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Motuihe Snorkel Day

Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves for the annual Motuihe Snorkel Day. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket!

Ever wondered what lives under the water at Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. Ferry tickets are $25 each + a booking fee. Safe fun for the whole whanau!

See baby parore, spotties and triplefins.

When: Saturday 2nd of February
Ferry leaves from Auckland CBD ferry building at 7:15am
You need to arrive at the ferry building by 7:00am at the latest.

What: Snorkelling at Calypso Bay (weather dependent), walks around the pest free island and a picnic lunch on the beach!
Where: Motuihe, ferry is arriving at the wharf and leaving from the Auckland viaduct.
Parking: Limited in Auckland CBD - I would recommend catching public transport.

What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, a picnic lunch.

Please note that there will be up to a ~45min walk to get from the wharf to the snorkel site. Reasonable level of fitness required. Suitable for children aged 5 and above.

This event was sponsored by The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. It is run with the assistance of DOC.

Please note that the ferry ticket is non-refundable - and the trip will run rain or shine! Our snorkel location will be Calypso or Snapper Bays – Dependent on the weather. If you are late and miss the ferry unfortunately there are no refunds.

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