From Sandspit: Boat Cruise to Little Barrier Island

From Sandspit: Boat Cruise to Little Barrier Island

From US$ 114.66 per person

Explore the incredible coastline of the prehistoric Little Barrier Island. Enjoy a 6-hour eco-cruise that features towering cliffs, caves, and dense native forest. Snorkel, kayak, and use the paddleboard while discovering great wildlife opportunities.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Private group
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide


  • Have plenty of time to enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboards or just sit back and admire the breath-taking scenery
  • Experience crystal clear blue waters and fantastic snorkeling
  • Enjoy lunch plus all the activity equipment including wetsuits
Full description
Embark on an adventure and discover the beautiful coastline of the prehistoric Little Barrier Island. Depart from Sandspit Wharf which is an easy 50-minute drive from Auckland city. Cruise out to Little Barrier Island which takes approximately 75 minutes. Pass by Kawau Island before venturing out across the open ocean to the dramatic, prehistoric island of Hauturu Little Barrier. On the way, there are always fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewings (but never guaranteed), including dolphins, whales, and orcas. Once the island is reached, the cruise slows down to enjoy the amazing views of the prehistoric Little Barrier Island the coastline. Listen to the commentary from your friendly guide that will share fascinating commentary on the island's wildlife and history. Watch out for seals and seabirds as the tour makes its way around to a sheltered bay for an afternoon full of adventure. Wetsuits are provided, along with full snorkel gear, kayaks & paddleboards, allowing you to really enjoy the amazingly clear blue waters and marine life. A nutritious lunch is provided, as well as complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Please note landing on the island is not permitted.
  • Lunch
  • Tea, coffee & hot chocolate.
  • Boat transport to and from the island
  • Full commentary on the island's history & ecology
  • Wetsuits, snorkel equipment, kayaks, and paddleboards
  • Transfers

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet 1443 Sandspit Road, Laly Haddon Place, Sandspit 0982, New Zealand Sandspit Public Wharf, Sandspit Road, Warkworth

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • The boat cruise crosses the open ocean, conditions can at times be rough
  • If you suffer from motion sickness it is advised you take medication before you get on the boat
Organized by

Product ID: 188157