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White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano Crater

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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…

 

Price:

  • $229 Adult
  • $130 Child (15 Years and Under, must be a minimum of 4 years of age to participate)
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    Price Includes:

  • Quality cruising aboard purpose-built vessels
  • Professional and experienced crew and tour guides
  • 1 - 1.5 hour fully guided walking tour of White Island's inner crater area
  • A light packed lunch and filter water (just bring your own drink bottle)
  • Safety gear (gas mask and hard hat)
  • Permit to land on the island
  • Department of Conservation permit to spend time with any marine mammals that we encounter
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    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.

     

    Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

    Change Dates

    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

    Between 8am & 10am
    Mon 10 Dec
    Tue 11 Dec
    Wed 12 Dec
    Thu 13 Dec
    Fri 14 Dec
    Sat 15 Dec
    Sun 16 Dec

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$229.00
    • Child$130.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$229.00
    • Child$130.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$229.00
    • Child$130.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Zoe from United Kingdom wrote on 18 September 2017

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    Brilliant

    This was a lot of money for our family of 4 but we are glad we did it! We all really enjoyed it and were soooooo lucky to see Orca's. Was a great day, thankyou.

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    From White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano Crater

    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!

    Glenys Mahoney from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2017

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    White Island

    Absolutely Awesome. Thanks to the guides for going the extra mile and making this fantastic trip a dream come true. :) Worth the days wait.

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    From White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano Crater

    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!

    Andy Avery from United Kingdom wrote on 14 August 2017

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    Volcano day

    What an awesome day! The boat trip was enjoyable with good info from the crew, but that pales into insignificance with the volcano experience. The sights, sounds and smells were incredible, and the crew gave an excellent tour as well as giving plenty of chances for photo stops. Thanks to the crew-Hayden, Ruth, Fiona and Lance-you were brilliant! Couldn't recommend this trip more highly-well worth the time and money :)

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    From White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano Crater

    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!

    Sasaneh from Germany wrote on 17 February 2017

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    Amazing

    Definitely one of my highlights during my 7 1/2 weeks in New Zealand. So worth it!!! Amazing tour, guides and crew! I had such a great day both on the boat and in the Island.

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    From White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano 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!

    Tom from Australia wrote on 28 February 2017

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    Awesome Day Out

    We had a great time on our tour. Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the island and its history, and it was a really unique experience stepping foot on an active volcano. 9/10 would recommend

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    From White Island Tours - Cruise & Guided Tour of Volcano Crater

    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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