Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands facts for kids
|Industry||Travel and Tourism|
|Founder||Albert Ernest Fuller|
|Services||Cruises, land tours, transport|
|Parent||Entrada Travel Group Ltd|
In 1886, Albert Ernest Fuller launched the "Undine" sailing ship in the Bay of Islands to deliver coal supplies to the islands within the Bay. With the fitting of a motor in the early 1900s, Fuller was able to deliver the coal and essential supplies to communities as far out as Cape Brett. In 1927 Fuller acquired the "Cream Trip" from Eddie Lane – with the facilities on board to transport cream from the islands, and by the 1960s, the well known ‘Bay Belle’ started this run. Although a modern catamaran now takes this historical route (The Cream Trip), the Bay Belle continues to transport visitors and locals between Paihia and Russell throughout the day.
The company expanded to Auckland and became Fullers Corporation. In 1989 Fullers Corporation split into the Bay of Islands company and the Auckland operations, which were taken over by what is now Fullers Group.
In December 2008 Fullers Bay of Islands was rebranded Fullers GreatSights to bring it inline with InterCity Group's parent sightseeing brand of GreatSights New Zealand. It offers a range of Bay of Islands cruises and day tours around the region, as well as operating passenger and vehicle ferries between Paihia and Russell/Opua and Okiato.
In 2019 InterCity Group rebranded as Entrada Travel Group.
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