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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.

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.

 

Price includes:

Use of kayaks & paddle boards

Snorkel gear and wetsuits

Lunch and afternoon tea

Full 9-hour adventure-packed day

 

Price

Adult: $225

Child: $140 (8-15yrs)

Duration: 9 Hours

Departure: Sandspit Public Wharf, at the end of Sandpsit Road, Warkworth.

 

Additional Information:

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

 

Adult $225.00
Child $140.00

Notes

  • ***Please note that we depart from Sandspit Public Wharf, at the end of Sandpsit Road, Warkworth. Directions will be provided on booking confirmation**
  • Please ensure you are ready and waiting at the end of the wharf at least 10 minutes prior to departure.

Available Bookings from October 01 to October 07

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$140.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • 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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Nicole Scheid from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2018

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Best choice for a great day out on the water

We went out the Hen and Chicken Islands - what a terrific experience. The boat, Kokomo is an excellent size and very comfortable. Kurt is a great captain and very knowledgable about the best places to drop anchor with the day's conditions in mind. We stopped at 3 spots: Hen Island (twice here actually: 1 spot for our first snorkel, then a second for lunch), Lady Alice Island (aka Big Chicken or Motu Muka) and Sail Rock before heading home. Gulf Eco Adventures provide wetsuits and snorkels (although we brought our own), plus Kayaks and inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards. Highly recommended!

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Cheers Nicole, glad you enjoyed your day!

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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Marion from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2018

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Fantastic day out

My partner and myself had a great day out with Eco Charter.

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Robert Martinkovic from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2019

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Awesome I

Awesome day trip, must experience

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From Full Day Island Explorer - Gulf Eco Adventures

Thanks Robert, great to have you guys on board. Next time I'm definitely getting Natalia in the water!

Abbey Skilton from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2019

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Gulf eco adventure

This trip is absolutely amazing and a must do if you are looking to explore the Gulf! The whole day was magical and Kurt is a great guide.

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From Full Day Island Explorer - Gulf Eco Adventures

Cheers Abbey! Mid week next week is looking awesome again if you have any time off ;)

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