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 on Urupukapuka Island one of the islands secluded coves a chance to take a walk upto one of the many island lookouts that give you 360 degree views over the many islands of the Bay of Islands and on this cruise we may have the opportunity to view dolphins, whales along with seals and pelagic birdlife
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 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 in 1814.
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
We’ll also stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island where we tie up at the wharf with time to explore, go for a swim or simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty around you.
Ninety years on, the Cream Trip cruise is still the best way to see the Bay. Meals and drinks can be purchased on Urupukapuka Island, or feel free to bring your own.
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