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Snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve

Snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:1 ticket and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Experiencing Marine Reserves was established in 2002 and since then we have taken over 45,000 students and their whanau (families) snorkelling around New Zealand! I'm Lorna Doogan and I lead our Auckland team which spends a huge amount of time at Goat Island Marine Reserve taking school and community groups in this pristine environment. I've always had a passion for the marine environment and it…
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About Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR)

Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) was established in 2002 and since then we have taken over 45,000 students and their whanau (families) snorkelling around New Zealand. Our mission is to teach marine conservation and we do this by running a series of free community led events each summer and funded school programmes. For every snorkel you come on - one student gets to experience a marine reserve.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR). .

What we’ll do

You'll arrive at Goat Island Marine Reserve and be greeted by your host with a history about the area and a karakia (blessing) to start the day. Then you will learn how to use the snorkel equipment and have some important safety briefings. Then it's time to get snorkelling - no experience necessary! Your host will give you a guided tour around the Goat Island Marine Reserve pointing out huge…

What else you should know

You don't need to know how to snorkel or swim for that matter! Just let your host know your experience level prior to the experience. Please note there is no public transport to Goat Island.

What I’ll provide

Tickets
Discovery Centre Tickets Access to The University of Auckland's Marine Discovery Centre to explore their interactive displays.
Equipment
Snorkelling gear This includes mask, snorkel, fins and a 3mm wetsuit. Body boards are provided for safety. No full face masks allowed.

What to bring

Togs - swim wear
Towel
Warm clothes
Snacks

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Where you'll be

Goat Island is a beautiful location above and below water, it's been a fully protected marine reserve since 1975. It is strictly no take and feeding the fish is also prohibited. This protection allows us a window into the past of what the Hauraki Gulf looked like 100 years ago. Goat Island is located at Cape Rodney which is at the Northern-most reaches of Auckland away from the hustle and bustle of city life in a rural setting. No ferry required.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

You don't need to know how to snorkel or swim for that matter! Just let your host know your experience level prior to the experience. Please note there is no public transport to Goat Island.
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Snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve
13 reviews
$37 per person
13 reviews
$37 per person