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Address: Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury cruiser 'PeeJay' for a 6...

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury cruiser 'PeeJay' for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island.

Sitting 49km off the coast of New Zealand's North Island, this is one of the world's most accessible live volcanos. With the majority of the volcano sitting beneath the sea it means we are able to disembark directly into the crater complex - no mountain climbing required.

Being a live volcano there is little doubt that White Island is home to New Zealand's most impressive geothermal activity. Visitors are able to get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid. The vivid hues of yellow and orange resulting from the abundant sulphur on the island make it a photographer's dream.

Experienced guides will lead visitors on a two hour exploration of the inner crater, providing a fascinating commentary on the geology of the island as well as stories of attempts to mine sulphur. Along with volcanic and geothermal features, you will see the remains of the sulphur factory which have survived multiple eruptions since being abandoned in the 1930s.

Once back aboard PeeJay there may be time for a swim from the boat before being served a light packed lunch which can be enjoyed while viewing the outer walls of the island where Pohutukawa forests grow and large Australasian Gannet colonies exist.

Our journey home often provides the opportunity to spend time viewing dolphins, whales and other marine life. We hold the necessary government permits to interact with these animals and it's a great way to end an already amazing day.

Tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Whakatane.

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Just brilliant - a must do!

We had one of our best days on what was already a brilliant holiday, heading out to White Island. Staff were simply wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable, adding to a mind... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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Glenfield, New South Wales, Australia
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Glenfield, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had one of our best days on what was already a brilliant holiday, heading out to White Island. Staff were simply wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable, adding to a mind blowing day out for the whole family. (NB lunch was provided) Thanks White Island Tours!

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi David R, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review and share you experience!! More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

What a great trip from start to finish although our trip left the wharf at 08:00 hr's, not that this was a problem. The boat was comfortable and clean plus everyone was welcomed aboard and well look after by the crew. The sea for our trip was fairly calm and therefore able to get out on the forward deck and... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi JORO6, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to hear that you were able to tick off one of your bucket list items and that it did not disappoint. I'm sure Rachel and Peter will be happy to hear that they added to your experience, and thank you for the kind recommendation! Cheers! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We took our two children, ages 7 & 9 on this tour. The boat trip out was rough as Cyclone Debbie had been through, however Sealegs pills at breakfast meant we all enjoyed the exciting hour and half ride out to the island while others suffered. Sealegs travel sick pills can be bought at any chemist and are a must.... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi topdeck73, Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review. It sounds like you picked exactly the right time to visit, between Cyclone Debbie and Cook - very opportune! It was also great to hear that you came well prepared with sea legs and as a result were able to enjoy the boat journey. We do... More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day ... boat ride to White Island chaperoned by many dolphins en route.Walking on the Volcano not challenging also Peter our guide very informative fascinating history of the people who mined the island.Lovely lunch on return trip.

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Chris W, It was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, taking in a pod of dolphins along the way, and we thank you for taking the time to post your review. Cheers! More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was a last minute decision to visit White Island but so worth the trip. The boat trip was a bit rough but the staff kept us safe and secure. The weather at the island was supurb. The guides were professional and kept us safe, but also let us view the best the island had to offer. Lunch was provided... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi donhF1469WZ, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experience. Cheers! More 

Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Last month we took a tour with this company, to White Island and experienced a marine volcano that is ACTIVE! It was amazing. We are so glad we took this trip and would recommend it to anyone.

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Virginie S, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us and the experience of walking on an active marine volcano - one of a kind isn't it! The kind recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels! More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was a really great tour! Beautiful island, nice boat ride and lot of information about the volcano itself :) Great guiding tour thank you very much it was a pleasure to be there. Ola and Gareth from Waitomo :)

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Hi Ola, Gareth, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour to White Island with us and the chance to learn more about the volcano! Cheers! More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A very professional set up, great staff and an amazing tour around an active volcano. The boat trip took about an hour and a half and once at White Island we were ferried to the landing stage in a small inflatable boat. We spent about an hour and a half on the Island. Back on the boat we were given... More 

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Hi Figgy01, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experience. Cheers! More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The tour boat was nice and clean, staff were friendly enough. The lunch provided after the tour was very filling. The tour itself was allright, i dont know. Dont get me wrong, the island is beautiful and interesting but there was absolutely no action. It was just like looking at smokes here and there and then some Rocks for 220$.... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ricalabonita, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're sorry to hear that your visit to White Island did not meet your expectations. Whilst we believe the experience of being able to walk on an active volcano to be particularly unique and exciting, we understand that it is not to everyone's tastes. Cheers! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Everything about this tour is brilliant, from the super fun staff to the top of the art equipment and boats, from the stunning place to its weird feature, from the dolphins to the gannets, from the lollies to the packed lunch, there is nothing we did not love about our 5 hours with White Island Tours! Again please!

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WITManagement, Manager at White Island Tours, responded to this review

Hi Robin_Laura, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're thrilled you both enjoyed your visit to White Island with us and would happily welcome back again anytime! All the best with the rest of your travels, we look forward to tracking your journey. Cheers! More 

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