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BEST DAY EVER Island and Wildlife Cruise - incl. SUP and Kayaks

Experience a real ocean safari on a fun filled Island & Wildlife Cruise onboard Tauranga’s largest charter boat, the Bay Explorer!

Highlights

  • Explore Tauranga's amazing marine wildlife!
  • SUP, Kayak & Swim this amazing location or sit back, relax and soak in the scenery
  • High chance of seeing dolphins, whales, seals, sunfish, rays, school fish and birdlife
  • Full licensed bar on board and communal BBQ for BYO lunch
  • Tauranga’s largest charter boat

Seasonal marine wildlife may include dolphins, whales, seals, sunfish, rays, school fish and birdlife!

Explore the areas beautiful islands and make use of the activities provided, including; Stand-up paddle boarding, Kayaking over reefs and swimming.

The choice is yours - Have an action packed day or simply soak up the amazing scenery from our spacious and comfortable vessel.

Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch or bring food to cook on the communal BBQ. There’s also a fully licensed bar so you can chill out and soak up the atmosphere over a wine or refreshing beer.

 

Bay Explorer are the most experienced charter operators in the region and the most competitively priced. Choose us for a superb ocean safari adventure you’ll never forget!

 

Departs: From The Strand, Tauranga daily at 8:00am returning 4:00pm

Parking available down The Strand water front down Drive Crecent

***PICK UP OPTION AVAILABLE***

MOUNT MANGANUI PICK UP: $15 per person (Adult or Child) 7.30AM outside Burger King on Main Road.

We operate 7 days a week. If weather conditions do not allow comfortable operation in the open ocean the BEST DAY EVER cruise can operate in sheltered inshore waters. The Islands and Wildlife may change on this option.

***Please select transport add ons at the check out***

 

Kewpie Cruises - Scheduled One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise

Adult $150.00
Child $65.00

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child (5 and under) FREE - tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Calan Robertson from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2018

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Had a great time.

Didn't see many animals, apparently the slightly rough conditions meant we were unlikely to see as many. Still had a great time, and saw a single dolphin.

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Samantha from New Zealand wrote on 31 March 2018

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Absolutely amazing

Was an absolutely amazing day. Well worth the money spent. The team goes the extra mile to make sure you get a great experience and make you feel really welcome. Thanks so much for the best day out.

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Timothy Jamieson from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2018

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Very cool crew

Very cool day on the water, Brandon and Amy were great hosts, knowledgeable and good fun. Lots of sea life playing around us which was incredible to see, but also nice to see how respectful of them the guides were. Went kayaking for part of the day as well which was another way to experience the place and definitely worth the extra bit paid. Would highly recommend.

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Alex from New Zealand wrote on 12 February 2018

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Great day out!

This boat cruise is amazing! The crew are great and so accommodating. We had a perfect day with fantastic weather. The dolphins, sharks and seal definitely made my day. Would definitely recommend this cruise to all my friends

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Debbie from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2018

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Certainly was the best day out

Excellent day out from start to finish. Nice friendly crew who are passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. Spacious boat with plenty of good viewing spots which enable you to get up close to marine life. We saw numerous pods of dolphins that followed us for quite some time. Choose from some great activities, or do them all, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming and snorkelling (although you do need to take your own snorkelling equipment). More viewing of marine life and a couple of beers or glasses of wine ( available from the bar) on the way home finishes off a perfect day. Would recommend to locals as well as visitors who want to get out on the water.

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