Snorkel Adventure Experience

 

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The Snorkel Tour package includes mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, booties, and gloves.  Get geared up at our shop, then walk 600 meters to the Taputeranga Marine Reserve. The 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 we 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.

 

rock beach access to marine preserve
crayfish hiding in the rocks

 

Our dive shop is conveniently located 20 meters from the last bus stop on Bus Route #1, providing easy access to and from central Wellington. You can change into your swimsuit at our shop, there is a space to leave bags, as well as a restroom and bathroom.

Please note that this is an unguided ocean snorkel with some walking involved.  You may hire a guide for an additional charge.  Seasonal water temperatures  range between 10°C-18°C (50°F-64°F), so we only use 7mm wetsuits to guarantee you are warm during the experience.  It is physically demanding and you need to be a competent swimmer and have an adequate level of fitness.  Minimum age is 12.  Everyone signs a standard waiver & self-completed medical release before they head out, gear deposit is $150 cash or a photo ID. Please call our shop with any questions. Hires are by reservation only.

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

 

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