We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share

Banana Boat Whitianga
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
3
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lots of fun”(4 reviews)
“cathedral cove”(11 reviews)
“ride”(14 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
| The Esplanade Beach, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Website
+64 210 832 8350
Call
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

I was concerned about my 7 year old on the banana boat but nothing more important for the owners than safety!! All had a great ride! Extremely fun, very friendly owners, worth every dollar you spend!!! Enjoy the experience!!!

3  Thank MCLLM2013
Reviews (41)
There are newer reviews for Banana Boat Whitianga
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
41 results
Traveller rating
32
8
0
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
32
8
0
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lots of fun cathedral cove ride swim towed shore boat sea
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting banana boat for nearly 10 years. It never gets old or boring. Great fun for all ages from my young son to my younger grandparents (nearly 80s) a defo must do.

Thank Whitikat
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A little nervous to start with, but as soon as we got going I enjoyed every second of the ride! We were allowed to jump off the banana and swim into a cave which was nothing less than amazing! The best $20 I have ever...More

Thank BronBen
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for a ride earlier in the week with my partner and just had to bring my Mum and friend to have a go! Did the "Scenic Ride" both times, but this time we hopped off the banana and swam in the cave!! Just...More

Thank HannahE1187
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Banana Boat has friendly sisters ready to help you and prepare you for much fun on the water. While waiting your turn there is a volley ball net on the beach where you can play. Prices are reasonable and refreshments on the Cathedral cove tour...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

My partner and I took the banana boat from buffalo beach to cathedral cove it was an amazing experience with super helpful and friendly staff would definitely go again. My partner then proposed when we were at cathedral cove and the staff were so nice...More

Thank Kourtney01
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the banana boat ride alot. Great hospitality and the cathedral cove was beautiful. They even gave us hot coffee after we got back from seeing the island.

Thank Poorni I
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

There is absolutely nothing bad to say about this service. Very lovely people, great prices with different ride options. Lots of fun and great for something to do in the summer!!!

1  Thank AliceInWonderla... L
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This is just plain good fun on a hot summer's day and there are a variety of rides from the tame to the 'hell bender' A must do whilst in Whitianga

Thank serenesea
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The highlight of my 6 year olds visit to Whitianga. $30 for 2 adults (free with the littlies) and 3 children was superb value and they all loved it!! They told the kids to do thumbs up for faster, down for slower and their thumbs...More

2  Thank Cat G
Reviewed 15 January 2015

2 adults and 2 kids did the ride that took us to Cooks Beach and had a quick swim inside a cave. Great scenery and good value for money family activity

1  Thank Lissa M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
Beachfront Resort
386 reviews
1.17 km away
Admiralty Lodge Motel
291 reviews
1.77 km away
Baileys at the Beach Motel
83 reviews
1.82 km away
Oceanside Motel Whitianga
99 reviews
2.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 60 nearby restaurants
Poivre & Sel
231 reviews
3.10 km away
The French Fig
197 reviews
3.23 km away
The Espy Cafe
304 reviews
3.09 km away
Eggsentric Cafe
343 reviews
3.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 41 nearby attractions
The Lost Spring
1,540 reviews
2.71 km away
Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve
136 reviews
3.05 km away
Purangi Estate Limited
100 reviews
7.46 km away
Stargazers Astronomy Tours
28 reviews
7.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
krystal p
18 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from banana131 | Property representative |
Hi krystal yes it Is suitable for young children if shes confident enough to go on you can share a rope with them or if they are or get nervous you can put them in the boat. thanks
1
Vote