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Perfect Day Ocean Cruise

Marina Road, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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There is no point in my repeating all the other wonderful comments made, totally agree! But what I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What a day

The name says it all, I have never seen so much marine life. It was absolutely amazing words cannot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devon, United Kingdom
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An icon on Northland’s horizon, the Poor Knights Islands are both a complete Marine Reserve, and a Nature Reserve. The Perfect Day’s half-day cruise takes you snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding in sub-tropical waters, sightseeing into the World's largest sea-cave and through spectacular arches. With a dramatic volcanic backdrop and turbulent Maori history, teaming schools of fish and bird life, this is a day you will remember for the rest of your life.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Marina Road, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
+64 9-434 3867
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no point in my repeating all the other wonderful comments made, totally agree! But what I must say is how well the crew made my mother-in-law (83) enjoy this experience as much as myself, husband and our sons (ages 20 and 22) Mum...More

Thank babylon_f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all, I have never seen so much marine life. It was absolutely amazing words cannot explain the area. All the staff were very knowledgeable on the area. They were around to help and assist when needed. Something I found a real...More

Thank rebeccabroom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of the best snorkelling locations in the world. We saw so many types of fish. The boat was clean and large enough to comfortably seat all the passengers. It was comforting to be on such a large vessel because the potential for...More

Thank renn78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly magical snorkelling experience on a stunning day at the beautiful Poor Knights Islands. Fish galore and wonderful visibility- I've snorkelled in the Pacific Islands, the Med and the Caribbean but this was particularly special. Lots of available activities, awesome knowledgable crew, good food...More

Thank AnnieO07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to explore one of NZ's hidden gems! Easy cruise to destination; then snorkel, kayak or paddle board around. 3 hrs time in the water to explore it all. Warm ocean waters and cold lunch provided. Highly recommended for a weekend trip...More

Thank dandeluxnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was intending to take the boat trip to hole in the rock out of Paihia. As we were staying in Tutukaka we decided to book the Perfect Day trip instead. So glad we did. Two hours of snorkelling included a mini hole in the rock...More

Thank Beatshome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Perfect Day Ocean Cruise after reading about it in a Sunday supplement. Unfortunately the trip was cancelled due to bad weather. The staff were really helpful in re-organising our trip. The trip was fantastic, the staff are all really friendly,...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

On arriving at perfect day ocean cruise, the staff were very helpful. Going on the boat to the island, which was a very nice boat to say the least, we were able to slow down to watch dolphins on route. On arrival at the pause...More

Thank driver906
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t fault this cruise ! Fantastic skipper and crew, very informative, professional and great sense of humour. Once parked up at poor knights islands you have the option of kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling or remaining on the boat. Opportunity to see largest sea cave in...More

Thank 31Lorna
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I cannot say it any better, the Perfect Day Ocean Cruise really does provide a perfect day. In the morning after checking in you get on a boat with the other guests. Even though it seems there are about 50 people on board the boat...More

Thank KimvdHorst
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Jackie E
17 January 2016|
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Response from driver906 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes easy enough to get in and out of sea and plenty of staff to assist if needed. Weather you need to wear wet suit I suppose it depends on you but we went this week and it was warm enough without (January) after the... More