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Fantastic day at White Island

A fantastic trip on the PEEJAY 1V remember to bring suntan lotion and something if you get sea sick... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
KimDeve
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Opotiki, New Zealand
Good boat good crew excellent guides who have a good knowledge of the island and wildlife etc

This is a unique day out if your interested in wildlife eg birds, lizards and the local seal... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
graham19582015
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

I have always wanted to go to a Pest Free Island and I am glad I finally did. Whale Island itself was amazing, so beautiful and fascinating to look at. I loved the seal colony, there were some new born babies and they were just adorable!

The crew were very friendly and informative, what a fun boat ride! Once on the Island we got a really close look at Saddlebacks who were everywhere. It was amazing to see so many in one place since they are basically wiped out on the mainland.

I met a great group of people who all shared the passion of photography and really enjoyed myself.

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Reviewed 2 February 2015

I joined ten other nature lovers and wildlife photographers for a half day trip to Whale Island and had the most amazing experience. We got up close to wild seals and getting fantastic photos was so easy - we didn't even have to get off the boat. Our awesome skipper put us right in the middle of all the action. We then landed on the island which was easy even for the three of our crew who are 70 plus who didn't even get their feet wet. We were amazed by the amount of saddlebacks on the island, a rare species in NZ. They were all around us and we were charmed by their distinctive song. The bird life is awesome and the island just beautiful. Everyone was blown away by the experience. I'm going to go back to do the swimming with the seals experience!

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

a group of like minded woman all went on a trip with whale island tours... all thoroughly enjoyed it. Great team building fun exercise

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Reviewed 7 February 2013

I had overseas visitors from Holland and took them on a trip with Diveworks to Whale Island. It was a great trip and enjoyed by all in our party. The skipper Phil van Dusschoten explained everytrhing in great detail. The walk is an easy tramp and can be done by older people. It was a fun afternoon.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018
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