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 know the only place to get the amazing experience and as soon as you hop into the water to fish everywhere! With so many different varieties you will soon loose count!

With two epic spots planned for our trips, (up to 1.5 hours in the water) our main focus is in the No take zone of Deep Water Cove, with amazingly  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 can spend more time in the water, even a hot water rinse off for when you get out of the water as well as a cup of hot soup!

Not sure on the travel out there? Feel comfortable with 85% of our travelling time out to our snorkelling spots is in sheltered protected waters  which provide amazing scenery to see along the way.

Our well travelled and experienced snorkellers are blown away with what our trip offers and have said “It’s world class, and on a par with the Poor Knights here in NZ for the Snorkelling.”

PRICING

Adults (15+): $190

Children: $120

Special Family rate from $560  (2 Adults and 2 children 14 and under)  with up to 3 extra children @$100 each.

alternatively…

Private trip for up to 10,  $1500*  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, We have a big range of sizes for wet suits, mask and snorkels and fins,  but you’re more than welcome to bring your own.

DAILY DEPARTURES

HAPPENING NOW

 1st of February  till 21st of May 2024

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

NOVEMBER 1st 2024 till 24th DEC trips are as above.

MAIN SEASON – 2 TRIPS A DAY

25th of Dec 2024   till  26th January  2025

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.

 

MAKE A DAY OF IT

 We can drop you off on Urupukapuka Island at Otehei Bay after your morning snorkelling trip.

Spend the afternoon  relaxing at Otehei Bay Cafe & bar, or exploring some of New Zealand’s most stunning walking tracks.

*For $30 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 flotation Aid such as a  Pool noodle or buoyancy jacket 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.

Disclaimer:  Snorkelling still needs a sense of responsibility and although we are there, we require our passengers have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their own  safety and will abide by any decisions made by Bay of Islands Snorkelling crew on a case to case bases.

What to bring

Swimwear (please wear under clothes) & towel
Hat & sunscreen
Your camera
Warm clothes and water!
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, Pool noodles and vest. (if required)
Hot water shower for when you get out of the water
and a hot cup of tasty instant soup!

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