White Island Tours

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129 Rankers Reviews

105 Face-to-Face

25 Boat Cruises

1 Geothermal

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White Island

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Join White Island Tours on a journey to discover the incredible active marine volcano that is White Island!

Departing from Whakatāne in the Bay of Plenty, you’ll join our friendly crew aboard one of our fleet of boats and head 49km off the coast towards White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.

Upon arrival, we’ll disembark directly into the crater complex. No climbing is required as this is one of the world’s most accessible live volcanoes. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you on a fascinating guided tour to explore White Island’s inner crater. Hear about the interesting history and geology of White Island as you discover first-hand the magic of this sensational volcano. Get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams, the amazing lake of steaming acid and see the remains of the island’s Sulphur factory. Following this once in a lifetime journey into a volcano crater you will return to the boat and be served a picnic style packed lunch before we depart for the return trip to Whakatāne.

The area is also home to dolphins, whales and other marine life and viewing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is a great way to end an already amazing day.

You’re only a few clicks away from what can only be described as a truly unique and awe-inspiring adventure…

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North IslandBay of PlentyWhakatane

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  • Boat Cruises
  • Geothermal

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Matthew Mutimer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A truely wonderful experience that any traveller to NZ should experience. A highly professional and informative crew who go above and beyond to ensure guest are looked after and given the best possible experience. Do not miss this one!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Julian Gury

France

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful guided tour around the island but a bit too expensive for a backpacker.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

White Island Tours responds:

Hi Julian,
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.

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Sylvain Chanton

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

You cannot walk on an active volcano every day!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

White Island Tours responds:

We share your sentiments exactly, Sylvain! :)

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Amanda Walden

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fabulous a must see when visiting NZ. Everyone that worked at White Island Tours are very passionate and knowledgeable. Don't visit without doing this tour it truly is a trip of a lifetime.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

White Island Tours responds:

Hi Amanda,
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to White Island with us, and thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience. You're kind recommendation is very much appreciated also!

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Monique Pos

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Top good service. Good information

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

White Island Tours responds:

Hi Monique,
Thank you for your review - we're pleased to hear that you received "top service" during your visit to White Island. That is something we're most proud of!

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Alison Egan-Jones

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

A very well organised tour with great care taken with respect to the safety aspects. A good close encounter with the type of volcano that doesn't spew lava - mainly sulphur and steam. Heaps of information from the Guides. Not for the faint hearted getting on and off the landing boats. An exciting day all round. Not to be missed.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

White Island Tours responds:

Hi Alison,
Thank you for your comprehensive review. As you can imagine, lot of care and consideration goes into the safety aspect of our tours (we are on an active volcano afterall), so it was pleasing to hear that this did not go unappreciated! :)

Sylvain Schiber's avatar

Sylvain Schiber

Ranking: 9/10

Expensive but worth. Nice walk on the volcano with basic explanation. If you want to stay outside in the boat take a waterproof jacket. Lots of sick people. Stay outside in the middle of the boat!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

White Island Tours responds:

Hi Sylvain,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of White Island with us! Cheers!

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R. Damen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour! one of the highlights of our holiday. I could not hear the information from the skipper on the upper dek of the Peejay, the noice of the engines, the wind etc. was too loud and the volume too low. The bot, lunch and guides were perfect.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

White Island Tours responds:

Hi R. Damen,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review! We're thrilled you had such a great time visiting White Island with us and that it was one of the highlights of your holiday!