Follow the original Fullers Cream Trip island route seeing the best of the Bay of Islands in a full day cruise. A Must Do boat cruise since 1927
If you want to see all the highlights of the magnificent Bay of Islands in one day then this is the cruise for you. experiencing the original Fullers Cream Trip, that take in the awesome “Hole in the Rock” step ashore at Otehei Bay to explore one of the most beautiful islands Urupukapuka Island, view and swim with dolphins in their natural environment.
For over 125 years the name “Fullers” has been associated with tourism in the Bay of Islands. Our founder, Ernest Albert Fuller, first began offering tours to tourists while delivering supplies and collecting cream from farmers located within the inner islands. Things have come a long way since those early days but the scenery and wildlife remain just as spectacular.
Today we still follow the original Cream Trip route, delivering mail and supplies to island residents and showing you the best of the Bay on a relaxed day-long cruise. This is the perfect cruise for nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise
offered in the Bay of Islands.
Marvel at the spectacular views of the 144 islands, abundant in natural beauty and marine life, as the comfortable catamaran travels out through the islands dropping off deliveries on the way. on arrival out at Cape Brett Lighthouse, the outermost point of the original Cream Trip. Experience the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island as we take you through the stunning Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. You’ll also see the spectacular Black Rocks – unusual volcanic formations found in only two places in the world and nearby where the first Christian sermon in New Zealand was held
Our cruise meanders in and out of the many picturesque bays calling on the locals, delivering their stores and mail as Fullers has done for over 100 years. The leisurely pace means you’ll get up close to wildlife. You may see seals, dolphins or even whales and endless bird and fish life. Our underwater camera is designed to give you stunning views of the marine life – school fish, eagle rays and spot dolphins in their natural environment and if conditions permit opt to swim alongside these inquisitive and incredible mammals. it’s a life-changing experience! – Please book onboard for this experience at a cost of $30 per person. For those less comfortable in the water try boom-netting, hanging on to the net as the boat glides you through the water. …. pretty awesome fun.
On arrival at Otehei Bay, step ashore onto Urupukapuka Island and enjoy your time relaxing on the beach, swimming or take a walk to the top of the hill to see stunning panoramic views of the entire bay. A picnic lunch can be pre-purchased, or feel free to bring your own.