Reviews and travel ratings on White Island, Pee Jay Tours in New Zealand (85% from 94 reviews) 49 kilometres off the coast of the Bay of Plenty emerges White Island – a live volcano of relentless intensity! Join us for a 6 hour adventure to this exhilarating, enchanting island........

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49 kilometres off the coast of the Bay of Plenty emerges White Island – a live volcano of relentless intensity! Join us for a 6 hour adventure to this exhilarating, enchanting island........

Emerging from the sparkling waters of the Bay of Plenty is White Island – an active marine volcano! Climb aboard ‘PeeJay’ for a 6 hr adventure to this fascinating island and discover a vibrant landscape of hissing fumaroles, lava bombs, glittering yellow sulphur crystals, unusual rock formations and hot thermal streams… Venture to the crater’s edge and explore the skeletal remains of an old sulphur mining factory. Tours depart daily, weather dependent. Light packed lunch and refreshments provided.
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Contact Details

Email: info@whiteisland.co.nz

Website: White Island, Pee Jay Tours

Phone: 0800 PEE JAY (0800 733 529)

Phone (intl): 647 308 9588

Whakatane Address:
15 The Strand East Whakatane

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Christopher Buch Madsen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

It was awesome, we were sailed to and guided on White Island, the guides were amazing but I feel like they could have...

It was awesome, we were sailed to and guided on White Island, the guides were amazing but I feel like they could have shown us more.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in March 2014

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Phil Bromby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good informative guides, excellent venue. Very different lunch provided plus sick bags and flannels!

Good informative guides, excellent venue. Very different lunch provided plus sick bags and flannels!

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Only marked down because it's very expensive and there are definitely times to avoid doing this trip. If you get the ...

Only marked down because it's very expensive and there are definitely times to avoid doing this trip. If you get the right day, then even at the high price this rates as one of the best day trips you can have in this part of the country. Don't go after (or during) windy days or rough seas as the long boat ride becomes a misery with your fellow seasick companions. Best time to go is on a calm sunny day in December through Jan and early Feb following days of settled weather. At this time of year you'll be unlucky not to see flying fish, dolphin, schooling fish, have a swim off the boat at the island, and of course White Island is at its best. If you're lucky you'll also see pilot whales, orca, bottlenose dolphin, and be exhausted (don't plan to travel far afterwards) after a day in the sun and salt air.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2013

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice views, perfect weather, awesome experience. Price is definitely too high.

Really nice views, perfect weather, awesome experience. Price is definitely too high.

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in February 2014

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Daryl

United States

Ranking: 8/10

White Island is a very interesting active volcano. I enjoyed seeing it. The boat ride is long. You spend more time on...

White Island is a very interesting active volcano. I enjoyed seeing it. The boat ride is long. You spend more time on the boat than on the island. I would have enjoyed more time in the island, not the tour company's fault though.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in January 2014

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Mathias Butterlin

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice trip in and around White Island. We've seen dolphins and sharks on the sea. A little bit expensive but awesome!!

Nice trip in and around White Island. We've seen dolphins and sharks on the sea. A little bit expensive but awesome!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nelle Dutilleur

France

Ranking: 10/10

Just amazing! I'm really happy that i did this trip. The walk on the volcano was very interesting.

Just amazing! I'm really happy that i did this trip. The walk on the volcano was very interesting.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Bert Pubeg

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

all fine, impressive scenery. a bit to expensive. saw dolphins, pilot whales, sharks. felt like very small creatures ...

all fine, impressive scenery. a bit to expensive. saw dolphins, pilot whales, sharks. felt like very small creatures on the volcano island.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2013

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Henzen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Expensive.

Expensive.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Lucie

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice trip. Tour on the island itself very interesting. Enough time on the island. Good lunch provided.

Very nice trip. Tour on the island itself very interesting. Enough time on the island. Good lunch provided.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ralf Glaser

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

One day tour by boat to White Island. Interesting, lunch and cold drinks, a lot of information, nice boat. Too expens...

One day tour by boat to White Island. Interesting, lunch and cold drinks, a lot of information, nice boat. Too expensive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Roy Barton

England

Ranking: 9/10

Trip to While Island Volcano - incredible experience. Transfer to White Island from boat by rubber dinghy. Dolphins/f...

Trip to While Island Volcano - incredible experience. Transfer to White Island from boat by rubber dinghy. Dolphins/flying fish in the bay.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Brian Livesey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised tour of one of natures weirdest places; excellent equipment and attentive staff, lots of sweets t...

Very well organised tour of one of natures weirdest places; excellent equipment and attentive staff, lots of sweets to suck to beat the fumes.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2012