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Perfect Day Ocean Cruise

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An icon on Northland’s horizon, the Poor Knights Islands are both a complete Marine Reserve, and a Nature Reserve. The Perfect Day’s half-day cruise takes you snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding in sub-tropical waters, sightseeing into...more
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Marina Road, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that my husband and I are not a fan of organized tours or of large groups of tourists, so I was very leery of embarking for a day on a boat with 75 people. TA reviews advised this really wasn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sisterbay716
22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi sisterbay716, Thank you for the review - and thank you for choosing us! Stoked you had a great time and enjoyed the fish life - and yes, there is plenty of toys for everyone on board - we do our best to make sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day was indeed perfect. We wanted only to snorkel and were a little afraid that we will not have enough time. But the trip was excellent, with friendly and well organized crew, no delays, stunning waters, great visibility, a lot of fish & other...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KatGib
22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KatGib, Stoked you enjoyed our day! Thanks for the review - we think the place is pretty special - so want to share that specialness with others. Yay that you liked our boat too! She's a beauty. Enjoy the rest of your journey, x...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

While staying just north of Sandy Bay with another family we decided that it was time to visit the Poor Knights Islands rather than just admire them from a far. Perfect Day had been recommended to us by a local and the weather was forecasted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Shaunie, What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to write this - it is so good to hear that you had a great time with the family group - Perfect Day is ideal for that dynamic, with heaps of water toys -...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

We (myself and my boyfriend) had such an amazing day on this day-cruise. The persons who worked on the boat were very accommodating, friendly and we really felt welcomed. Except from the scenic boat ride to and around the islands, we went snorkelling and used...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! Stoked you had a great day - it is such a cool place to hang out in - and I am pleased to hear you got as much out of it as we do! Hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great day touring with Perfect Day for the snorkelling tour out to Poor Knights Islands. Crew were great and Cam the skipper kept us entertained and was very informative. Everything is provided on the day from snorkelling gear, kayaks and paddle boards...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Hi Rachel, Thanks for the review - and yay to enjoying your Perfect Day - stoked you got to see dolphins, and those blackfish rock stars are unpredictable but so awesome when they visit us! Look forward to the next time, x Kate

Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful trip to a bunch of special places, with great experiences. I was impressed with the crew’s friendliness, and willingness to help without being pushy. We had perfect weather, the water was beautiful and the wildlife fabulous, loved the sea cave and seeing a large...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine G
22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Catherine, Great that you had a good day with us - even a Perfect Day. =) I am really pleased that you felt it was accessible - we do work hard at making it easy for everyone - from the boat layout - to...More

Reviewed 20 January 2019

Despite being overcast and a bit breezy/chilly, the crew made our day fun and easy. The ride out was smooth, and the scenery is breathtaking -- out of a movie it seems with limestone archways and tropical greenery. Below the water it was tropical too,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Hi Rachel, Thanks for joining us for the day - and yay to enjoying the Poor Knights Marine Reserve - it is amazing how incredible the fish life is with a Marine Reserve. You must have not seen the yummy antipasto - and fresh green...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

I visited these guys when I stopped by at Tutukaka Marina during my Northland trip. In a casual conversation with Briar Mortensen near the boats, I got to know about the exciting Snorkeling and Scuba diving experience they provide. They convinced that it would be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Hi Sachindri, Oh my gosh, your review has made our day!! We like to think we have an impact and can make a difference, but we really have here! We would LOVE to have you come back and dive at the Poor Knights with us....More

Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Trip of a lifetime. I’ll be back for sure. The crew and skipper were awesome, fantastic commentary and amazing hospitality. Once you get into the water though is where it gets really good. The snorkelling was the best in NZ, being a marine reserve is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Hi Harry, The Poor Knights are amazing - and they totally touch our soul - stoked you feel the same way about how awesome they are! It is incredible when you actually see a marine reserve in action and realize the impact no fishing can...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Bloody great! A+++++ highly recommend. Awesome crew, funny and helpful and full of life. I've been snorkeling a fair bit and this definitely is the most fish I've ever seen. I felt like they thought i was a fish too and we just hung out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22kaka, Owner at Perfect Day Ocean Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Hi DangerousPerson10, Glad you made it out of the loo! Sorry about that - marine doors, and sliding bolts have to work a bit differently in a salt water environment. =) The fish are not threatened out here, and being a Marine Reserve for twenty...More

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22 September 2018|
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It is not the temperature of the water, but how the person is feeling in the water! Wetsuits are available, and they offer sun protection too, so defo use them. 7 mm one piece suits and 3 mm one piece suits, with hooded... More
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Jackie E
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Hi yes easy enough to get in and out of sea and plenty of staff to assist if needed. Weather you need to wear wet suit I suppose it depends on you but we went this week and it was warm enough without (January) after the... More
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