$95.80 – $106.50

Kāpiti Marine Reserve Community Snorkel Event

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Kāpiti Island

Wellington 5032

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Come and get your snorkel on and experience the underwater wonders of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve at this fun, adventurous, family event brought to you by the Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust and Experiencing Marine Reserves with support from the Department of Conservation, Kāpiti Island Eco Tours and the Guardians of Kāpiti Marine Reserve.

Meeting at the Kāpiti boating club at 7-30am, you will be transported across the Te Rau-o-Te-Rangi channel to Rangatira Point on Kāpiti island where your adventure begins....

Once on the island, our snorkel guides will help you explore the spectacular underwater world of the Kāpiti marine reserve where you might see octopus, eagle rays, reef fish such as the Red Moki, Blue Cod, Snapper and Banded Wrasse, Paua, kina, starfish, sea cucumbers and many other interesting and unique NZ marine animals and plants thriving in the reserves protected waters.

After you've completed your snorkel adventure you will have plenty of time to relax on the beach or head inland to explore the interior of the island via DoC's well marked walking tracks that take you through stunning native bush that is teeming with NZ's most iconic and rare native bird life.

The ferry will return to Rangatira point at 4pm ready to take you back to the mainland after your day of incredible adventures in our great big blue and green backyard!

Your ticket price includes ferry tickets, snorkeling equipment (inclduing full length 5/7mm wetusits), your guided 45-minute snorkeling experience, a complimentary Kāpiti Marine Reserve information brochure and access to the public walking tracks on Kāpiti Island.

New snorkelers are encouraged.

This event is organised by the Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust who are an endorsed provider of the national Experiencing Marine Reserves programme. For more info check out our website .

Note: The minimum age for the snorkeling is 8 years, and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a snorkeling adult. A reasonable level of fitness is required to participate in this event and participants should be in overall good health. An online participant medical disclosure statement will be required to be completed prior to participating in this event. See your ticket purchase confirmation email for the link to this form.

For more info about Kāpiti marine reserve see http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/kapiti-marine-reserve/

For more info about the island see http://www.kapitiislandeco.co.nz/

Please note that there are strict biosecurity requirements that must be adhered to when landing on Kāpiti island. For more information please see http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/know-before-you-go/visiting-pest-free-islands/

Weather updates will also be posted here. Please check on the morning of the snorkel for any updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cancellation policy - If the ferry cannot sail due to poor weather then the event will be cancelled and a full refund given. In the event that the ferry can sail but the conditions are not suitable for snorkeling (highly unlikely) then the event will still run with shore based marine activities available and the walking tracks all still open for exploration and adventure.

If you are a keen and experienced snorkeler and would like to help the Mountains to Sea Wellington team as a volunteer snorkel guide for our shcools and community programmes please contact us on volunteer@mtsw.org.nz.

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Kāpiti Island

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