Little Barrier Island Experience
Little Barrier Island Experience (6 hrs)
Experience the inspiring beauty of Little Barrier Island on our 6-hour boat cruise departing from Sandspit, just 45 minutes north of Auckland city.
Little Barrier Island is New Zealand’s first ever nature reserve, a prehistoric island & considered New Zealand’s most intact eco-system!
Stunning cliffs, caves, dense native bush filled with birdlife, and great dolphin sighting & swimming opportunities! Swim, snorkel or dive in the clear waters abundant with sea life.
This boat trip adventure includes lunch, snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks & paddle boards!
Note: We have a shortened 4-hour Winter Season boat trip available focused on sightseeing & wildlife.
- Boat trip to / from the island
- Use of snorkel gear, wetsuits, kayaks & paddle boards
- Educational commentary on the island’s history, ecology & conservation
- Dolphin sightings are very common, as well as hammerhead sharks, sting ray & eagle ray, many species of fish & sea birds
- A homemade lunch is provided as well as tea, coffee & hot chocolate
*Landing is NOT permitted on the island
Summer Season (November 1 – April 30) 10:00am – 4:00pm
Winter Season (May 1– October 31) 10:30am – 2:30pm
All trips depart from:
Sandspit Yacht Club Marina, 1287 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth.
- Adults NZD$160
- Children (5-15yrs) NZD$95
- Family (2 Adults / 2 Children) NZD$395
- Adults NZD$125
- Children (5-15yrs) NZD$65
- Family (2 Adults / 2 Children) NZD$325
Under 5yrs FREE
Private Boat Charter: NZD$1050 (summer) and NZD$800 (winter) – up to 12 passengers, catering not included
another happy Gulf Eco Adventurer
Having lived in Auckland for 14 years I would say this is the best tour I’ve been on and its in my own back yard – if I paid double I’d still mark a 5/5!! Hit the “book” button – give it a go – you’ll be so pleased you did. See you again soon – next time I’m bringing a crowd !! Loved it – living the dream in NZ!”Heidi
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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.
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 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. Nakedbus.com 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 –