Professional dive boats depart Tutukaka Marina daily for the world renowned marine and nature reserve The Poor Knights Islands. High quality equipment, air and lunch, can be supplied. The Dive! Tutukaka operation is Qualmark rated and includes experienced instructors and guides free of charge. The trips return around 4pm so we recommend a minimum of 2 nights stay in the area to best enjoy the experience. Free parking is available on-site or there is a dive shuttle service from Whangarei. You can book your dive trip online here.
The purpose built multi-deck “A Perfect Day” cruise boat provides non-divers with a unique opportunity to explore the riches of the Poor Knights Islands in style. The relaxing sightseeing & snorkeling trip includes lunch, snorkeling and kayaking at The Poor Knights Islands. The cruise takes in breathtaking scenery, marine life, sea birds, native flora and a historical account of the islands. You can book your trip online here.
For accommodation when snorkelling or diving the Poor Knights Islands stay at Lupton Lodge. Lupton Lodge is 15 minutes drive from Tutukaka Marina (on the main road from Whangarei). The Dive Shuttle picks up/drops off daily at Lupton Lodge. View our Accommodation and Diving packages.
Poor Knights Diving
Full day diving trip to the spectacular Poor Knights Islands (including 2 dives).
Dive boats departs Tutukaka Marina at 8am daily (returning around 4.30pm).
If you would like us to book your diving for you when you are staying at Lupton Lodge we are happy to do so.
Snorkeling & Sightseeing Cruise
Full day sightseeing & snorkeling trip to the Poor Knights Islands. This relaxing trip includes lunch, snorkeling and kayaking at The Poor Knights Islands. The cruise takes in breathtaking scenery, marine life, sea birds, native flora and a historical account of the islands – all aboard the purpose built multi-deck cruise boat.
Poor Knights cruises depart Tutukaka Marina at 11am daily (returning around 4.15pm).
If you would like us to book your Poor Knights cruise for you when you are staying at Lupton Lodge we are happy to do so.