We were booked to take the boat trip to White Island on a Wednesday on our way from Rotorua to Coromandel. We received a call the night before to advise us the weather was not good and unfortunately the trip was cancelled. We asked to be wait listed and happily received a call Thursday to advise we were to be accommodated on the Friday voyage. The team at White Island Tours kept us well informed as on the day of the trip we had a 3.5hour drive down from Coromandel. The trip out to the island was quite rough and a few of the passengers were sea sick. Would recommend taking travel calm/kwells before taking off as it takes 1.5hrs to get to the island. The team were very good assisting the unwell passengers. We had a 92yo in our party and unfortunately she was unable to leave the main boat to get in the inflatable to the island. Would recommend a level of fitness to be able to climb up a ladder off an inflatable and walk across uneven boulders. Once you disembark onto the island it's truly an amazing experience. The guides were very informative taking the group around the island explaining the islands history and volcanic activity. It was quite exhilarating knowing we were walking on an active volcano. The gas masks were very much appreciated as the smell of sulphur can be quite overwhelming. Thanks to Kelsey, Hayden, Mutta and skipper Lance we had a wonderful day.
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