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Kāpiti Island Marine Reserve Community Snorkel

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  • Sun 20 Feb, 7:00am – 5:00pm


Kapiti Boating Club, McLean Park, Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu



Ticket Information:

  • Adult Sailing: $120.00
  • Child Sailing: $90.00

Just a short boat ride from Paraparaumu beach is the beautiful Kāpiti Island, surrounding which is the breathtaking underwater world of Kāpiti Marine Reserve. Come onboard with the MTSW team and our friends at Kāpiti Island Eco Tours for a day of unforgettable snorkelling and adventure.

All gear is provided and there will be experienced guides on hand to help put every step of the way.

You will also have plenty of free of time to relax and soak in the atmosphere of the motu. Whether that's just chilling on the beach or heading inland to explore the islands interior. Wander through stunning native bush that is teeming with Aotearoa's rare and iconic native bird life.

Tickets must be purchased, which include the boat ride over to the Island and the guided snorkel tour with our team.

Weather updates will be posted on our FB page and here on the event page. Please check on the morning of the snorkel for any updates.

- Vaccination passes for all those age 12 years 3 months and over will be required for all* public events in the COVID Traffic Light framework for the summer of 2021/22 *unless specified otherwise.
- Please bring your QR code for My Vaccine Pass on your phone or printed to be scanned & verified at the event. You will need to bring photo ID.
- Distancing and face coverings to be worn when practical.

If the event is cancelled and the boats cannot travel to the island, we will organise a full refund.
If the boat travels but conditions are not suitable for snorkelling, you will still be able to explore the island and just the snorkelling component will be refunded.

MTSW is a charitable trust delivering marine and freshwater education and conservation support across greater Wellington. Find out more about our programmes and projects, or sign up to volunteer at

Please note: there are strict biosecurity regulations with visiting the island, see attached website above.

Meeting time, snorkel times and return sailing times will be determined by the ticket schedule time purchased. Please see details below.

7.15am - 2.15pm: Meet at Kāpiti Boating Club 7.15am, snorkel tour at 8.45am, return sailing 2.15pm.
8am - 3pm: Meet at Kāpiti Boating Club 8am, snorkel tour at 10.30am, return sailing 3pm.
8.45am - 3.45pm: Meet at Kāpiti Boating Club 8.45am, snorkel tour at 12.30pm. return sailing 3.45pm.
9.30am - 4.30pm: Meet at Kāpiti Boating Club 9.30am, snorkel tour at 2am, return sailing 4.30pm.

WHAT TO BRING: My Vaccine Pass and photo ID, togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes and a picnic lunch.

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