Coastal Cruise

Coastal Cruise (3 hrs)

Take an adventurous  boat cruise around the stunning Matakana Coast and enjoy our freshly baked muffins and informative commentary on the regions wildlife, history and ecology.

Sights include Kawau Island, Tawharanui Regional Park & Marine Reserve, & Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Based just 45 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.

What’s Included

  • Spectacular coastal and island views, seabirds and wildlife.
  • Informative & entertaining commentary on wildlife, conservation and history
  • Complimentary homemade muffins
  • Maximum of 12 passengers, with fantastic viewing from our top deck

Departure Times

Summer Season (October 21st – April 30th 2017)   10am or 2pm

Winter Season (May 1st– October 20th 2017)  10am or 1pm

All trips depart from:

Sandspit Yacht Club Marina, 1287 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth.


  • Adults NZD$75
  • Children (5-15yrs) NZD$50
  • Family (2 Adults / 2 Children) NZD$200

Under 5yrs FREE

Private Charter NZD$600 (up to 12 passengers, catering not included)

*Minimum of 4 passengers required for public trips.

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another happy Gulf Eco Adventurer

We booked this cruise to celebrate a birthday with the family. We has such a great 3 hours that we are looking at booking another cruise before summer ends. Kurt was friendly, the commentary was really interesting and the scenery was stunning. We highly recommend Gulf Eco Adventures for a fun family outing!

Fiona Sutherland

January 2017

Our Boat 'Kokomo'

Kokomo is an 11m aluminium launch fully surveyed to take up to 12 passengers. Capable of cruising at 20-24 knots, and with a maximum speed of 32 knots, she will get you out to great dive spots & remote islands quickly & comfortably.

Your Skipper

Kurt Salmond, together with wife Clair and kids Jesse & Mikayla, started Gulf Eco Adventures in 2016, to share our love of the outer Hauraki Gulf, and to help educate people on sustainable living and environmental awareness.

Kurt is a fully qualified skipper with Maritime New Zealand, and holds a current first aid certificate. He is also a volunteer with the local Coastguard unit.

Our Location

Our boat is berthed at the Sandspit Yacht Club marina, 1287 Sandspit Road, Warkworth. It is just a 45 minute drive north of Auckland city. Turn off SH1 at Warkworth and follow the signs to Sandspit.

How do I get there if I don’t have a car?

There is a regular bus service from Auckland City to Warkworth. usually has the cheapest fares for about $40 return. We offer a FREE transfer service between Warkworth town and Sandspit so just us know your bus times and we will see you there!

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- Individual / Group / Corporate & Private Bookings Accepted –