Sundancer Coastal Cruises and Sightseeing Tours

Sundancer Tours

All Aboard! Great Barrier Island's only dedicated coastal sightseeing company, 'Hooked On Barrier' invites you to join them aboard their 11.2 metre Marlborough 38 design vessel 'Sundancer.' Specially modified and refurbished for passenger comfort and optimum cruising enjoyment, Sundancer comfortably accommodates groups of up to 20 passengers on their sightseeing excursions.
For passenger convenience, there is an on-board toilet, BBQ, oven & stove and comfortable seating for up to 8 people inside the main cabin. The spacious and sheltered aft-deck offers additional seating for 12, and guests are welcome to relax in the sun on the fore-deck.

Your Skipper, Chris Ollivier is a fully qualified NZ Coastal Master and dive supervisor. Chris has 30 years international sea-going experience, including stints at skippering 'The Spirit of New Zealand' and 'The Spirit of Adventure' -  so you'll be in very safe hands!

The West Coast Sightseeing Cruise with On-Board Lunch

If an exhilarating cruise along Great Barrier Islands most beautiful stretch of coastline, invigorating fresh sea air, dolphin encounters and stunning scenery sounds appealing - then this is the cruise for you.
You'll really enjoy this 3 - 4 hour boat tour. It incorporates sightseeing in the Whangaparapara Harbour before heading up through the amazing Broken Islands and into the Man O' War Passage entrance to Port Fitzroy Harbour.
Your delicious on-board lunch will be prepared and served in a sheltered bay before your return cruise to Whangaparapara.

  • Departs 10.00am from Whangaparapara Wharf
  • BBQ Lunch on board - please advise special dietary requirements
  • $150.00 per adult -  $75.00 per child (5 to 15)
  • Minimum 2 adults, Maximum 12 persons
  • Subject to suitable weather conditions
  • Bring swimming suits, towels, sunscreen, jacket, camera 
  • Book below

The Port FitzRoy Harbour Explorer Cruise with On-Board Lunch

If it's a little too windy out on the coast you can still enjoy a great cruise within the beautifully sheltered Port FitzRoy Harbour. Make a day of it and incorporate a visit to 'Glenfern Sanctuary' - the Barrier's amazing bird lovers wonderland. If the tide's right, we can also visit 'Barrier Gold' for a fascinating insight to Manuka and Kanuka oil distillation.
We'll find a nice sheltered spot for your on-board lunch and explore the far reaches of this spectacular harbour paradise.

  • Departs by arrangement from Port FitzRoy Wharf or Glenfern Sanctuary
  • BBQ Lunch on board - please advise special dietary requirements
  • $150.00 per adult -  $75.00 per child (5 to 15)
  • Minimum 2 adults, Maximum 12 persons
  • Subject to suitable weather conditions
  • Bring swimming suits, towels, sunscreen, jacket, camera 

Great Barrier Island Tourism