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The Reef Ecology tour allows you the opportunity to walk out at low tide under the guidance of our guides to observe and interact with the Stingrays, Eagle Rays and other marine dwellers of Tatapouri. A must-do activity for anyone visiting Gisborne.

Dive Tatapouri located 15 minutes from Tairawhiti Gisborne on State Highway 35, Tatapouri offers a world famous interactive marine experience with Stingrays and other sea life. Our Visitors get to discover the Tamariki (Children) of Tangaroa (the Maori God of the Sea), whilst immersing themselves in the local culture and magical marine surroundings of Tatapouri on the East Coast of the North Island, where the first light touches our shores.

With our knowledge guides you will interact with Wild Short Tail Stingrays, Eagle Rays and other reef dwellers in their natural habitat on the reef at low tide. The Reef Ecology Tour is a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. Bookings essential tours run on low tide only daily.

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Business Hours:
Our tours are run around low tides daily bookings essential

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
15 mins drive from Gisborne Town centre

Proximity to airport:
35 mins drive from Gisborne Airport

Proximity to bus:
20 mins drive to Gisborne i-SITE where coach terminal is

Off Road Parking

Weather Considerations:
Tour is weather and sea dependent on the day


Activity Duration:
Allow up to 2hrs

Family Pass - 2 Adults and 2 Children 0-15 years NZ$120.00, 2 Adults and 1 Child $115.00, Group rates on inquiry.
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Cancellation Policy:
If tour is cancelled due to weather no cancellation fee.

If you do not contact us to cancel 12hrs prior and/or do not show for the booked session a 20% cancellation fee will be collected from the credit card provided at the time of booking.  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike   


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