DISCOVER THE HAURAKI GULF ISLANDS ONE DAY CRUISE
Explore Tiri Tiri Matangi, Kawau, and Motutapu Islands. Cruise through the Noises and Waiheke channel. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch included.
Departs Auckland Saturday 01 January, 2022 - New Years Day. Returns about 5.30pm. Extra departures are being prepared. Form your own group with a minimum of 25 and go any day subject to vessel being available.
8.10am. Check in and board at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour to a welcome from your crew and host. Depart at 8.30am.
Cruise through the harbour and round North head to cruise the Rangitoto Channel past Auckland's most recently active volcano. See the East Coast beaches and Whangaparoa on our way to Tiritiri Matangi island. We land here for about an hour to explore the buolding and see the amazing vegetation rehabilitation and friendly Pukeko. You may even be able to see Little blue penguins in their nesting boxes.Visit the lighthouse if you wish.
We cruise north again to historic Kawau Island to visit Mansion House and learn of the history with time for an island walk.
Lunch will be served as we cruise from Kawau through the Noises and around the coat of Waiheke Island to Motutapu island, attached to Rangitoto. We land and visit the Home Bay homestead and wetlands amd see the conservation efforts being made here.
After about an hour we cruise along the south coast of Rangitoto and back to our berth in the Viaduct Harbour arriving about 5.30pm after a great day out learning more of our history, and the conservation efforts on our nearby islands.