Snorkelling trips in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand

What to expect from our trips

We are the only dedicated Snorkelling trip in the Bay of Islands, so we are focused on giving you value for money and creating great memories from your time in our beautiful back yard.

Feel comfortable with 85% of our travelling time out to Deep Water Cove is in sheltered protected waters so there is amazing scenery to see along the way.

With two sites planned for most of our trips, our main focus is in the No take zone of Deep Water Cove, with its well known clear waters, it is filled with plentiful and varied marine life, which also makes it fun for us – as we never know what else will turn up… explore a massive archway, amazing underwater scenery and have fun with cheeky fish that will make you laugh!

Even though the waters here are warm, we provide wet-suits so you are able to spend more time in the water, also a hot water rinse off for when you get out of the water and a cup of soup!

Our well travelled and experienced snorkellers have described our trip as world class.  If weather conditions do not allow us to get there, we have other locations up our sleeves.

PRICING

Adults (15+): $180

Children: $100

Special Family rate  from $500  (2 Adults and 2 children 14 and under)  extra children $75

alternatively…

Private trip for up to 10,  $1200*  Please email me your inquiry info@boisnorkelling.co.nz *conditions apply.

Snorkelling / sightseeing / history and all sorts of marine life. Tammy knows the Bay very well so you won’t be disappointed.

All snorkelling gear is included free of charge, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

DAILY DEPARTURES

MAIN SEASON – 2 TRIPS A DAY

25th of Dec 2022   till  31st January  2023

Two 3.5 hours trips departing:

AM     Russell Wharf  8am / Paihia Wharf  8.15

PM      Paihia Wharf 1pm /Russell Wharf 1:15

Please be at the wharf 15 min before your departure time.

 SHOULDER SEASON

 5th November 2022 till 24th Dec 2022 

 1st of February  till 31st of May 2023

One 4.5ish  hour trip departing

Russell Wharf 9.00am / Paihia Wharf 9.15am

Please be at the wharf 15min before departure time.
Stops for a break at Otehei Bay on way back, returns between 1:30pm and 2pm

 

MAKE A DAY OF IT

 We can drop you off on Urupukapuka Island at Otehei Bay after your morning snorkelling trip. Spend the afternoon kayaking, paddle boarding, relaxing at Otehei Bay Cafe & bar, or exploring some of New Zealand’s most stunning walking tracks.

*For $25 extra per person, the ferries are regular that you can choose which one to take to get you home.                     

*Summer season when ferries are operating. (This picture is of the Island!)

Safety

We can provide personal assistance and floatation aid for those less confident in water, to make you feel more at ease. Snorkelling in calm waters from an anchored boat provides a no pressure situation.
We have a well-equipped first aid kit and our crew are fully trained in all situations.
The waters here in NZ are safe waters to swim in, without the regular dangers that other countries have to worry about.
Registered with Maritime NZ, we comply with the health and safety on the water regulations, and we carry on board all forms of communication and equipment required.

What to bring

Swimwear (please wear under clothes) & towel
Hat & sunscreen
Your camera
Warm clothes
A sense of adventure!
There is limited room on the boat so please travel light

What we provide

 5mm Spring wetsuits,  Long wetsuits available
Masks & snorkels
Flippers/fins
Flotation aids (if required)
Hot water shower for when you get out of the water
and a hot cup of tasty soup!

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