Kewpie Cruises - One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise

Step aboard the iconic KEWPIE for an incredible scenic cruise over the beautiful waters of Tauranga Harbour.

Highlights

  • Stunning scenic cruise through Tauranga's inner harbour departing hourly from the historical Pilot Wharf
  • Discover the Statue of Tangaroa - God of the Sea in Maori culture
  • Possibility to see the region's seasonal marine wildlife including blue penguins, sea birds and NZ fur seals!
  • Check out the cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships
  • Includes a Hop-on hop-off Matakana Island beach visit

This popular and relaxing cruise journeys through the beautiful inner harbour of Tauranga with the Grand Kaimai range and Mount Maunganui as a stunning backdrop.

The KEWPIE has two cruise decks and plenty of room to soak up the amazing views. It also boasts a fully licensed lounge bar and bar snacks are also available.


Scenic highlights of this great value cruise include:

The Statue of Tangaroa guarding the harbour entrance

A diversity of landscapes from untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements, contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure

Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds or NZ fur seals


Matakana Island Hop on / Hop off: Why not make a day of it and discover the island of Matakana with our convenient hop on / hop off service? Enjoy the secluded islands white sandy beaches and take a dip in the calm crystal clear waters. The professional KEWPIE crew can pick you up for the return journey on the next tour.

We recommend if you want an island stop off to take one of the first two sailings of the day (11am and 12pm). Itโ€™s the skippers call on access to the island dependant on current weather conditions and predicted afternoon forecasts. The skipper will advise you of the last pick up of the day.



Departure Point: Pilot wharf (base of the mountain). Take a leisurely stroll along Pilot Bay esplanade to the base of the Mountain (Mauao). Walk 100 metres along the base track.


Departures Times:

Daily: December to April 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00pm.

School holidays: 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00pm.

Weekends: May to June & October to November 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00pm.

Adult $30.00
Youth $15.00 (12 - 16 years old)
Child $0.00 (1x per adult)
Additional Child $5.00 (Under 12 years old)

What's included

  • Optional Matakana Island hop on / off service

Location

  • Departure: Pilot Wharf, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga (base of the mountain).

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note:

    Children under 12 years old: Free Entry

    Condition for Child Pricing: One child under 12 free per direct family member (per adult).

    Extra Children: $5.00 per child.

    Guidelines for visiting Matakana Island: Part of our service is the opportunity to visit Matakana island but any obligation on part of Kewpie Cruises to provide this part of the service in no way changes the value of the ticket.

    - This is strictly a beach visit only, no entering the forest under any circumstances (this is private forestry).

    - No fires are to be lit on the island.

    - Toilets available onboard the vessel, or at the end of the wharf.

    - Collect any rubbish you see, and bring all your rubbish back with you (keep our beaches clean!)

    Access To Matakana Island: This is an isolated beach with basic toilet facilities. We only drop off passengers at this location when conditions allow and logistics allow. Please consult the skipper and crew when you arrive to confirm if this is an option on the day. It is not part of the cruise but only an option.

Available Bookings from January 19 to January 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Fri 22 Jan
Sat 23 Jan
Sun 24 Jan
Mon 25 Jan

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$24.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$21.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$21.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$19.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Youth$15.00
  • Child$0.00
  • Additional Child$5.00

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Lisa Traill from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2020

Would go again!

What a brilliant cruise, we made a day of it by getting off on Matakana Island. What a beautiful place and the beach is paradise! If u walk far enough u have the beach to yourself ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Tom and crew were very knowledgeable and interesting. We will be back thx for making our NZ day memorable ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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shona from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2020

It's a MUST DO.

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leneg from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2020

Lovely outing

Lovely morning outing. Very informative. Well stocked on drinks if needed. My kids an I loved it.

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kathyj1 from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2021

Kewpie Time

Great trip - excellent way to see Tauranga harbour. Pilot and deckhand were pleasant.

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taniac6 from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2021

Awesome afternoon out!!

A lovely way to spend the afternoon! Out to Matakana Island, and a stop-off for a swim and play on the beach. Kewpie picked us up on the next round so we could complete the harbour cruise and get a different perspective on Pilot Bay. Thank you Kewpie Cruises :)

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