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Perfect Day Ocean Cruise - Poor Knights Islands

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The Poor Knights Islands - Home to a nature reserve, marine reserve, astounding Maori history, abundant marine and wildlife, incredible rock formations and caves as well as one of the world's premier diving locations. It's easy to see why these unique and enchanting islands are protected both above and below the surface of their crystal clear waters.

The Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, with it's luxurious purpose built vessel and knowledgeable and passionate crew will help you explore the natural wonder of these amazing islands.


Highlights of these sacred island's include:

  • Outstanding scenery - The volcanic islands are home to the world's largest sea cave and a range of drop offs, walls, arches and tunnels.
  • Marine mammals - Dolphins often swim through the waves of the bow and whales, seals and orca are prominent in the area.
  • Sea Birds - The islands are a haven for gannets and rare sea birds such as ternlets.
  • Unique Flora - The islands preserve some of the rarest and most endangered plant species and are home to the Poor Knights Lily, found nowhere else in the world.
  • History - The island's are rich in Maori history and are declared wahi tapu (sacred place).
  • Being a protected reserve, the marine and wildlife flourish, the way nature intended it. Explore this sub tropical wonderland on the kayaks provided, paddling through the crystal clear waters and weaving through caves and arches among myriads of fish.

    For those who want to get up close and personal to the marine life, the vessel has a specially designed platform which you can swim off and masks, snorkels and fins are provided. After your swim you can freshen up with the boats on board hot showers.

    If you want to take your experience that one step further you can upgrade to a dive and explore the wonders of the deep. No experience is required as the professional crew and dive masters are on hand to guide you through.

    If you don't fancy getting wet then you can sit back and relax on the boats multiple decks or sit inside the air conditioned boat and watch the on board fish camera and marine interaction videos.

    The Poor Knights Islands are one of New Zealand's best kept secrets and a much deserved top 10 must do activity in the country. Come and experience everything this subtropical wonderland has to offer with the premier Poor Knights Tour Operator for a truly memorable experience that will last you a lifetime.


    Price: Adults $199, Children (15 and under) $99

    Includes: Kayaks, masks, snorkels, fins, and noodles are also provided. A delicious Buffet lunch is Included in our SUMMER trips: fresh homemade salads, big healthy sandwiches, antipasto platters, fresh tropical fruit, tea, plunger coffee, hot soups, milo and biscuits. For our Winter departures, lunch can be purchased for an additional $15 as your proceed through the checkout.


    Products Extra's: (please add on the way to check-out)

  • Towel's + $5
  • Try Diving (No experience required. Medical conditions apply) + $140
  • Picnic Lunch (Winter) + $15 per person
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    Location: Departs Tutukaka Marina. 25 minutes drive east from Whangarei


    WINTER SCHEDULE (May - November):

    - Boat Leaves 8.45am - checkin is at 8:15

    - Includes exploration of 2 different sites

    - Lunch $15 extra

     


    SUMMER SCHEDULE (DEC - APRIL):

    - Boat Leaves 11.00am - checkin is at 10.45am

    - Includes exploration of one site and a tour around the islands

    - Lunch Included

    **Please note the boat may vary from that pictured for Winter departures depending on trip loadings and scheduled maintenance

    Available Bookings from August 25 to August 31

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    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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    Sat 31 Aug

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00
    • Child$99.00

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    Susan from Canada wrote on 29 October 2018

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    It really was a perfect day!

    Highly recommend this tour, it was an absolutely amazing experience and the crew was fantastic!

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    Nick from New Zealand wrote on 21 December 2018

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    Amazing day!!!

    Can't recommend this highly enough. Fantastic crew, outstanding tour and amazing sights and activities. We'll be back in the future for sure!

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    Sam O'Flaherty from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2018

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    Yea do it.

    Beautiful trip on the way out with bonus dolphins. Epic snorkelling/diving and sightseeing once there. And the Skipper and crew did a wonderful job keeping everyone comfy on a rather rough trip back. Enjoyable, informative, and all round good fun.

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    Nikki Rogers from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2016

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    Perfect Day Ocean Cruise - Poor Knights Islands

    Very well organised from start to finish. The crew were extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The boat was clean and plenty of room for everyone. The snorkelling gear, paddleboards and kayaks were an added bonus. Would definitely recommend to friends and what an awesome spot to visit. Well done guys!

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    Katharina Morf from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2015

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    Perfect day ocean cruise- Poor Knights Island

    Great experience!!!

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