We are excited to announce our first snorkel day to explore Otata – The Noises islands in the Inner Hauraki Gulf. Working alongside Auckland Sea Shuttles we are taking up to 22 people snorkelling around Otata on Saturday the 22nd of February 2020.
Ever wondered what lives under the water around Otata in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. Sea shuttle from Okahu Bay is $75pp + booking fee for 2 snorkels and from Waiheke for 1 snorkel is $30pp + a booking fee. Safe fun for the whole whanau!
See baby pāua, spotties, eagle rays, triplefins and mussels
When: Saturday 22th of February
Shuttle leaves from Okahu Bay wharf at 9:00am and Matiatia wharf at 11:00am
You need to arrive at the wharf 30mins before your departure time.
What: Snorkelling around Otata Island at The Noises. Walking around the pest free island.
Where: Otata, The Noises, Hauraki Gulf
Parking: Some free parking at Okahu Bay wharf, Pay and display at Matiatia Wharf.
What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, a picnic lunch.
Please note that there will be a ~20min walk to get to the second snorkel site for those coming from Okahu Bay. 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 in conjunction with the help of Auckland Sea Shuttles.
Please note that the shuttle ticket is non-refundable - and the trip will run rain or shine! Our snorkel location will vary dependent on the weather. If you are late and miss the boat unfortunately there are no refunds.
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