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DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND’S MARINE LIFE
GOAT ISLAND NZ SNORKEL HIRE
YOU HAVE SEEN THE FISH, NOW SWIM WITH THEM!
Goat Island NZ’s Snorkel Hire provides visitors with a fish-eye’s view of this magnificent marine reserve.
We provide clean masks, snorkel, fins and wet suits so you can safely swim above the marine life, fish, reefs and kelp forests –
and if you’re lucky, you may even see one of the reserve’s two famous snappers!
Both snappers are over one metre long and go by the names Monkey Face and Charlie Lip respectively … you’ll know when you see them!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ANY SNORKELLING EXPERIENCE?
It’s okay if you’ve never snorkeled before – but you MUST be able to swim to hire snorkel gear.
Our team will ask questions to assess your competence in the water and to see if there are any
physical limitations that would prevent you from safely snorkeling in the reserve.
We will fit you with the proper gear and explain how to use the mask, snorkel and fins.
Wet suits are available for an additional fee.
Team members will also detail our swimming boundaries (set for your safety) and give advice on where to see the best marine life.
Safety equipment is provided at no charge.
HOW CAN I HIRE SNORKEL GEAR?
HIRE GEAR IN ADVANCE ON-LINE OR DIRECTLY FROM OUR BEACH TEAM.
Snorkel gear (fins, mask and snorkel) is hired by the hour, and can be booked separately from the other activities,
or packaged with a Kayak or Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
On the day of your tour, check our website after 9 a.m. for our daily weather report.
We occasionally have to cancel trips due to poor weather or sea conditions.
If taking a tour during the colder months, it’s advisable to bring a jacket or jumper to stay warm throughout the trip.
If you are susceptible to motion sickness, take or bring medication with you.
If you plan on enjoying more than one activity, or spending time on the beach, bring food & beverages for an onshore picnic.
REMEMBER, THIS IS A PROTECTED MARINE RESERVE.
That means there’s no fishing, and nothing (including shells, sticks or seaweed) may be removed from the beach.
Dogs are not allowed at Goat Island Marine Reserve
We operate in the open sea, so please understand that our tours can be cancelled due to poor weather or sea conditions.
To avoid disappointment, Check our Daily Sailing & Weather Report at 9:00am or before leaving your base.
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOURS | SNORKEL & KAYAK HIRE | GROUP & TEAM ACTIVITIES
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
Online Booking & Pricing
Booking is essential – and simple.
Guests can book in advance online or by phone.
Same-day bookings are accepted on the beach until departure…
However we recommend booking in advance online to avoid disappointment as our tours fill quickly.
Kayaks and snorkel gear can also be booked online or hired on the beach directly from the Goat Island NZ team.
Online bookings cut-off one hour prior to departure, and we accept Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa.