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Dive Tatapouri

#1 of 11 Tours in Gisborne Features Animals
532 Whangara Road | SH35, Tatapouri, Gisborne 4073, New Zealand
+64 6-868 5153
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Incredible experience

Absolutely loved our experience feeding the stingrays at Tatapouri ! Our guide Alex was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin L
via mobile
Educational and hands-on stingray experience

Had a fantastic time learning about and physically experiencing the world of the eagle ray. Alex... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NigeSanders
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reef Ecology Tour with Wild Stingrays, Eagle Rays and other reef dwellers. Walk across the reef at low tide with out guide and interact with the above animals. Great for all ages. Waders are provided. Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays - An amazing experience sharing the underwater reef environment with these gentle marine creatures. All snorkel gear provided and guide. Bookings essential as tours based around Low Tides.
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  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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532 Whangara Road | SH35, Tatapouri, Gisborne 4073, New Zealand
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+64 6-868 5153
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our experience feeding the stingrays at Tatapouri ! Our guide Alex was fantastic and very knowledgable. The rays were super friendly and it was quite amazing to touch and feed them in the wild like this. I would recommend this to everyone !!

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time learning about and physically experiencing the world of the eagle ray. Alex, the guide, did a wonderful job of explaining heaps of stuff, answering questions, providing awesome opportunities to feed and engage with the stingray in their natural habitat. We were...More

1  Thank NigeSanders
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My partner, Dad, my Dad's partner and I participated in the Ecology Reef tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was such an interesting experience learning about the reef. local area and stingrays. The guides made us feel safe with the stingrays and being in...More

1  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Brilliant experience went with my kids (4,6, & 8) – they loved it – the 2 younger kids were on the banana boat and did not get into the water, the oldest one was in the water for the whole experience. They provide the waders...More

Thank john_manoj
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I guess we were there at a bad time. We waded out about three foot into the surf. We were able to see 2 rays and one kingfish thru the murky waters. None close enough to see very well and definitely not close enough to...More

Thank ikiser
DiveTatapouri, Manager at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Sorry that your experience was not great we endeavor to only run our tours when the conditions are suitable - the joys of working with nature - we hope that you may return one day and we can provide the great experience with better water...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Yes this is a must do if you in the area and make sure you book. A little drive out of Gisborne and well worth the trip. As attractions go this was the highlight of our families trip to the Gisborne area. You get to...More

Thank Josywales
DiveTatapouri, Owner at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your review and glad you had a great time meeting the stingrays - Regards the Team at Dive Tatapouri.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were travelling around East Cape and one of the things I really wanted to do was to walk with the stingrays. Talked the others into it as well. No regrets from anybody - highlight of the trip. The others all got into waders but...More

Thank Grant N
DiveTatapouri, Owner at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Glad you stayed dry, and enjoyed meeting the Stingrays - thank you for your review - Regards the Team at Dive Tatapouri

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Starting with a mind-blowing sunrise, we traveled by foot over the waters of the Tatapouri harbour to meet with eagle rays, king-fishes and long tailed rays. The spectacle of nature that was waiting for us in the middle of teh harbour was simply beyond beliefs....More

Thank Robin_Laura
DiveTatapouri, Owner at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for the review and yes that Sunrise was a stunner - Regards the Team at Dive Tatapouri

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Such a cool thing to do with kids or adults! Interesting, interactive and pretty cool seeing the stingrays and fish up close! Would definitely recommend it to everyone who visits

Thank verityrussell
DiveTatapouri, Owner at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your review so glad that the group enjoyed meeting the Stingrays - Regards the Team at Dive Tatapouri

Reviewed 15 March 2017

What an experience! After donning waders we moved on to the beach where our guides gave us a few pointers before we ventured on to the reef. The guides were on hand to help people like me who found it a little difficult to navigate...More

Thank Irene F
DiveTatapouri, Owner at Dive Tatapouri, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your review so glad you enjoyed meeting the Stingrays - Regards the Team at Dive Tatapouri

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