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White Island Tours

Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 800 733 529
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Amazing!

This was one of the most amazing tours I have ever experienced. The staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Kelly B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Awesome!

Just got off the boat. Highly recommend this tour. The ride out & back takes a while but well worth... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Diane C
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Sydney, Australia
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Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury cruiser 'PeeJay' for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island. Sitting 49km off the coast of New Zealand's North Island, this is one of the world's most accessible live volcanos. With the majority of the volcano sitting beneath the sea it means we are able to disembark directly into the crater complex - no mountain climbing required. Being a live volcano there is little doubt that White Island is home to New Zealand's most impressive geothermal activity. Visitors are able to get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid. The vivid hues of yellow and orange resulting from the abundant sulphur on the island make it a photographer's dream. Experienced guides will lead visitors on a two hour exploration of the inner crater, providing a fascinating commentary on the geology of the island as well as stories of attempts to mine sulphur. Along with volcanic and geothermal features, you will see the remains of the sulphur factory which have survived multiple eruptions since being abandoned in the 1930s. Once back aboard PeeJay there may be time for a swim from the boat before being served a light packed lunch which can be enjoyed while viewing the outer walls of the island where Pohutukawa forests grow and large Australasian Gannet colonies exist. Our journey home often provides the opportunity to spend time viewing dolphins, whales and other marine life. We hold the necessary government permits to interact with these animals and it's a great way to end an already amazing day. Tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Whakatane.
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Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most amazing tours I have ever experienced. The staff were friendly and knowledgable and lunch was yummy! It was so exciting but scary at the same time to be standing on an active Marine Volcano! We were provided with gas...More

Thank Kelly B
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Kelly B, It was great to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us, and we thank you for taking the time to post your review. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Just got off the boat. Highly recommend this tour. The ride out & back takes a while but well worth the trip. The crew were very helpful and very professional throughout the entire 6 hour tour. Kelsey, Rachel & Peter were I. Hand throughout the...More

Thank Diane C
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Diane C, We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review and share your experience. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and I'm sure Kelsey, Rachel and Peter will be pleased to hear...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I can thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a fun, informative day. All the staff on board the boat to the island & during booking were helpful & made the whole experience enjoyable, a must do while in Whakatane.More

Thank Richard M
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Richard M, It was great to hear that you were able to tick White Island off your bucket list and that we were able to assist you in doing so. Thank you for your review and the kind recommendation, we hope you're enjoying the...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

A trip to this live volcano with White Island Tours is a must on every travellers itinerary. On the day we went, the sky was blue and the ocean was calm. The crew members were very friendly and the lunch box on the way back...More

Thank withinthebays
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi withinthebays, What great feedback - thank you! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, it certainly sounds like you picked a perfect day, and that you found the experience to be one that you would highly recommend....More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Surreal experience! A definite bucket list tick! We were amazed and awed to be up close to such a powerful force of Mother Nature! The staff are absolutely amazing - they're interested in where their guests come from and are passionate about affording you a...More

Thank laurendan73
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Laurendan73, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was really great to hear that you found the visit to White Island to be such a surreal experience, and we're most pleased to receive your feedback on our staff - that's...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

A great day out on sea and at White Island, to visit a living vulcano. We had good weather on our way to and from the island. The lunch provided was good.It is amazing to visit an active island and get good explainations about the...More

Thank Ton L
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Ton L, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and found the experience to be so special. Cheers!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The trip to White Island was one of the best things I did in New Zealand. The boat trip itself is very worth it and on good days you can even look as far as Coromandel. If you are lucky you can see dolphins or...More

Thank Lukas S
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi Lukas, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experience.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was a great day out with friendly and safety conscious staff who looked out for us at all times. They gave a great background to the island and guided us to the crater and back answering questions all the way. Special thanks must go...More

Thank joe20792016
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi joe20732016, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and that our staff had such a positive impact on your experience. Simone is a valued member of...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great experience for all of us aged 9 to 44. Little tip, make sure to have a day or two up your sleeve as they have difficulty landing on the island when there is a southerly blowing. Informative guides who are friendly.

Thank HelenYorke
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi HelenYorke, It was great to hear that your whole group enjoyed their visit to White Island with us, and we thank you kindly for taking a moment to leave your review.

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A brilliant and novel experience. Great and friendly crew made sure we felt at home on the boat. They were very knowledgeable on the tour, safety was important to them and they gave excellent coverage. A real blessing was seeing dolphins play beside the boat...More

Thank Alistair P
WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi Alistair P, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, and that, amongst other things, you appreciated the thought put into the safety. Dolphins are always a crowd pleaser, and we're stoked you got a chance to witness...More

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Jenny B
31 January 2017|
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Response from Paula D | Reviewed this property |
hi jenny I really don't think it would be suitable for children that age. there is a bit of walking over rocks and stuff. Also lots of dangerous stuff around.But an amazing trip otherwise. treat yourself and get a baby... More
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Response from WhiteIslandTours | Property representative |
Hi there, our tour is $219 for adults and $130 for children aged 4 to 15 inclusive.
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Response from Schosta | Reviewed this property |
We only booked the day before but checked the forecast first.
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