White Island - New Zealand

White Island (also known as Whaakari) is an active volcanic island in the Bay of Plenty 50 km off the north east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Named by James Cook in 1769 for its permanent shroud of white mist, the island has been abandoned since 1934 except for 60,000 sooty shearwaters. Today the island still emits visible plumes of steam, often ejecting clouds of ash that rise as high as 10km on clear, still days. The crater, containing a lake, often fluorescent green in colour, is over 100 metres deep. View its desolate moonscape with billowing towers of gas, steam and ash, spewing from the crater lake. The following 10 cruises call at White Island. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.