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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 29 January 2015

My wife and I had an amazing time taking the boat out to explore White Island.
Everyone was friendly and happy to answer any questions.
The tour itself was superb, getting that close to an active volcano was mind blowing!!!
The boat ride was faster than we expected and luckily not too rough, we were also very lucky to see some dolphins on our way back which the boat stopped plenty of time for. The pack lunch provided was more than enough and very tasty!
Thanks for a fantastic day.
(14/01/2015)

Date of experience: January 2015
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Many thanks for review of the day with us, great to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

The staffs are experienced, and the boat is new.

The only thing is to bring sea sickness medication if you can get sea / car / whatever sickness. It is out the open sea, 1/3 of the people was sitting at the back throwing up. Fun for me to watch, but I am sure it was not fun for those having to throw up for 90 minutes going there and 90 minutes coming back.

Date of experience: November 2014
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. The island is 49km off the coast of Whakatane so is out in open sea as you mentioned, because of this, if you are prone to seasickness we recommend taking motion sickness medication prior to undertaking the trip with us.

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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to White Island. Every member of the team we interacted with was warm, professional and well informed. You could see they love what they do and it was nice to see the crew as excited about the swimming and dolphins as the passengers were. Not only did we have the experience of seeing an active volcano up close and personal but we also went on a stunning day when the ocean was blue and crystal clear.
Seeing Dolphins there and back, and also flying fish made the trip extra special. The Dolphins were amazing.
Lunch was good and even the 2 teenagers happily ate up all that was on offer.
All in all well worth the $ and time, an outstanding trip.

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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Many thanks for your review of your experience with us, some great feedback for the crew which we’ll be sure to pass onto them.

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Reviewed 16 January 2015

I was skeptical about this trip - but was totally blown away by what we saw on the island - the steaming ground and the immense sulphurous clouds required gas masks (supplied) and the guide (Alex) was well informed and patient. There were so many things to see and experience including an almost entirely corroded factory. This is a great experience and is well run.

Date of experience: January 2015
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us, it’s always great to hear from visitors who weren’t sure about the trip at the start but gave it a go anyway and came away with a great experience.

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

We could not be more pleased with our tour of White Island. We saw many amazing natural wonders during our visit to New Zealand and Australia, and this tour experience made it to the top of a very competitive list. The staff were amazing, super accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable. The boat was beautiful and equipment high quality. The tour of the Island is surreal and incredible - an experience none of us will ever forget. If you visit the North Island, you must make a trip to Whakatane and experience this tour. Five stars!

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Melissa M
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WhiteIslandTours, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2015

Wow! Thank you for your fantastic review of your experience with us. We are really chuffed we made it to the top of your list and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in New Zealand.

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