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Moutohora: Island Sanctuary Five Stars

I would like to say a special thank you to our Captain Dave for his manaaki and aroha towards my... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2023
Erehi
Fantastic Moutohora

We went on a fabulous trip to Moutohora (Whale Island) today. The crew were fantastic, very... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

White Island Tours trip to the White Island active volcano is excellent - well organised, great staff, the trip over accompanied by gamboling dolphins is fab, and the opportunity to explore the volcano and learn about its geological and human history (including changes the guides have experienced first hand) is fascinating. Care is taken with safety including having (and using) gas masks.

Date of experience: January 2015
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Many thanks for such a positive review of your experience with us. It is so awesome for us to hear comments such as yours and we really appreciate you taking the time to review and share your experience with others. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Whakatane.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

what an amazing day had with these guys, very professional and friendly, nothing was too much trouble and also they were all very knowledgeable about both the volcano, island & all the wildlife on the way & back! Thank you guys, keep up the great work! X

Date of experience: January 2015
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us. I hope the rest of your travels in NZ were as enjoyable.

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

What should I say more? Walking on an active vulcano is awesome! The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeble about the island and its history. As it is an active vulcano this gives you the feeling you're safe with them all the time.
Extra bonus: on the way to the island some groups of dolphins were following us. The boat slowed down for half an hour to give everyone time to watch them and take pictures.

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Hi Mark,
Many thanks for your review, we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed exploring White Island with us! Great to hear that you felt safe with us as it is our top priority throughout our business. The dolphins are certainly a bonus to the day and we hope you got a great photo of them – if you did please feel free to share them with us! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels throughout New Zealand.

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

This is an amazing trip and I highly recommend it to everyone. The boat trip is one and a half hours each way and can be choppy so be prepared. The staff are professional, well trained and super friendly. They keep an eye out for any wild life on the trips and we got to see gannets up close and heaps of dolphins there and back. The actual walk on the volcano is just brilliant and informative. To get up close and personal to Mother Nature like that is unbelievably fascinating. We definitely needed our gas masks several times and it can sting your eyes. Lunch is provided on the return trip and I thought it was lovely. A lunch box with a sandwich, cake, oat bar, apple, crunchie and bottle of water. Lovely and chilled and quite a bit of food. The history of the island is enthralling and I am so pleased we did this trip and I keep telling everyone to do it. I think it is great value, yes $200/head but seriously value for the experience. Highly, highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2014
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Wow Jenny, thank you so much for your review and your recommendation for our tour to White Island. We are all really chuffed to read your thoughts on our tours and to hear from someone who genuinely appreciates the environment of White Island and surrounding marine life as much as we do. You’ve made our day, thank you!

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great experience, well organised and amazing to be so close to active volcano. On the way an exciting exposure to "dolphin soup". They were all around us for several minutes. Great photographic experience."

Date of experience: January 2015
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2015

Hi DMVG
Many thanks for your review, we think it’s pretty amazing to walk around the inside of an active volcano as well! The “dolphin soup” as you mentioned is also an awesome experience and if you captured an image of them we’d love to see it – they are so quick and graceful it is hard at times to get a good shot! Thanks again for your review and we hope you enjoyed your time in Whakatane.

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