What to expect from our trips

We are the only dedicated Snorkelling trip in the Bay of Islands, so we are focused on giving you value for money and creating great memories
from your time in our beautiful back yard.

Feel comfortable with 85% of our travelling time out to Deep Water Cove is in sheltered protected waters so there is amazing scenery to see along the way.

With two sites planned for most of our trips, our main focus is in the No take zone of Deep Water Cove, with its well known clear waters, it is filled with plentiful and varied marine life, which also makes it fun for us – as we never know what else will turn up… explore a massive archway, amazing underwater scenery and have fun with cheeky fish that will make you laugh!

Even though the waters here are warm, we provide wet-suits so you are able to spend more time in the water, also a hot water rinse off for when you get out of the water and a cup of soup!

Our well travelled and experienced snorkellers have described our trip as world class and many put the area on a par with The Poor Knights!

*If weather conditions do not allow us to get there, we have other locations up our sleeves.

REVIEW ON TRIP ADVISOR Bay of Islands Snorkelling was AMAZING! Tammy was so knowledgeable about the area and she really went out of her way to make sure we saw all of its beauty! It was a great small boat experience where enjoying your snorkel was the top priority. Thank you Tammy for the great Bay of Islands experience!


Adults (15+): $150

Children: $90 

Special Family rate  from $420  (2 Adults and 2 children 14 and under, extra children $60)


Private trip $1000*  Please email me your inquiry info@boisnorkelling.co.nz *conditions apply

Snorkelling/sightseeing/history and all sorts of marine life. Tammy knows the Bay very well so you wont be disappointed

All snorkelling gear included free of charge, but you’re welcome to bring your own.


25th of Dec 2021   till 31st January  2022

Two  3.5 hour trips Departing

AM     Russell Wharf  8am / Paihia Wharf  8.15

PM      Paihia Wharf 12.30 /Russell Wharf 12.45

Please be at the wharf 15 min before your departure time


1st Dec – 24th Dec 2021

1st February – 30th June 2022

One 4.5 hour trip Departing

Russell Wharf 9.00am / Paihia Wharf 9.15am

Please be at the wharf 15min before departure time.
Stops for a break at Otehei Bay on way back, returns around 1:30pm 



 We can drop you off on Urupukapuka Island after your morning snorkelling trip. Spend the afternoon kayaking, paddle boarding, relaxing at Otehei Bay’s Cafe & bar, or exploring some of New Zealand’s most stunning walking tracks.

*For $25 extra per person, the ferries are regular that you can choose which one to take to get you home.                     

*Summer season when ferries are operating. (This picture is of the Island!)


We can provide  personal assistance and floatation aid for those less confident in water, to make you feel more at ease. Snorkelling in calm waters from an anchored boat provides a no pressure situation.
We have a well-equipped first aid kit and our crew are fully trained in all situations.
The waters here in NZ are safe waters to swim in, without the regular dangers that other countries have to worry about.
Registered with Maritime NZ, we comply with the health and safety on the water regulations, and we carry on board all forms of communication and equipment required.

What to bring

Swimwear (please wear under clothes) & towel
Hat & sunscreen
Warm clothes
A sense of adventure!

There is limited room on the boat so please travel light

What we provide

 5mm Spring wetsuits,  Long wetsuits available
Masks & snorkels
Flotation aids (if required)
Hot water shower for when you get out of the water and soup!

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