Paihia is the main tourist town in the beautiful Bay of Islands. With 144 islands and bays, the Bay of Islands is one of the best martime parks in New Zealand.
The Fullers GreatSights name has been synonymous with the Bay of Islands for over 125 years and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of dolphin watching and eco tours, with high quality cruise and coaching experiences around the Bay of Islands and to Cape Reinga.
All Fullers GreatSights cruises are officially licensed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation to actively seek pods of dolphins for viewing and swimming experiences. A portion of every ticket goes towards dolphin research in the Bay of Islands.Not all cruise operators are licensed to seek dolphins.
Board "Dolphin Seeker" to experience the thrill of seeing dolphins in the wild while cruising the beautiful Bay Of Islands. Cruise the sheltered waters onboard the luxury "Dolphin Seeker" catamaran. Visit historic Russell, before heading out in to the clear waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands and out to the famous Hole in the Rock. Find out more about the Hole in The Rock Cruise
Warm waters make the Bay of Islands the best place to swim with wild dolphins
See these delightful, curious creatures race alongside and show off their aerobatic skill! Bottlenose and common dolphins are spectacular performers and they love human company. We also often see other marine life such as seals, orcas, whales and penguins. Find out more about swimming with the dolphins