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Little Barrier Experience - Island Cruise - Gulf Eco Adventures

Join Gulf Eco Adventures for an unforgettable journey to the treasured island of Hauturu Little Barrier!

This 4.5-hour winter season boat cruise gets you up close to the rugged, stunningly beautiful coastline, with steep cliffs, sea caves and lush native bush full of bird-life.

Lunch is included, complimentary tea, coffee & hot chocolate, with a maximum of 12 passengers you'll be guaranteed a personal and friendly experience.

Internationally recognized, this abundant and thriving nature reserve is considered the most intact ecosystem in New Zealand, and is known as the 'jewel in the crown' of the Hauraki Gulf.

Landings are not permitted on the island, however, your passionate & knowledgeable skipper & guide will provide a fascinating commentary on the islands history, conservation and ecology.

The winter season also provides the best wildlife viewing - including opportunities for spectacular dolphin sightings, whales, seals, penguins and seabirds.

We depart from Sandspit marina, just 50 minutes north of Auckland city. There are regular, cheap bus fares from the city to Warkworth, where we also offer FREE pick up / drop off between Warkworth & Sandspit.

 

Please Note: This boat cruise is suitable for all ages, however we do travel across open ocean which can sometimes be bumpy.

Winter Season Price includes:

Boat Cruise

Informative Commentary

Lunch, tea, coffee & hot chocolate

 

Winter Season (May 1st - September 30th)

- 4.5-Hour Adventure Boat Cruise

Price

Adults: $125

Children: $65 (5-15 yrs)

Infants: FREE (under 5yrs)

Duration: 4.5 hours (1hr boat trip to / from the island)

 

Summer Season (Oct 1st - April 30th)

- 6-Hour Adventure Boat Cruise Including Snorkeling, Kayaking & Paddle Boards

Price

Adults: $160

Children: $95 (5-15yrs)

Infants: FREE (under 5 years)

Duration: 6 hours (1hr boat trip to / from the island)

 

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

Adult summer $160.00
Adult winter $125.00
Child summer $95.00
Child winter $65.00

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

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 July 23 to July 29

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

10:30 a.m.
Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Mon 29 Jul

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$75.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult winter$79.00
  • Child winter$65.00

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

4.9

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Udesha from Sri Lanka wrote on 26 April 2018

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A day well spent

It was a the end of the season but yet had a good time in the cold water and a well relaxing day. We missed out on the dolphins, so will do it again in summer. Thanks, Kurt for the lovely experience.

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My pleasure Udesha, nice meeting you and look forward to seeing you again

Nicola Halifax from New Zealand wrote on 27 March 2017

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Trip of a lifetime!

Snorkeling in a marine reserve, penguin spotting and swimming with wild dolphins. Amazing trip with a fantastic host - Kurt, who provided lunch and all equipment and catered the whole day around what everyone wanted to do. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Nicolas from France wrote on 16 April 2019

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Awesome adventure around LBI

No photo but I realised one video with my DSLR and my drone of this fantastic day : https://youtu.be/7X8ustrxpvY We could see many fishes and 2 eagle rays during the snorkelling activities. All the cliffs around the island are impressive. And Kurt is a nice and helpfull pilot.

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Balraj from New Zealand wrote on 16 December 2018

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Eco adventure

Will definitely go again with these guys .Awesome service

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Ines Allag from New Zealand wrote on 17 November 2018

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Great expérience

It's was an amazing day ! Kurt was super nice and gave us many explanation about the island. We had the opportunity to snorkel and play around with kayaks and paddle boards ! Kurt provided us with tea coffee and lunch ! He took his time so that we would appreciate the day as much as we could. And he took us to see tons of dolphins and even a whale !! Worth it !!

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Thanks so much Ines, glad you enjoyed the day!

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