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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). It’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

    What's included

    • Optional Matakana Island hop on / off service

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • 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.

    • Children under 12 years – FREE of charge - tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout. If your experience is canceled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

    Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$20.00
    • Youth$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$17.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$24.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$15.00
    • Youth$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$21.00
    • Youth$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$18.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$17.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$18.00
    • Youth$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$26.00
    • Youth$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$26.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$30.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$21.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$30.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$30.00
    • Youth$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult$30.00
    • Youth$15.00

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

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    Barbra from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2019

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    Great trip

    Friendly staff πŸ’• I enjoyed a lot

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    Awesome pics thanks for including those. And again thanks so much for the kind response to our crew. Barbra your awesome!!

    Susan Ryan from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2019

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    Perfect

    Lovely cruise and very informative.

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    YUSSSSS!!! Amazing thank you from the crew... and great to see some family pics!! When your back this way, or maybe you live in the Bay come a share another fun, relaxing cruise on-board the good Ol'KEWPIE

    Paul from Australia wrote on 19 February 2019

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    Great little hour to spend in the harbour. Great tour guides & tour information. Thank you

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    Great photo Thanks for your great review. The crew will love the positive response.

    Emily Carter from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2019

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    Magical piece of paradise

    Fantastic day out. This is the second time we have visited the absolutely beautiful shores of Matakana Island with Kewpie Cruises. Whilst the cruise itself is fairly basic, the staff are lovely and teally the point of it is to get to put your feet on Matakana Island. Highly recommend taking a picnic, sun block and going for a swim in the crystal clear warm water.

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    Arun Kaushish from New Zealand wrote on 05 February 2019

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    5 out of 5

    Awesome experience and very friendly service.

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