We aim to depart at 10am, however, a number of factors such as weather, sea conditions and tides can affect this time. We will confirm the departure time with you the night before your tour.
Moutohorā is a pest-free island and a bio-security clearance check is required before departure.
Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework we are required to ensure all passengers aged over 12 years and 3 months have a valid My Vaccine Pass when our district is in Red or Orange status. Your My Vaccine Pass will be checked prior to boarding the vessel. We request that face coverings are worn during check-in, biosecurity checks and onboard the vessel.
Child $59 (15 years and under)
For more information on protecting NZ’s offshore islands, please see the Department of Conservation brochure here.
This is definitely a jewel in New Zealand's crown. Have spent my whole life exploring and adventuring in and around New Zealand and absolutely loved this trip on many levels. Don't miss it.
Tom Mulholland - New Zealand
An excellent trip done with work colleagues. Luck gave us a perfect day and the chance to see a pod of dolphins on the trip out and back. It's a short boat ride and then a guided hike (not hard work at all) on the island. We had time to go for a swim on a hot-water beach (geothermal water vents providing the hot water). Beautiful views and a great day. Very friendly crew. A really great trip to do.
Anon - Ohope, New Zealand
Thank you to the staff members who made our Waitangi day, Moutohora Island experience unforgettable. Great ride out and back, excellent commentary on board and on the Island. Fantastic weather and the sea was beautifully flat. What a magical place Moutohora Island is. I would recommend this trip to everyone. Also special thanks to the cook who made the yummy ginger biscuits for the ride back. Top marks you guys.
Sandy Connelly - New Zealand
Had a great trip to the island and learnt a lot from our guides. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. A great way to spend half a day.
Anon - New Zealand
Great trip. All the staff were knowledgeable and personable which made the trip even more enjoyable. From the dolphins and seals on the way out to picking the rock formations on the way back in it was an enjoyable four and a half hours on the water.
Anon - Te Puke, New Zealand
My husband and I treated ourselves to the day tour of Moutohora Island for our wedding anniversary. What an amazing day it turned out to be. Our experience included seeing dolphins, seals, tuatara, saddleback birds, geckos and kiwi tracks in their natural settings... We had time to dig in the sand for hot water and swim in a bay. The crew were attentive and knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna of the island. We had a wonderful day and highly recommend the Moutohora Island day tour.
Anon - Whakatane, New Zealand