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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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103 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 8.

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Gesa Roemer

Ranking: 8/10

Nice thing to do but quite expensive. Boat trip is really long but great chance to see dolphins (sometimes even whales).

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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elena salimzhanova

Ranking: 10/10

It's was unforgettable experience and you will never forget it

Reviewed about 1 month ago and experienced in January 2016

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Petra Fragner


Ranking: 10/10

Standing in the crater of an active volcano - a once in a lifetime experience!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Niclas Ullno


Ranking: 8/10

Feels like you are on another planet.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Amazing nature with a nice little boat trip, but it was really expensive and our guide was talking in a bored way.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Ranking: 10/10

A good camera is a must have when doing this tour.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Koehler Ute


Ranking: 10/10

Expressive! Awesome, cool Tour, best ever ! Dort Miss it.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Jakub Trojanek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Nice trip to a natural volcanic island. From Whakatane reached by boat (3 hours return), approximately 2 hours spent walking on the island with a guide. Pretty bad smell mostly, worth it.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Emilie Normand


Ranking: 7/10

It was nice discovering the island but the company said the tour included the dolphins to watch but we only saw two dolphins in the distance. So it was expensive just to see the island.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in January 2015

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Emma Keegan


Ranking: 7/10

Had a good time, a little pricey though.
I have to admit I thought I was going to see burning hot lava :) haha shows how much I know about marine volcanoes lol
An enjoyable boat ride there and information provided was interesting.
A nice walk around island and talk by guides.
Very smelly due to sulphur (stirred up my asthma quite a bit)
A good experience though.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Christopher Buch Madsen


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 shown us more.

Reviewed over 1 year 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!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2014

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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 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 over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2013