Experience the location of one of Jacques Cousteau's top 10 dive sites in the world! This is the ultimate Poor Knights day trip for a perfect day out on the water exploring the amazing World Heritage site. Lunch and all equipment supplied. Tour from Auckland in small groups.
One (or two) day tour from Auckland to Tutukaka. Spend the Perfect Day out on the water exploring the World Heritage site and marine playground that is the Poor Knights.
Jacques Cousteau named this little bit of paradise one of the top 10 dive and snorkeling spots in the world. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery (both above and below the water); an aquatic paradise rich with an abundance of marine mammals. Enter the world's largest sea cave, and view many others in the sheer rock faces of the vertically-impressive Poor Knights islands.
Observe the aerial acrobatics of carefree sea birds, enjoy delicious food, learn of the unique flora and rich history, and simply let the cares of the world melt away on board this fabulous boat in an even more fabulous marine haven.
Truly experience what makes the Poor Knights so special by snorkeling the heavenly waters, or if you want to feel like Jacques Cousteau himself, splash out and try scuba diving for the first time in this other-worldly environment of wonder.
Want to get in amongst it without getting wet? Then take a leisurely paddle in a kayak or on a stand-up paddle board, or simply stay on board, relax, and enjoy our Fish Cam; live-streamed images from beneath the boat. Truly, this marine reserve trip cannot be beaten.
On this tour you will be picked up from you hotel before we head north to the stunning Tutukaka coast. Along the way you will be treated to amazing views of New Zealand's east coast beaches, mountains and forests - a trip in itself - before arriving at the Tutukaka Marina where your truly captivating journey will begin.
You will board a large, multi-deck comfortable launch called Perfect Day! With plenty of indoor and outdoor space and all the equipment and comforts you need, the vessel itself is just one of the reasons this trip lives up to the boat's name. Once on board you will head out 23km on an open ocean trip to the islands, potentially encountering all manner of marine life along the way.
Once at the island there are many hidden harbours to choose from, so you will always be sheltered and comfortable. Your hosts will take you on a tour to show you the splendor of these islands, including a visit right inside the world’s largest sea cave. After the tour you can enjoy snorkeling or kayaking around arches and caves to see this world class maritime icon and all of the marine life it is home to.
After some exploring you will be ready for the delicious complimentary buffet lunch, warming the insides with tea and coffee, before getting busy relaxing or sunbathing on the boat.
Finally the ocean-going part of your trip has come to an end; it's time to head back to land.
Once on shore your friendly Cheeky Kiwi guide will take you to your local accommodation or return you back to Auckland with a few surprise stops on the way to complete your truly Perfect Day.