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Full Day Island Explorer - Gulf Eco Adventures

Join us for an incredible day exploring some of the most remote and pristine islands of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Highlights

  • Explore either Mokohinau Islands, Hen & Chicken Islands or Great Barrier Island
  • Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding & sightseeing all day!
  • Chance to spot a wide range of wildlife such as dolphins, whales, seals, penguins & seabirds
  • Full use of snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks & paddle boards
  • Every trip is different providing a truly unique experience for all!

This 9-hour Adventure Cruise features amazing snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding & sightseeing, with all activity equipment included!

There are also great opportunities for wildlife viewing, including dolphins, whales, seals, penguins & seabirds.

With a maximum of just 12 passengers you're guaranteed a friendly and personal experience with your passionate & knowledgeable skipper & guide.

Included on the trip is lunch & afternoon tea, full use of snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks & paddle boards.

Each trip is a different and completely unique adventure, exploring one of the following destinations:

 

- Mokohinau Islands

Situated on the edge of the continental shelf, the dramatic Mokohinau Islands are surrounded by crystal clear waters offering incredible snorkeling & sightseeing.

One of the islands can be landed on, allowing a great opportunity to walk to the lighthouse summit for breath-taking views of the Hauraki Gulf.

 

- Hen & Chicken Islands

The Hen and Chicken Islands are a protected nature reserve consisting of 5 main islands and is home to many endangered New Zealand bird species and rare fauna and flora.

The waters surrounding the islands are excellent for snorkeling, diving and has an epic coastline for kayaking.

 

- Great Barrier Island

Home to approximately 1000 people, 'the Barrier' is by far the largest island in the Gulf, with a huge and varied coastline offering many sheltered harbours & secluded bays.

The eastern coast has many long white sand beaches and heavy surf, while the sheltered western coast has hundreds of secluded bays & smaller islands which offer some of the best diving, snorkeling and boating in the country.

Great Barrier is also the world's newest Night Sky Sanctuary! We offer private overnight adventures with on board accommodation.

 

Adult $225.00
Child $140.00

What's included

  • Use of kayaks & paddle boards
  • Snorkel gear and wetsuits
  • Lunch and afternoon tea

Duration

  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Sandspit Public Wharf, at the end of Sandpsit Road, Warkworth

Notes

  • ***Please note that we depart from Sandspit Public Wharf, at the end of Sandpsit Road, Warkworth. Directions will be provided on booking confirmation**

    Special priced tickets are available on set days/times only. Minimum numbers apply. Trips may be cancelled or postponed due to weather conditions.

  • Please ensure you are ready and waiting at the end of the wharf at least 10 minutes prior to departure.

    Child Age is 8 - 15 years.

Available Bookings from December 14 to December 20

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 14 Dec
Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$140.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Wenwen from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2019

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Unforgettable experience

Really really a fantastic trip with so many highlight out of your expectation and we even saw the whales! Captain Kurt is super friendly and always does his best to meet your need. You can't miss such an amazing experience in life. 五星推荐哦!

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Vicki from United Kingdom wrote on 27 January 2019

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Fantastic day

This was a brilliant trip!! I would highly recommend this to anyone! Good for people that want to snorkel, sit in the sun and do different activities. We got to see dolphins which was amazing! Thank you so much!!

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Akashi Boparai from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2019

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A Fantastic day in the Sea

I went to this tour 31st December and this became the best day of the year. It was really an Amazing adventurous day. I haven't ever got into the sea before but Kurt (guide) helped me to overcome the fear and even taught me to swim, I'll be grateful to him forever. Kayaking was much fun and Kurt showed us through beautiful caves and showed some unique fishes.. That's not all, we had a closer look at Heaps of dolphins (even heard them) and also a Whale. Kurt helped kids to watch dolphins too. Overall day was perfect and guide himself was very experienced and obliging. I'll recommend this tour to everyone and myself looking forward to join this 1-day tour again.

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Melinda from New Zealand wrote on 25 October 2018

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Must do trip!

Fantastic full day out to the Mokohinau islands. Snorkelling was amazing in crystal clear waters. Wonderful walk upto the lighthouse for amazing views. Lots of fab wildlife. Kurt is a great host & very generous with his time. Lovely lunch provided too. To top of a wonderful day we saw 2 lots of common dolphin on the way back.

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From Full Day Island Explorer - Gulf Eco Adventures

Thanks Melinda, loved you having you back!

Wikitoria McClutchie from Australia wrote on 23 October 2018

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Absolutely amazing!

First time taking a tour like this in nz. Being born in nz I don’t usually fly home to be a tourist but because I came with someone who’s never seen nz this trip was absolutely amazing! From the moment we arrived to the end of the day it was an experience to absolutely remember! Kurt Salmond who was our tour guide was fantastic from the boat ride out to our first island to the walk up to the lighthouse then the ride to the second island where we snorkeled then finishing off the day seeing common nose dolphins I couldn’t imagaine a more perfect day. I would definitely recommend this day tour to anyone wanting to explore the ousides of the north shore it’s worrh it! To Kurt thank you for an experience to Remeber! Until next time!

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From Full Day Island Explorer - Gulf Eco Adventures

Thanks Wikitoria, my pleasure. Enjoy the rest of your trip

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