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.

What’s Included

  • 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

Departure Times

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.

Pricing

Summer Season

  • Adults NZD$160
  • Children (5-15yrs) NZD$95
  • Family (2 Adults / 2 Children) NZD$395

Winter Season

  • 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

*Minimum of 6 passengers required for public trips.
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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

April 2017

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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.

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. 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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