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Kewpie Cruises - Scheduled One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise


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

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.


Scenic highlights of this great value cruise include:


  • Wildlife such as blue penguins and sea birds and if you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of marine mammals such as NZ fur seals, orca and dolphins
  • The Statue of Tangaroa
  • Untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements
  • The massive highly developed port infrastructure
  • Getting up close to cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships as we travel through Stella Passage and New Zealand’s largest port

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

    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.



  • Adult - $30
  • Youth (12 to 17 years) - $15
  • Children under 12 years – FREE of charge
  • You can add the child ticket as you proceed through the check out


    Price Includes: Optional Matakana Island hop on / off service

    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

    Bay Explorer - Island & Wildlife Cruise

    Available Bookings from August 23 to August 29

    Change Dates

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

    Wed 23 Aug
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    Michelle Judkins from New Zealand wrote on 24 October 2016

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    Was what we expected and special price was a key factor.

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    Yes the NZ navy was in that day!!! Thanks for sharing the cruise with us.

    Matyas Varadi from Australia wrote on 24 March 2017

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    Awesome little cruise

    My family and I really enjoyed the Kewpie cruise! Great Views of the Mount and Harbour!

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    Hi Matyas, Thank you so much for your review, what wonderful pictures you took of the Tauranga haurbor, looks like you and your family choose the perfect day to be out at sea. Next time be sure to check out Matakana island and rember kids under 12 are FREE

    Emma Pearce from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2017

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    Great trip with young family!

    The crew of Kewpie couldn't be nicer. They are genuine good people and nothing was too much trouble. From helping us haul our buggy on board, to knowledgeably pointing out places of interest in the harbour. We got off at Matakana Island for an hour which was tranquil and relaxing (if I was doing it again I would take some insect repellent). We were a young family with a 3 and 6 month old. A great trip to do for all the family.

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    Hi Emma, Thanks for leaving a review and mentioning how helpful and knowledgeable the crew were on board while you experianced what Kewpie Cruises has to offer, this is truly great for people of all ages and am pleased that even with your young ones you got to enjoy the experiance without hassle, the photo really shows you enjoyed your day, we hope to see you back on the kewpie again.

    Kitty Burn from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2017

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    Spent a scenic hour cruising round the island and harbour.

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    From Kewpie Cruises - Scheduled One Hour Scenic Harbour Cruise

    HI Kitty Thank you for the review. And the photos. If your back this way you could take an hour and stop of on the island...its beautiful

    Zita from New Zealand wrote on 13 July 2016

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    Great with littlies in tow

    Took my sister who is visiting from Australia on this Very relaxing cruise. Great hosts. Very affordable due to kids being free which was the best bonus for me due to having 4 little ones. They enjoyed every minute. Thank you and look forward to the next trip

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    Hi Zita Always great to have families onboard. We are pleased you enjoyed the cruise. We endevour to create an experience that is fun and cost effective for families. Children under 12 years free ;) Look forward to seeing you onboard again. Kewpie Crew

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