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White Island Tours

Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 800 733 529
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Incredible and highly recommended

Peejay's White Island tour was easily one of the best tours I've ever been on. White Island is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Turtleking
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Interlaken, Switzerland
A must do trip, unforgettable!

We'd set aside several days in case our booked day was cancelled as this tour is weather dependant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JayJay015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island (Whakaari) – New Zealand’s most active volcano. After being fitted with hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater floor. Experience 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. After the time on the island, lunch will be served back on the boat as we cruise to see the outer walls of the island, abundant with Pōhutukawa 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 the day. Tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Whakatāne. For those wishing to stay in Whakatāne, we recommend the White Island Rendezvous motel, which is also the check-in location for our tours.
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Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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+64 800 733 529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peejay's White Island tour was easily one of the best tours I've ever been on. White Island is an amazing active place and it was a real once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk around the volcano. Absolutely worth visiting and experiencing for yourself. I also want to...More

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi TurtleKing, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're sure Olivia and the entire team will be thrilled to hear that you had such a great time exploring White Island with them - including the chance to see some flying fish!!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd set aside several days in case our booked day was cancelled as this tour is weather dependant, and we were desperate to do it! Luckily for us our tour went ahead and other than a small miscommunication about the departure time (everyone was told...More

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JayJay015, It was great to hear that you and your family enjoyed their time visiting White Island with us, and we thank you for taking the time to post this review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting New Zealand and miss this tour, you have no-one to blame but yourself. Where else on earth can you visit an active volcano. There is 1 1/2 hour boat ride to the island with a chance to see dolphins, whales and...More

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Sam, We're pleased you included our White Island tour in your New Zealand itinerary, and that you came away believing it to be a "must see" - we're thrilled with this feedback. Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the wind blowing from the south, this made the boat ride out very interesting. We were unable to unload off the wharf and had to jump into an inflatable and then rock hop to get to the island. So glad we did this, this...More

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jod5ar73, We're thrilled you had such a great time visiting White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A weather dependent trip and our first one was cancelled. Those with limited time should book a back up date in case of bad weather or forecast. We had a wonderful time with two totally contrasting guides. The long trip there and back was almost...More

Thank Jenga22
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenga22, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us - including an encounter with some of our local marine friends - and thank you for taking the time to post this review and share your experience. Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! Thank you very much. Highly recommend this tour, friendly, funny and very knowledgeable.

Thank JefAlison
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JefAlison, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour and appreciate the kind recommendation! Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start? This was the most amazing and stunning day I could ever have asked for. The whole crew is so knowledgeable, friendly, kind and simply just awesome!!! Arrived at the island, and I was blown away of it's beauty. This tour must go...More

Thank Sarah M
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah M, It was great to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to post this review and share your experience. Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The White Island company manages the local motel as well as tours out to White Island. The number of sales travellers and reps etc staying there shows its a good place to stay tho the cheaper rooms have no aircon so check first!More

Thank stugross
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stugross, Thank you for another review. As you mentioned, this particular page is for our tour operation (not our motel). Not too worry, because even though you did not join our tour when you last visited our motel, we hope you may consider doing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best tours you can book! They are very well organized and eco-friendly (they ask you to bring your own bottle of water, so there's less plastic waste that ends up in our oceans!) :) Our boat (Peejay 4) was very...More

Thank ringwood91
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ringwood91, It was great to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us and thank you for taking the time to post this review.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The trip to white island takes about 1 and a half hours...but it is well worth it. White island tours give you a great experience with helpful and friendly staff. If you are touring the north island...set aside a day for this experience

1  Thank Jeff C
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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, It was great to hear that you found the tour to be worthwhile, and we thank you for taking the time to post this review.

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keliauninkai
11 June 2018|
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Response from WITManagement | Property representative |
Hi Keliauinkai, There is free parking out the front of the motel/tour check in point. Once you have checked out of the motel the morning of your tour, you can move your car into one of the parking spots out the front. It’s... More
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helen f
12 April 2018|
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Hi Helen, Thank you for your question. We're delighted that your considering including our White Island tour as part of your New Zealand holiday itinerary. White Island is located 49kms offshore, with the journey to island... More
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chuckyu47
20 March 2018|
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Hi chuckyu47, Thank you for your interest in visiting White Island with White Island Tours. If you would like to contact our team directly, we will happily provide you with further information. Cheers!
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