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

Aldermen Islands/Ruamaahu


Aldermen Islands/Ruamaahu Nature Reserve Tour

Aldermen Islands Tour

Also known as the Vanishing Volcanoes, this unique island chain consists of amazing ryolite domes, sweeping cliff faces stretching hundreds of metres vertically into the air, and is littered with endemic flora and fauna not found anywhere on the mainland. Adding to the mystique of this magical place is the marine life commonly seen in the area.

Aldermen Islands Tour

Regarded as one of Aotearoa's finest diving locations, you never know what you might see on one of our tours. Sightings may include whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and all manner of seabirds.

Time: 120 minutes
Leaves: Tairua Marina
Adults prices: $150
Kids (age 3-16yrs): $80
Aldermen Islands Tour

Coastal & Island Classic

Coastal & Island Classic

Coastal & Island Classic Tour

The 90 minute coastal and island classic is our renowned everyday trip. We visit awesome coastal beaches, sheltered bays, volcanic islands with amazing rock and cave formations, and cover some very interesting history along the way.

Coastal & Island Classic Tour

Wildlife may include birds such as little blue penguin, fluttering shearwater, diving petrel, shags and gannets. Bountiful schools of kahawai, blue mao mao, and sometimes tuna are often seen, so keep those eyes peeled! For the lucky ones dolphins, whales, or seals may be on our journeys path!

Time: 90 minutes
Leaves: Tairua Marina
Adults prices: $110
Kids (age 3-16yrs): $55

Important Info for all tours

The route of our tours varies with the ever changing sea conditions, so no two tours are the same! Operating around the low tide can be tricky for us, so keep your phone close, as we may alter the trip time by an hour or two. We are also a weather dependant service, and your safety and comfort is our priority. If we decide conditions are not suitable we will contact you ASAP with a few options. This may be a refund, voucher, rescheduling of the booking, or an alternative tour.

Custom tours & Private charters

Private Charters

Private tours & shuttles

After something a bit more personal? Need a ride home? The ocean is your oyster. Perfect if you’ve got a large family or small group. We can help with a journey plan or leave it toally up to you.

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Slipper Island/Whakahau

Summer on slipper Island

Slipper Island Slipper Island

Slipper island shuttle

- 2 miles off the coast, about 15min by boat from Tairua Marina

- Spectacular scenery, including volcanic coastline, cliffs, pohutukawa trees, and secluded golden sand beaches

- Great swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, beach games (eg corn hole, soccer, volleyball etc). Some equipment available to hire from us.

- South Bay is perfect for couples, families, and larger groups. Take some nibbles and a couple of quiet drinks for a great day out

- Note toilet facilities not available

- Cost is $40pp each way for a couple, and prices reduce from there depending on numbers. Pick up/drop off times may vary with tide conditions and boat availability, but give us a call to discuss further.

Camping Available

Slipper Island has a great campground. We offer a shuttle service there, pick-up and drop-off.