White Island Tours

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury launch 'PeeJay' for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island. Sitting just 49km off the coast, this is one of the world's most accessible live volcanos.

Contact us by

  • Website
  • Phone
  • Qualmark: Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
  • Qualmark: Enviro-Gold


Being an active volcano there is little doubt that White Island is home to New Zealand's most impressive geothermal activity. Visitors are able to get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid.

Read more

Experienced guides will lead visitors on a two hour exploration of the inner crater, providing a fascinating commentary on the geology of the island as well as stories of attempts to mine sulphur.

Back aboard the vessel there is time to enjoy a delicious packed lunch and in summer time a swim off the boat.

Our journey home often provides the opportunity to spend time viewing dolphins, whales and other marine life.

Tours depart daily (weather permitting) from Whakatane.


Visit our website


Physical address

White Island Tours, 15 The Strand East, Whakatane, Whakaari/white Island, Bay of Plenty, 3120, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open every day except Christmas Day.6.30am - 9.00pm Winter,6.30am - 10.00pm Summer.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $199.00
(15 year(s) and under)

Contact us by

  • Website
  • Phone
  • Freephone
  • Fax