Snorkel Adventure Experience

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The shop is located in the centre of the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. This reserve has a snorkel trail (one of  three only in New Zealand) and it’s a short 7 minute walk from the shop. If you are coming by bus, the shop is 20 metres from the final stop on the #1 route bus.If you are coming by car we are on the corner of Reef St & the Parade, Island Bay.

We offer a full range of equipment for hire if you want to go snorkeling. We’ll show you which sites (in our opinion) are the best for the day.

Or you can opt for the Snorkel Tour package which includes mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, booties, and gloves.

Get geared up at our shop, then walk or drive 600 meters to the trail. The 4 km long reserve is one of the best snorkel & dive spots in Wellington, teeming with New Zealand wildlife including crayfish, octopuses, and many species of fish and kelp.  We provide an orientation & safety briefing beforehand, plus free coffee and biscuits when you return! People usually spend 2-3 hours total on this tour. Wellington sometimes has bad weather and if you pre-book we may cancel tours if the conditions are unsuitable, if this occurs we will provide a full refund and try to reschedule you for a better day if you want.

You can change into your swimsuit at our shop, there is a space to leave bags, as well as a restroom and bathroom. However any personal possessions are held on an ‘all care, no responsibility’ basis.

You may hire a guide for an additional charge.

Seasonal water temperatures  range from 10°C-18°C (50°F-64°F).  You can choose from a range of wetsuit thicknesses up to 7mm to guarantee you are warm during the experience.  It can be physically demanding,  so you need to be a competent swimmer and have an adequate level of fitness.  Minimum age is 12.  For guided tours everyone signs a standard waiver/ release form & a self-completed medical release before they head out, gear deposit is $150 cash or a photo ID. Please call our shop with any questions. Guided tours are by reservation only.

For the latest marine conditions & visibility check out our Facebook page here.

rock beach access to marine preserve
crayfish hiding in the rocks
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