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Fantastic Moutohora

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

Reviewed 18 April 2021
hannahbI1019FC
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Great flight thoroughly recommend

Our Pilot was Joana we had a perfect flight and views of the island with a number of circuits at... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2020
graemebunker
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

We went on a fabulous trip to Moutohora (Whale Island) today. The crew were fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable, the boat was great and well equipped and Moutohora itself is stunning. We saw New Zealand fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks and chilling in the water, Saddlebacks singing in the bush and native geckos hiding out from the sun. Our guide was very approachable and accommodating to the needs of everyone one in our group.
Stunning views, gorgeous beaches, geothermal features, hot water beach (where you can dig yourself a hot pool if the tide is right) and relaxing atmosphere... what more can you ask for from a day trip?!

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Our Pilot was Joana we had a perfect flight and views of the island with a number of circuits at different altitudes.
Great commentary and knowledge. With views of whale 🐳island and the coastline.
Smooth take off and landing. Thank you 😊

Date of experience: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 May 2020

There are not many places you can visit the mouth of an active volcano so easily. As long as your aware of the risks (remote as they are) this is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

The Bay of Plenty certainly meets up to its name. One of the best things to do in Whakatane is the Moutohorā Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) trip. The crew is phenomenal and the scenery is idyllic. There is a hike involved, and the views from the top blew me away. The care that is taken to preserve the natural habitat of the island is incredible. After hiking and sitting on the beach to eat lunch, with a quick dip in the ocean the boat goes around the entire island. If the front was interesting, the back side of the island looked like a movie set. Things to remember, bring your towel and bathing suit and lots of water. There are restrooms on the island. And fear not, if you forget your towel they will borrow you one for a nominal fee. Book early! This tour sells out (and it’s worth every penny!)

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

We went on their tour to Whale Island. It was great, crew were fantastic & whole tour was so friendly & professional. All the knowledge given & the Sulphur Beach experience with the hot water coming out of the sand. A wonderful 4.5hours experience from Whakatane. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2020
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