Reef Ecology Tour - interact with Wild Stingrays

From NZD $55.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Product code: RET

LEVEL 2 guidelines are in place for COVID 19 as at 12pm Tuesday 07/09/21 please ensure all booking is done on line and completion of pre arrival waiver forms are completed. Social distancing rules,  mask use and contact tracing scan must be
followed and our tours will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. If you are unwell please stay home - there will be no cancellation costs if you need to cancel your booking, but we do ask you contact us to cancel.  

Once you’ve been kitted out in our designer waders, you’ll embark on a walk across the reef at Tatapouri on the low tide with our experienced guides to meet with the Tamariki (Maori for children) of Tangaroa the Maori Sea God.

During the Reef Ecology tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and interact with the Stingrays, Eagle Rays, Kingfish and other reef dwellers under the guidance our guides. The guides will provide information about the local inhabitants who live on the reef.

A unique and memorable activity for all ages.

• Our reef tours are suitable for all ages.
• Bookings are essential – our reef tours are popular! and are run around the low tides daily.
• Waders are provided by Dive Tatapouri please note our waders only go to shoe size 13NZ and waist size 18NZ. For children under the age 4yrs waders will not be available and they will need to sit on banana boat or be carried.
• Reef tour times depend on tides and weather and sea conditions.
• Allow up to an hour and half for the Reef Ecology Tour including check in.
• Large groups can be accommodated by prior arrangement.
• Pack your waterproof camera – you’ll need it!

  • Our Banana Boat is available for smaller children who are to small to walk
    however please be aware parent / caregiver will be required to help pull
    it over the reef and remain with it during the tour.  We do not provide
    life jackets for children so if you wish to have your child in a life
    jacket please bring one with you.

  • If tour is cancelled due to weather there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you do not contact us to cancel 12hrs prior and/or do not show for the booked session a 100% cancellation fee will be collected from the credit card provided at the time of booking.


We would prefer to take payment through our on line booking system so please ensure you enter your credit card details at the time of booking, we do not take the payment until time of check in so nothing will be charged to your card in the first instance.

Please ensure yourself and your guests complete the online waiver form that is sent to you (forward onto your other guests accompanying you) this means we do not have to do it at the time of check in and also checks our contact tracing requirements.

If you are sick please stay home and phone us to cancel the booking we will not be charging cancellation fees at this time as long as you advise us you can not make the tour. If you have symptoms of the Covid-19 virus or may have come in contact with someone that does have, then you must follow the Ministry of Health guidelines - contact number is 0800 358 5453.