Requirements when Travelling to DOC Islands

Our vessel(s)/company is/are licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf

This is what you must to do to prepare for your trip:

  • Check your bags for stowaways: mice, rats, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks.
  • Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds.
  • Pack your lunch in a rodent-proof container eg. hard plastic with lid.
  • Make sure everything you bring is in a sealed or zipped closed bag. Food must be packed into rodent-proof/sealed Containers. No open bags or boxes.
  • Any camping or overnight gear must be thoroughly checked for pest stowaways.

If you have any doubts or questions about your packed items please ask sales staff or the boat crew.

If you would like more information please visit the Department of Conservation website

Covid 19 Policy

We are still Taking Bookings!!!

Covid 19 Policy: The Red Boats operates within the current guidelines set by the Ministry of Health. Our vessels are cleaned and sanitized daily, and we provide hand washing stations and sanitizer on board for our customers. Social distancing, face masks & other measures may be required on board depending on the Alert level status & Ministry of Health Guidelines in place at the time.

Covid Lockdowns & Cancelations: We will endeavour to proceed with your charter providing we are permitted to operate under any Covid restrictions that may be in place at the time. In the event of a lockdown, or the Charter NOT being able to proceed due to Covid, alternative Charter dates will be offered. We will do our best to ensure we find you an alternative date when Covid restrictions will allow us to operate. The Red Boats do not offer refunds for any booked charters that are cancelled due to Covid 19 or Lockdown restrictions. All monies paid to The Red Boats are Non refundable.

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