Explore the most remote & pristine islands of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf on one of our fully guided boat adventures. Get out on the water aboard our modern, fast, 11m launch ‘Kokomo’ based at the brand new Sandspit Marina, just 50 minutes north of Auckland city. Our cruises are adventure-based with a touch of education on conservation & ecology, with great sightseeing, bird watching and opportunities to see dolphins. Offering full and half day trips, scuba diving, overnight or multiple day trips, we provide all snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks & paddle boards for a great day out.
Departing from Sandspit marina, just 50 minutes north of Auckland city, Little Barrier Island is a remote, prehistoric and untouched wildlife sanctuary.
Explore the island’s dramatic coastline of rugged cliffs, caves and dense rain forest. Listen to the birdsong, admire the crystal clear water, then jump in the water for an afternoon of snorkeling, kayaking & paddle boarding, with all activity equipment supplied FREE, including wetsuits.
A nutritious homemade lunch is provided as well as complimentary tea & coffee.
Our trips have a maximum of 12 passengers, so you will be guaranteed a personal and friendly experience, with informative commentary on the island’s history, ecology and conservation.This is an island adventure you wont forget!
The 4.5 Hour trip trip out to little barrier in the winter months is an ideal time still to get out on the water on this sightseeing cruise only, with educational commentary, lunch etc, with great opportunities for wildlife viewing
Operates: (Summer) November 1st – April 30th Only) – (Winter) May 1st – October 31st
Duration: 9 Hours
Price: SUMMER $225 pp Adults – $140 per child – Family $599 (2 adults + 2 children) – Sole Charter $1575
Price: WINTER $199 pp Adults – $99 per child – Family $499 (2 adults + 2 children) – Sole Charter $1400
Your Full Day Island Explorer cruise will take you to either: Great Barrier Island, the Mokohinau Island group, or the Hen & Chicken Islands.
Your experienced and friendly skipper & guide will choose the best location for the day, depending on prevailing weather conditions and where possible will give passengers a choice before we depart for the day! Each island destination is very unique, with incredible scenery, clear water and amazing marine life. There are great chances to view dolphins, and occasionally whales and seals!
The adventure starts as soon as we leave the marina, travelling out of Kawau Bay then into open water where you can admire the view and spot penguins and seabirds from the fantastic roof top viewing deck. Travel time to each destination is 2 hours, aboard our comfortable & spacious launch ‘kokomo’. Once we arrive at our island paradise, we have plenty of time for snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sightseeing, and a relaxing homemade lunch… all complimentary as part of the trip.
This is an unforgettable adventure in some of the most beautiful and remote locations in the world!
Take an adventurous boat cruise around the stunning Matakana Coast and enjoy our complimentary freshly baked muffins! Swim in the warm waters of Kawau Bay, try snorkeling, kayaking or just sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
This cruise is only available for private charters, & is perfect for small groups, families, birthdays, Hen’s parties, corporate events & team building. We take a maximum of 12 passengers, and can provide additional catering to suit your needs, or BYO available.
Sights include Kawau Island, Tawharanui Regional Park & Marine Reserve, & Goat Island Marine Reserve (weather permitting). This beautiful coastline features many sheltered bays and coves, many seabirds, penguins & even an exposed shipwreck!
Based just 50 minutes north of Auckland city, the Matakana region features many vineyards, a village Farmers’ Market, antiques trail, arts & crafts, and many beautiful beaches and regional parks. A great day trip from Auckland, or stay at one of the many boutique accommodation providers, and experience all the other attractions that this fantastic region offers!
Morning or afternoon trips available, operating all year round.
The outer islands of the Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf offer some of the best scuba diving in New Zealand. Excellent water clarity, amazing underwater rock formations & reefs teeming with marine life.
If you are a qualified Open Water, Advanced or Technical Diver, we can take you to the best dive locations easily accessible from the Sandspit Marina (just 50 minutes drive north of Auckland city).
Get a group of friends together, or organize a dive club day out to either Great Barrier Island, the Mokohinaus, or the Hen & Chicken Islands.We can take a maximum of 8 divers, and can arrange hire of dive equipment and bottles if required, for an additonal cost.
Amazingly clear water, awesome marine life and great photography.
We provide transportation only. If you are qualified but require a guide, we can arrange one for you at an additional cost. All divers must show certification before departure, and a dive leader must be assigned to your group.
We can also provide a packed lunch for $15pp
For all trips we can assist with bus transport from Auckland city to Warkworth and offer free transfers betweem Warkworth & Sandspit
Phone: +64 (0) 21 831 938
Visit our Website: www.gulfecoadventures.co.nz/