Experience a real ocean safari on a fun filled Island & Wildlife Cruise onboard Tauranga’s largest charter boat, the Bay Explorer.
Get up close and personal to dolphins, whales, seals, sunfish, rays, school fish and birdlife and discover their unique aquatic world.
Explore the areas beautiful islands and make use of the complimentary activities such as Stand-up paddle boarding, Kayaking, Snorkelling over reefs, Swimming and Hiking. 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 it can be arranged for you. 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
***PICK UP OPTION AVAILABLE***
MOUNT MANGANUI PICK UP: $7 per per (Adult or Child) 7.30AM outside Burger King on Main Road.
We operate 7 days a week. If weather conditions do not allow comfortable operation in the open ocean the BEST DAY EVER cruise can operate in sheltered inshore waters. The Islands and Wildlife may change on this option.
***Please select transport add ons at the check out***
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
Hi Phill Thank you for your awesome review. It was our pleasure to spend the birthday girls special day Happy birthday again Faith! Have a fantastic year ... From the Bay Explorer team :)
Thanks for lovely review. It was small numbers on board that day but we still went out to show you our big blue backyard. Worth the rewards, the crew always love to see the wildlife too. Regards BE crew
Hi James Sounds like s great day out on the water! Hope you enjoyed the waterspouts also. Great you experienced the awesome Dolphin encounters and swimming with wild NZ fur seals. Hope the Sharks and bird life also contributed to the wildlife.. We appreciate sharing your experience. A whale next time maybe !!! Cheers from the Bay Explorer crew.
Hi Eva What a fantastic photo of the dolphins jumping! Thanks for sharing a great day out. You were awesome on the SUP and kayaks too. All the best from us all on Bay Explorer
Lisa thanks for taking the time to review your experience on Bay Explorer. It was an amazing day to share with you. Everyone really loved the giant LEATHERBACK encounter and that was awesome dolphin display also. Look forward to seeing you again From the BE crew
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