolphins are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed. No refunds will be given if no sightings are made, however there is a lifetime viewing guarantee. If you don't spot any dolphins, you will be given a voucher to come on board again for free until you do.
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes
Towel and swimsuit