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Kapiti Island Eco day trip to the stunning nature reserve on Kapiti Island

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What to Expect
What you get
• Meet your guide at the Kapiti boat club for your introduction and bio security clearance
• Board our purpose built 10.5-meter, 400 horse jet boat ride across Rauoterangi channel to Kapiti island (6 nautical) miles which takes about 20 minutes
• Launching is an experience in itself with the tractor backing you backward into the ocean. (100% safety record over 23 years)
• Land at Rangitira point and your there
• 20-minute presentation at the Department of Conservation center on the island
• Take one our one-hour guided walks with experienced guide or explore
• Enjoy full cell phone coverage on most of the island selfie and post on face book, trip advisor .....
• Return to Kapiti
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Important Information
Departure Point
We depart from the Kapiti Boat Club 1 Manly Street Paraparaumu Beach.  Pick up from the train at Paraparaumu Station can be arranged ( Only one hour on the train from Wellington or 40 min by car)
The boat ride is about 20 minutes in our purpose built jet boat which carries a maximum of 30 people
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • You can purchase a yummy lunch from us which will keep you going. Sandwich or Roll a slice and Muffin along with a nice cold water.
  • Just let us know in heaps of time
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our purpose built boat backs you onto the island where you disembark onto the stones and beach there is a short walk of about 5 minutes up to the information center where you receive a 20 minute presentation. The beach access is not suitable for standard wheel chairs. Please get hold of us to discuss off road wheel chairs
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

My partner and I spent a glorious 6 hours on Kāpiti. Coops’ and co run a great operation, keeping right on schedule and providing friendly and knowledgeable guidance. Coops is super passionate about the island and it’s history. The island itself is beautiful and despite...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnnaGFK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coops sailed us from the Paraparaumu beach to Kapiti island, a twenty five minutes by boat. We got an explanation of the history and the nature life on the island. Then we went out for the hike to the top along the Wilkinson trail. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jan Willem t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing experience. We saw hihi, saddlebacks, weka, bellbirds, kokako, kaka and more. The constant bird song was beautiful. We took the trig track up which is a good hard climb. Be sure to also walk the Rangitira wetland loop before you get the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Southcoaster22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well oiled process from the very beginning, we felt in very safe and competent hands with Coops and his team Dave and Sam. A first time for my hubby and son, my daughter and I had been over on a school trip a few...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DallasN34
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Wonderful day spent on kapiti island with “Coops” eco island day trip . Fantastic coffee from back of coffee car on arrival at the boat club , lovely Lucy helping to take payment , Harry the dog excited to see everyone, Dave so professional and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Coaster3
KapitiIslandEco, Owner at Kapiti Island Eco Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review loved hosting you the the team it really is our passion to spend time with our customers. Our team is awesome, one on the joys if this venture for us is seeing Lucy grow and develop she is a lovely young...More

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15 October 2019|
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Response from Greg D | Reviewed this property |
There are day tours. I have not heard of afternoon or morning only.
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