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

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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

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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Wed 19 Dec

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$65.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child$65.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$65.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child$65.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$65.00

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

5.0

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Paul Ward from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2017

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bay explorer, best day ever

Great Day on the water with skipper Brandon, his helpful friendly children along for the ride and his friendly competent crew. Sighting dolphins, flying fish, fur seals up close, nice barbecue lunch in a beautiful bay with swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling with excellent equipment and instruction. Kid friendly cruise and crew. recommended for families or any who would enjoy a genuine NZ experience. 5 stars!

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Paul that's AWESOME ! Thanks for describing your day with us with the same passion you put into the adventure. It was a pleasure to have you on board. Fun times for those that make time! All the best from the BE crew (and my kids Maya and Leo) whom spend half their lives onboard and love every day BEST DAY EVER

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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David from United Kingdom wrote on 08 February 2017

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great day out

we were lucky that with just six passengers the tour wasn't cancelled due to the small number of passengers. we look about an hour or so to come across a vast pod of dolphins which we tracked for at least half an hour and got some great photos. Such stop in lovely calm bay and were able to snorkel, paddle board and kayak. caught a couple of blue sharks on the way back to port and this finished a great day.

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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

James Lever from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2017

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Amazing Experience

I had an absolutely great day and would definitely recommend it to everyone. During the day we went swimming and nearby were some seals, they allowed us to play with them and were swimming with us. We didn't see as much wildlife as I was hoping but did see some seals and lots of dolphins. The crew were extremely friendly and very informative.

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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.

Eva from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2017

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An amazing day out!

Great staff, who were friendly and experienced. We were able to see Sun Fish, Sharks, and LOTS of Dolphins who were playing and feeding. We also got the opportunity to kayak and Paddle Board. I would definitely do it again. 5 Stars!

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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

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