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Bay of Islands Snorkelling

Bay of Islands Snorkelling

We're the Bay of Islands' only dedicated snorkeling experience. Hop in for an epic underwater adventure filled with countless fish varieties. Small groups with no waiting around for the scuba divers Our trips feature two fantastic spots, with up to 1.5 hours of in water exploration. The primary focus is the No take zone of Deep Water Cove, known for its clear waters and diverse marine life. Explore archways, marvel at underwater wonders, and have fun with playful fish. We provide wet-suits for added comfort in the warm waters, as well as a hot water rinse and a cup of soup post-dip.


NZ$ 220.00

Per Person


  • Two epic Snorkelling spots

  • Our focus is snorkelling, no waiting for scuba divers

  • A huge variety of super friendly fish

  • Great quallity gear provided

  • Small and personalized trips


Full Description

You can be picked up from either Russell and Paihia wharves with your trip begining with a briefing of what the trip will bring, the 35 min journey out to the snorkelling spots of Deep Water Cove (Rahui reserve so no fishing allowed)  travelling out you'll pass many islands along the way getting a commentary from the passionate team guiding you.  After getting suited up, entering  the water is super easy with the drop down platform, even getting out is a breeze, fish galore and so many different varities your jaw will be sore from smilling. Onto the next spot, a massive big swim through archway with super colours and a scenic underwater garden, enjoy feeding the fish with their natural food, so a super close encounter.  As you get out of the water there is a hot fresh water rinse off and a cup of instant soup to warm you up. On our return

Main season a choice of a morning or afternoon 3.5 hour trip is availible and off season a 4.5 hour trip with an island stop on the way back. All good quaility gear is provided and floatation noodles for those not so confident in the water.

We travel with a max of 10 passengers so it is a great interactive tour to join for all different traveller types. Making memories is a passion of ours so join us for an awesome Snorkelling adventure.



All gear Snorkel, masks, Wetsuits, fins and floatation aids

Easy access into and out of the water!

Fresh hot water rinse off and soup

Commentary along the way

Meeting Point

IMPORTANT: Please apply sunscreen BEFORE arriving to the boat, as sunscreen needs to soak into the skin, this makes it work and does not seep into the water by the reef,  We ask that Sunscreen application on the boat is not done as it makes everything very slippery and causes a hazard!

Please also be at the pick up point 15 min before departure time.

Travel light, wear your swimmers/togs under your clothes and visit a toilet before arriving to the boat.

RUSSELL PICK UP:  Russell wharf usually on pier 3 or 5     One trip a day, 9am,   two trips a day 8am or 1.15pm.

Russell parking is best by the school for a few hours.

PAIHIA PICK UP:   Paihia wharf usually on pier 11                One trip a day, 9.15am,  two trips a day  8.15 or  1pm.

Parking in Paihia is free along the waterfront south of the wharf.

Please provide a contact number when booking in comment box so I can contact you if any delays.  =)


Additional Information

We do not have an office.
So if you need to contact us please ring +64 21 1903309
or email [email protected] for more options.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


Please be honest with your health and swimming abilities. Any concerns, talk to us. We can provide a personal assistance and floatation aid for those less confident in water, even just a pool noodle makes such a difference. 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.


NZ$ 220.00

Per Person

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