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To best experience the teeming marine habitats of Goat Island Marine Reserve, get in the water with a snorkel or scuba suit. Beneath the waves you can see seaweed forests, sponge gardens, and a multitude of colorful fish. If you'd rather stay dry, take a tour on a glass-bottomed boat, or rent a kayak or canoe. The onsite discovery center teaches visitors about life under the sea and offers a look at sea creatures housed inside a tide pool tank. To visit Goat Island Marine Reserve on your trip to Warkworth, use our Warkworth day trip app.
Tours To Goat Island Marine Reserve
Glass Bottom Boat Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $34
Duration: 45 minutes
Open Water Dive Course (2 Eves and 2 Days) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $401
Duration: 2 days 6 hours
Guided Snorkel Experience, Advanced BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 1 day 1 hour
Goat Island Marine Reserve Reviews
Grabbed snorkels and the kids spent the day here spotting fish and manta rays! Clear, warm water, safe swimming environment it was an absolute must do if you are in the area. The beach is pretty, the.... more »
Beautiful place and beach. We snorkelled there and it was absolutely wonderful (equipment can be rented right on the beach). Lots of different fish, crabs, stingrays and many more. Make sure that you.... more »
Beautiful marine reserve perfect for a day of snorkelling and exploring the rock pools - plenty of marine life to see. The water is calm and clear so great for beginners; it was also still quite cool in summer but a swimsuit was fine. The beach area itself is quite narrow and high tide will cover most of the sand, so be prepared to move around a bit. There are bathrooms but no other buildings around, so pack water / a picnic if you're planning to spend the whole day.
Great experience, lots of fish to see in the water and often they follow you around. Try pick a day after there has been a day or two of low winds. Even if it's sunny, if it was or it's windy, the water becomes murky and visibility drops down to a few metres.
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