Join White Island Tours on a journey to discover the incredible live volcano that is White Island!
Departing from Whakatane, in the Bay of Plenty, you’ll join our friendly crew aboard our luxury cruiser and head 49km off the coast towards White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.
Upon arrival, we’ll disembark directly into the crater complex. No climbing is required as this is one of the world’s most accessible live volcanoes.
Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a fascinating guided tour to explore White Island’s inner crater.
Hear about the interesting history and geology of White Island as you discover first hand the magic of this sensational volcano.
Get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams, the amazing lake of steaming acid and see the remains of the island’s sulphur factory.
Following your once in a lifetime journey into a volcano crater we will depart for the return trip to Whakatane.
Enjoy a packed lunch as we cruise and see the outer walls of White Island, abundant with Pohutukaka and Australasian Gannet colonies.
The area is also home to dolphins, whales and other marine life and viewing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a great way to end an already amazing day.
You’re only a few clicks away from what can only be described as a truly unique and awe inspiring adventure…
Duration: Approx 5/6 hours including 1 to 1.5 hours on the crater
Departures: 15 The Strand East, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty. Trips usually depart between 8am and 10am. Please note that this tour is weather dependent and you will be contacted by White Island Tours between 7pm and 8pm the night prior to your tour to confirm that it is operating and the exact time of departure.
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
Hi Zoe, What a great family photo - rocking the hard hats in style! Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and share your experience. It was great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to White Island, topped off by a pod of Orca! Excellent!
Hi Glenys, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're thrilled that you had such an awesome visit to White Island with us and that you found the guides to be so accommodating and the experience a 'dream come true'. Cheers!
Hi Andy, Thank you for taking the time to post your review - it was great to hear that you has such an awesome day visiting White Island with us. I am sure Hayden, Rachel, Fiona & Lance will be thrilled to hear that they had such a positive impact on your experience - cheers! P.S GREAT photo of the crater!
Hi Sasaneh, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and share some photos. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and considered it to be one of the highlights from your visit to New Zealand, that is high praise indeed - thank you!
Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experience, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and that you found the experience to be so unique! The recommendation is much appreciated and we love the photo!! All the best with the rest of your travels!
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