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Island and Wildlife Cruise - Full Day

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
  • Tauranga's largest charter boat
  • Take a dip in the calm waters or relax and soak up the beautiful scenery

Spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands which 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 must please bring their own lunch or snacks. There is a fully licensed bar so you can chill out and soak up the atmosphere over a chilled regional wine or refreshing beer.

Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

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 $150.00
Child $90.00
Infant $20.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours 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 Dive Crescent. We operate seven days a week weather permitting. Should weather conditions prohibit open ocean cruising, then we will postpone to another date, or offer a refund.

    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 price applicable for ages 6-12 years. Infant is 5 years and under.

    Optional Extra: Water-sports (Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle-boards) are not included in this deal however ask the crew on board and they will happily upgrade you at an additional cost

Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 13 Nov
Thu 14 Nov
Fri 15 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov
Mon 18 Nov
Tue 19 Nov

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child$90.00
  • Infant$20.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$106.10
  • Child$72.00
  • Infant$20.00

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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Jiratnira from Thailand wrote on 22 April 2019

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So adorable

It was awesome day, we saw heap dolphins also hammerhead shark, penguins and nearly midday cruise stopped near small island for relax as I swam pretty close with seals, so awesome day but just one thing we wouldn’t know on cruise got nothing for us, the ticket full price excld everything! So please list detail for customer must bring your own lunch due to we would like to buy some meal but on cruise got frozen meal but was expired!!! So we have one day trip and have no food for whole day, so I might say it was my fault not prepared food but Bookme must revise your advertise include all detail about that. Anyway all great :)

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Thanks guys glad you enjoyed the day. Regarding your comments about you paying full price but it did not include lunch. Two points. We DO NOT include lunch, never have, it’s not part of the price. The people eating/having BBQ bought there own food, as detailed in the booking. When you asked for something to eat the only thing the crew had to offer you was a curry meal, just the one pack in our crew cupboard. Sorry this pack was expired but was all they had to offer. We are adding meals in future but we are trying to work out the dietary habits of so many international customers. Even this day we had halal BBQ. It’s easier for now that we ask people to bring there own food. Regarding price. You have booked through BOOKME a heavily discounted marketing sales site. We DO NOT sell the full package on this site including all watersports as it would be grossly unfair to the customers booking directly paying full price. Our customers paying full price have priority access to watersports equipment. You were offered access to the equipment at a charge of $30. This is a minimal charge and still provides everything at a discount. You could have paid $30 and had a life time event and paddled with the NZ fur seals that were about the boat at lunch break. Hope this clarifies your confusion, we appreciate your feedback and hope You enjoy your travels

Samuel from United Kingdom wrote on 18 January 2019

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Amazing Expirience!! Great crew!

When I saw people had said it was the best day ever I never believed that it would be exactly that. Beautiful weather. Great staff. And to beat all of that, whales🐳 Didn’t see much for the first 3 hours and then it all came at once! Highly recommended!😅

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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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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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