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“Excellent harbour cruise”

Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise
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Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland
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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent harbour cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Booked on the 10.30am cruise and sat outside under the canopy at the rear of the catamaran. The commentary was a bit muffled with the noise of the engine and the ocean waves but this not spoil our time on the water. Dropped off at Rangitoto island for 10 to 15 minutes while the people going for the day disembarked. This is a mainly inhabited volcanic island with many walking trails where you can spend the day exploring. Cruised past Devonport and under the harbour bridge where you could see the Bungay jump platform. A very enjoyable 90 minutes and recommended.

Visited January 2014
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FullersGroupLtd, Marketing Department at Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We're pleased you enjoyed your time on the Fullers Harbour Cruise. It is definitely a great way to spend time in Auckland. We have passed on your feedback about not being able to hear the commentary while outside. Our Operations and Maintenance team are aware that this is an issue and additional speakers will be added to the vessel's deck when it is next out on vessel survey. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Auckland.
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“Great harbour cruise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was a fantastic cruise, and I'd add it to the must-do list for anyone visiting Auckland. 90 minutes of enjoyable cruising around the harbour, with commentary provided on the sights as you pass them.

The boat was a stable and fast catamaran, with two indoor levels and an outside top deck.

There is a very brief stop over at Rangitoto Island, but it seems a bit pointless, you only get 5-10 minutes to wander over to the information boards then back onto the boat.

One big advantage is that included in the cost of the harbour cruise is a return ferry ticket to Devonport, which is valid for a year. We ended up using the Devonport ticket the next day. Makes the $40 price of the cruise good value.

It would be nice if they offered a longer version, half day or all day with a lunch included.

I would do this cruise again next time just for fun :)

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“best way to spend 90 minutes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is the best way to spend 90 minutes in Auckland. You see so much of the city and learn loads too.

The boat is clean, the staff are friendly, effectant, courteous, and knowledgable.

Visited December 2013
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“Harbour cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

After walking around queen street for a couple of hours, this was a great way to sit, relax and see many of the sights of Auckland from the water, including a short visit to Rangitoto Island. If we were here longer, we would definitely do some of the other ferry trips to Devonport (free ticket as part of the Harbour Cruise package), Rangitoto and other islands. This cruise is a quick fire glance at what Auckland has to offer, from its islands, beaches and other water activities. It was well commentated and it has free afternoon tea. Some great photo opportunities.

Visited January 2014
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FullersGroupLtd, Marketing Department at Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Harbour Cruise. It's a shame you didn't have much time to experience Devonport or the other islands of the Gulf. We look forward to taking you to them the next time you are in Auckland.
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“Awesome service and great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Booked my Waiheke Explorer tour with Fullers and must admit they run a pretty smooth operation here in New Zealand.
Even though the 9:10am Waiheke ferry is when the ticket counter gets really busy ( come early ) the staff operate. Super friendly, take time to communicate with my parents patiently, whose English is just ok, and very efficiently explained us how best to get around the island.

No wonder their business is working smooth.
Definitely worth experiencing.

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