Welcome to Coromandel Ocean Adventures. Tairua’s and Pauanui's favourite scenic boat tour.

Ocean tiki tours. Leaving from Tairua and Pauanui daily.



We provide several 90 minute scenic boat tours each day, departing from Tairua and Pauanui. An abundance of marine and bird life, volcanic rock formations, birds and downright beautiful scenery awaits. Our tours are run by professional watermen and proud locals, with a wealth of knowledge on the area. This is a tour for the whole family.


Minutes per tour


Passengers per tour


Adults tickets (from)


Children 16 & Under (from)


90 to 120 minutes / Trip route Varies

*Trip route Varies

START - Tairua Marina

Meet at Tairua Marina. Tickets must be booked online, prior to arriving at the marina. We can offer tickets on the spot but we can’t guarantee a space on the boat.

Boat Harbour / Taputuatahi bay

Only accessible by boat, this place has provided a safe anchorage for passing vessels. Also a haven for Kiwi and a great stand of Kauri trees. One of NZ's premier mainland pest control success stories.

Aldermen Islands / Ruamaahu

Characterised by it’s distinctive rocky profiles and amazing wildlife, the Aldermen Islands are a favourite. An important nature reserve, it is regarded as one of the best open water dive sites in New Zealand.

Sailor’s Grave / TE KAro bay

Sailors Grave, also known as Te Karo Bay, is a beach north of Tairua, a popular surf and picnic spot, home to the actual site of the Sailors Grave and a coastal walking track.


A beautiful natural island. Largely uninhabited by people. Classified as an area of ‘outstanding natural character’, there’s beautiful rock formations and plenty of marine and bird life. An iconic landmark from Tairua.


A rich Maori history dating back hundreds of years coupled with a strong modern history. From sheep shearing and farming to fierce tribal battles, this wonderful Island has many a story to tell.



The best bits

We take pride in visiting the lesser known areas of the wider Coromandel area. Beautiful volcanic rock formations, caves, an abundance of bird and marine life, crystal clear water, ancient Maori Pā sites are just a few of the highlights of our tours.

Our boat is spacious and comfortable, so come and join us for a trip around the pacific, you might even learn a thing or two.



Yes, definitely. We provide life jackets for all ages. We have first aid and additional safety gear on board at all times.

Yes. Pauanui can be selected as your departure location through the booking platform.

Yes. Contact us directly about designing a personal charter to suit your group. Choose your own destination, time period, and theme. We can also cater charters to Slipper Island based guests. This could include Cathedral Cove, which is just a 25 minute boat trip north of Tairua. Price on application.

Yes. Contact us here. Transport options available to Slipper Island. Vessel drop off/pick up to local spots by arrangement. Advance notice required, weather dependent. Price on application.

Yes. Contact us directly for a fun and interesting perspective on this beautiful harbour.

Tour Prices

Additional Info

Adults tickets from $110
Children (16 & Under) from $60
(Children under 3 no charge)
Family $290 (2 adults/2 children)
Family $340 (2 adults/3 children)

Payment options: Book online with Visa or Mastercard

FREEPHONE NZ: 027 843 8294
INTL PHONE: +64 278 438 294
EMAIL: [email protected]

Additional Info

Tour times will vary. Up to date info and times are available through the booking platform.

Departs from Tairua marina. Check in time is 10 minutes before your departure. We also provide a pickup service from Pauanui. Please specify your pickup location when booking.

Trip times and itineraries may change due to weather conditions to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers.

Specialty Tours available. Price on application.

About us


Coromandel Ocean Adventures is a boat tour company based in the beautiful Tairua. Founded by Hayden Smith and Richie McNabb. Both are seriously proud locals, professional watermen and outdoors lovers.

Richie is a third generation boatman from Tairua. His grandad was a local charterman and legendary local figure. With over 10 years commercial experience pearl diving and 20 years ocean experience; Richie brings a wealth of knowledge to the tours.

Hayden Smith, also a local to the area, brings a Masters of Science, majoring in Marine Biology. Also with 5 years pearl commercial diving experience, on top of a life lived close to the ocean and two other boating businesses.