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ISLAND and WILDLIFE CRUISE - Dolphins and Marine Wildlife

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Board the Bay Explorer for an exciting real ocean safari on a fun filled Island & Wildlife Cruise on Tauranga’s largest charter boat!

Highlights

  • Experience Tauranga's amazing marine wildlife incl dolphins, whales, seals, sunfish, rays, school fish and birdlife
  • Explore the crystal clear waters and see the bay's stunning islands
  • Fully Licensed bar onboard and communal BBQ for BYO lunch
  • Tauranga's largest charter boat
  • Take a dip in the calm waters or relax and soak up the beautiful scenery

The Bay of Plenty is teeming with a vast array of dolphins, whales, seals, sunfish, rays, school fish and birdlife and this is your opportunity to discover their unique aquatic world.

Explore the areas beautiful islands from our spacious and comfortable vessel and take a dip in the calm crystal clear waters.

Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch or bring food to use 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!

Adult $140.00
Child $55.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours duration for the whole experience

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

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

    Parking available down The Strand water front down Drive Crescent

    ***PICK UP OPTION AVAILABLE***

    MOUNT MANGANUI PICK UP: $15 per person (Adult or Child) 7.30AM outside Burger King on Main Road, can be added as you proceed to checkout.

    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.

  • Child Pricing applies to children 6 to 12 years of age Children 5 years and under are free of charge

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

Change Dates

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

Day Cruise Deal
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$55.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$55.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$83.00
  • Child$55.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$140.00
  • Child$55.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$83.00
  • Child$55.00

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

4.8

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Elina Herpel from Germany wrote on 28 December 2017

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Again please!

it was one of the best days in New Zealand! Alice came to pick me up and then we went to the harbor. the whole crew and the captain were ultra funny and really nice. we did not find any dolphins until noon. but you have noticed that the crew has made a great effort to see which. and when we saw some, the wait was worth it. the team attaches great importance to animal welfare so the animals are not driven. it was wonderful!

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From ISLAND and WILDLIFE CRUISE - Dolphins and Marine Wildlife

Hi Elina It’s a great written review. Thank you glad you had a great day and thank you for sharing the photo! Happy travels

Ahmed from Saudi Arabia wrote on 18 December 2017

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Amazing stuff

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Ahmed Thank you so much for your positive review. Thank you so much for that from all the crew.. it was an awesome day out Skip

Lukas von Daeniken from Switzerland wrote on 02 April 2018

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Awesome

Fantastic day with a fantastic crew!

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Naomy from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2018

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Great dolphin watching trip

Really enjoyed the full day boat trip, great views around the Bay of Plenty, saw a couple of penguins, some flying fish, lots of seabirds and several pods of amazing dolphins swimming right up close to the boat.

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From ISLAND and WILDLIFE CRUISE - Dolphins and Marine Wildlife

Naomy Thanks for posting the beautiful picture and taking time to review the cruise. The common dolphin is a beautiful animal and often shows very social behaviour with our boat. Glad you enjoyed your day You are a five star customer :) Skip

Alexander Mckenzie from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2018

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Best Day Out Ever

I went on the cruise with my daughter Chantell and my partner Kaye. We had the best day ever we went swimming in the lovely warm waters of the bay of plenty driving and jumping off the boat, before heading out to see a magical pod of dolphins. We also got to see flying fish, a sealion, penguins and the very elusive sunfisf. The crew were very friendly and helpful the boat is large with both male and female toilets it also has a bar for hot and cold drinks. I highly recommend this cruise We had the best time.

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