Our unique, guided jetski safaris are suited to everyone. We travel at your pace. You have the freedom of your own jetski and the ability to explore all the safe, beautiful waters of the Hokianga Harbour, which stretch over 40km inland. Our experienced local, Maori guides take you on a journey back in time, so you feel how life was. The stories they have are not all in the history books – they have been passed down generation by generation by the people of the Hokianga. The historical significance of the area is unmatched by anywhere else in New Zealand – this was the first landing point of human in-habitation – this was where the famous explorer Kupe arrived in 925 AD. Sit on the sand dunes and listen to the tale of Kupe paddling through the harbour entrance.
You can have your own jetski or you can share a jetski at no extra cost. We have 5 tours to choose from ranging from 1 hour to 3.5 hours. We also do bespoke tours.
PLEASE NOTE: All of our safaris require a minimum booking of 2 jetskis.
This safari is named after a very famous dolphin – Opo. Back in the summer of 1955 he was the life and soul of the harbour. Heading north from Opononi you travel to Pakanae where you look upon Whiria Mountain and hear the stories of the Great Cheiftain, Rahiri, then heading to Mahena Island to hear about Opo the dolphin. This is a great introduction to the Hokianga and it is breath taking as you cruise alongside the sand dunes and its pristine waters.
Perfect for anyone short on time! Kids love this trip commemorating Opo the dolphin – a treasure of Hokianga and Aotearoa.
Duration 1.5 hours
This safari takes you from Opononi to Rawene and back with some incredible sea stops on the way! You visit the Opo memorial – a dolphin whose passing was mourned by all of Aotearoa.
Visiting sites of historic significance such as Motuti and Onoke, the stunning Koutu Boulders, Pakanae and Rawene. We disembark at Rawene for a walk around this historical township. Bring some money so you can grab a coffee at the iconic Boatshed Cafe and then browse around the shops for some unique local products
Duration 3.5 hours
This safari takes you 40km up the harbour to the small settlement of Horeke, it is an amazing journey of European settlers and Maori history. It also gives you an awesome jet ski experience as you explore all the nooks and cranny’s of the harbour.
We hop off at some key spots – Kohukoku – a quirky little township and Horeke a settlement which is a town of many firsts – first pub in NZ, first murder trial, first…., you can also visit Mangungu Mission House if the tide is right.
Duration 4.5 hours
Gathering Kaimoana is a tradition of that goes back to the beginning of time. Our guides will take you on a journey that our ancestors have done many times before. You can hop in and gather yourself if you want to or just leave it to the guides.
Duration 1.5 hours
Jetski fishing is WOW!! The Hokianga has many varieties of fish and catching them from a jetski is truly an experience you cant afford to miss. Our guides will show you the best places to go. Just remember its called fishing not catching..
Duration 2.5 hours
We will provide you with a life jacket, dry bag, sun screen and a tour map. You will need to bring the following: