Activities

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Look, learn, play & explore with Leigh's #1 attraction: The Goat Island NZ Glass Bottom Boat Tour!

Peer through the boat's glass bottom and view an array of fish swimming through the abundant kelp and seaweed forests, spy eagle and sting rays as they glide over the sand, and see other types of marine life nestled among the reefs. Above ground, breathe in the salty air as the boat tours the marine reserve, with its mysterious caves and the sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island. And keep your eyes open for the dolphins, seals, penguins, whales, orcas and sharks as they occasionally pass through Goat Island Marine reserve!

Direct boarding from the beach allows guests to stay dry throughout the entire journey - making it a perfect activity during any season!

Snorkel Hire

Hire masks, snorkels, fins & wetsuits to get a fish-eye's view of the reserve.

You must be able to swim and be competent in the water to hire snorkel gear - if not, please see our guided snorkelling packages.

All safety equipment is provided at no additional charge.

Kayak Hire

Hire one of Goat Island NZ's kayaks and paddle above the reefs and marine life at your leisure! Hourly hires are available, and tutorials are offered for beginners.

Safety equipment is provided at no additional charge.

Guided Snorkelling for Beginners

For those who are new to snorkelling or swimming, the guided snorkel will allow you to feel safe and comfortable while you explore Goat Island NZ's underwater world. This experience lasts from 2-2.5 hours and bookings are essential.

The guided snorkel begins with tips on basic (or advanced) snorkel techniques. All snorkel equipment hire (mask, snorkel, fins, 3mm full length wetsuit and a floating device if needed) is included and flotation boogie boards are towed for added security.

Booking conditions:
- Minimum age 6yrs (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult)
- This experience is subject to a minimum of 2 persons.
- This experience operates only in suitable weather & sea conditions.
- 24hrs notice required for any cancellation.