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.

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!

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

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

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

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+): $120

Children: $70 

Special Family rate  from $360  (2 Adults and 2+ children 14 and under)


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


25th of Dec 2020   till 31st January  2021

Two  31/2 hour trips Departing

AM     Russell Wharf  8am / Paihia Wharf  8.15

PM      Russell Wharf 12.30 /Paihia Wharf 12.45

Please be at the wharf 15 minutes before departure

1st February – 25th July 2021

2nd October – 26th Dec 2021
Russell Wharf 9.30am / Paihia Wharf 9.45am
Stops for a break at Otehei Bay on way back, returns around 2pm 

Call in the off season (26th July – 1st October) as I may be able to help


 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)


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 (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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