Snorkel the Poor Knights Small Group Tour from Auckland
One day tour from Auckland to a Perfect Day out on the water exploring the world heritage site and marine playground that is the
Jacques Cousteau named this little bit of paradise one of the top diving and snorkelling spots in the world. With some of the world's best snorkelling, breath-taking scenery, an abundance of marine mammals, the world's largest sea cave plus many other caves, sea birds everywhere, unique flora, rich history, great food, kayaking and relaxing on board a large comfortable boat, this marine reserve trip is one you won't want to miss.
You will be picked up from you hotel before we head north to the stunning Tutukaka coast. A long the way you will be treated to amazing views of New Zealand's east coast beaches, mountains and forests, before arriving at the Tutukaka Marina where your marine journey will begin.
Here you will board a large comfortable launch called 'Perfect Day'! With plenty of indoor and outdoor space and all the equipment and comforts you need this boat certainly lives up to it's name! Once on board you will head out 23 kilometres on an open ocean trip to the islands, encountering marine life on the way.
Once at the island there are many hidden harbours to choose from, so you will always be sheltered and comfortable. Your hosts will take you on a tour to show you the splendour of these islands including a drive right inside the world’s largest sea cave. After the tour you can enjoy snorkelling or kayaking around arches and caves to see this world class marine icon first hand, at water level and all the marine life it is home to.
After some exploring you'll be ready for the delicious buffet lunch, tea and coffee included in your tour, before relaxing or sunbathing on the boat. Then, it's time to head back to shore.
Once on shore your friendly guide will take you to your local accommodation or return you back to Auckland with a few surprise stops on the way to complete your Perfect Day.
- Guided tour of the Poor Knights on board 'Perfect Day'
- Buffet lunch, tea and coffee on board the boat
- Beautiful scenic drive through the New Zealand countryside
- Professional, fun, and informative fully guided tour
- Snorkeling or kayaking equipment provided
- Refreshments and snacks
- Multiple stops to take photos
- On screen entertainment during drive
- Auckland hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Dive equipment provided (additional cost)
- Day 1 : Snorkel the Poor Knights Tour from Auckland (Private Tour)Highlights: Fully guided tour from Auckland in small groups, snorkel or dive the Poor Knights World Heritage area, Tutukaka Coast, Northland region, worlds largest sea cave, bird and marine life, kayaking, luxury launch cruise, refreshments and snacks provided, lunch provided on board the vessel. Tour departs time: 7am, Tour duration: 12.5 - 13 hoursMeals :Lunch
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).
Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.
Sofitel Hotel Auckland.
Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.
Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments.
Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.
AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.
Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.
Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand Hotel.
Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.
Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, YHA Auckland City, VR Hotel.
Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.
$10.00 NZD per person for on board Mobile WiFi
$150.00 per person Dive Upgrade.