Whakatane is known for its fishing – more yellow fin tuna are caught in this district than anywhere else in the country.
- Visit to White Island
- Direct to Opotiki
- Direct to Mussel Farm
Whakatane is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand. Just off shore from Whakatane is White Island, an amazingly active volcano that can be visited by boat or helicopter. Whakatane is also known for its fishing – more yellow fin tuna are caught in this district than anywhere else in the country.
Whakatane Bar Criteria
Hirer must have at least 1 years experience crossing bars.
Hirer must be a member of a coastguard.
VHF Experience REQUIRED (Licence preferred)
The Whakatane Coast guard have 5 commercial skippers that are available to take people over the bar and back again for a donation if they need some guidance. Please note that you will need to book in advance with the Coastguard directly.