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Poor Knights Sightseeing or Snorkeling Day Trip

Come and explore the wonder of the Poor Knights Islands, a world famous marine reserve situated 23km's off the stunning Tutukaka Coast (ranked as the 2nd best coastline in the world by National Geographic).

Explore the world's largest sea cave and the volcanic islands vast range of walls arches and tunnels as you snorkel through its crystal clear waters.

Get up close and personal to the vast array of marine life which is abundant in the area due to the islands protected status as a marine reserve.

The islands are a haven for marine mammals such as dolphins and fur seals and if you're lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the orca and whales that pass through the area.

For those that don't want to get wet, simply sit back and relax on the boat taking in the outstanding scenery and listen to tales of the islands turbulent Maori history from the passionate and friendly crew.

Come and find out for yourself why these islands are one of the world's premier marine reserves, pending world heritage status, and experience the magic this sacred place has to offer.


Price: Adults $200, Children (Under 12 non diving) $100

Price Includes:

  • Tea, coffee and a variety of hot soups
  • Snacks such as peanuts, biscuits and lollies
  • 2 kayaks
  • Sunscreen
  • Product Extra's: (please add on the way to checkout)

    • Discounted Package Price for all Snorkel Gear (Includes: Wetsuit, Snorkel Fins, Mask & Snorkel) $40pp
    • Try Dive for uncertified diver $140 pp *subject to participant being in physically fit and in good health with no medical conditions.
    • 3mm shorty wetsuit $10
    • 6mm long wetsuit $20

    Location: Departing Tutukaka Marina - 25 minute drive east from Whangarei.

    Check-in: 30 minutes prior to departure time


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    Sabine Searles from New Zealand wrote on 09 May 2018

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    Excellent day out.

    Skipper Glen and Crew very knowledgeable. Felt safe at all times Great cruising above and under the waters of The Moana Nui.

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    Bora Kim from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2018

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    Totally amazing!

    What an amazing experience my hubby and I had! The crew were friendly and biculturally knowledgeable. I loved the fact that the crew had a genuine heart to protect the sea, but at the same time did their best to show us what this beautiful Poor Knights Island had to offer. I would totally recommend this experience to others!

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    From Poor Knights Sightseeing or Snorkeling Day Trip

    Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your photos with us!! We are so glad you had such an enjoyable day at the Poor Knights. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best from the team at Yukon Dive.

    Dunja Hassencamp from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2020

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    Fantastic snorkeling

    We had a fabulous time. The kids loved the trip out, the amazing variety of fish and exploring around the rocks. The trip leader was very kind, and helpful, the gear he gave us was great. He also took us around the islands, showing us the gannet colony. Whilst this trip is probably more for divers, you will not be dissappointed snorkeling and you will see a lot just with a snorkel and enjoying the fantastic service.

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    From Poor Knights Sightseeing or Snorkeling Day Trip

    Thank you so much for your great review and kind words! We are glad to hear you all enjoyed your day out and the kids faces say it all :) Love that photo!! Hope you return to see us again, until then, take care and best regards from the Team at Yukon Dive & Snorkel, Tutukaka NZ.

    Nicole Flynn from United States wrote on 30 December 2019

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    Excellent Day!

    Professional, knowledgeable, and fun. I can’t recommend enough. The skipper brought us to two amazing dive spots. The swells were fairly big but his and his crews experience still led to great views and spots. Very fun and can’t wait to go back!

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    From Poor Knights Sightseeing or Snorkeling Day Trip

    Thank you for your great review and kind words about our trip! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day out with us at the Poor Knights, it was a pleasure to have you onboard. We look forward to your return, until then, take care and best regards from the Team at Yukon Dive & Snorkel, Tutukaka NZ.

    Vincent van Dun from Netherlands wrote on 30 January 2019

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    Nice day snorkling!

    We had a great time snorkling. Allot of information on the fish, vegitation and location. I would recommend this tour if you like snorkling and want to go sightseeing. Nice serviced boatride. We had luck we were on a smaller boat so more time to spend snorkling and talking about poor knights.

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