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Tauranga Scenic Harbour Cruise

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Discover the enchanting allure of Tauranga Harbour on Bay Explorer's afternoon cruise, a captivating experience perfect for families, couples, locals, and travelers alike!

Discover the enchanting allure of Tauranga Harbour on Bay Explorer's afternoon cruise, a captivating experience perfect for families, couples, locals, and travelers alike!


  • Experience a relaxing 3-hour cruise showcasing Tauranga Harbour!
  • Enjoy onboard commentary, 360° outdoor views, and a licensed bar with cold beer and regional wines
  • Encounter marine wildlife and witness a diverse range of harbor views, from bustling Port of Tauranga to serene beaches and forests
  • Cruise through picturesque locations like Te Puna, Stella passage, and Omokoroa Peninsula!

Bay Explorer offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking things to do in Tauranga. With years of expertise in showcasing the beauty of Tauranga Harbour, this cruise is perfect to spend time with your family and friends!

Departing from Tauranga central CBD, this leisurely Sunday adventure follows their popular morning Half Day Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise route.

Enjoy the sun's warmth as you relax and sip on iced beverages from the onboard bar while listening to engaging commentary about the harbor's points of interest. Explore the diversity of Tauranga Harbour, from bustling Port facilities to tranquil coastal villages, lush forests, and picturesque sandy beaches.

This cruise, which includes stops at Te Puna and Omokoroa Peninsula, showcases New Zealand's largest export port and the North Island's most stunning harbor, making it an ideal choice for school holiday fun or a weekend getaway!


  • Check-in: 3:15pm for briefing at 3:30pm (The Strand, Tauranga City Waterfront)
  • Departure: 3:30pm Strand Tauranga
  • Return: 6:30pm Strand Tauranga
Adult $95.00
Child $35.00 (6 - 12 years)
Infant $10.00 (0 - 5 years)
Senior $75.00 ((65+))
Family $195.00 (2 adults 2 child and 1 infant)

What's included

  • A 3-hour cruise on our spacious 18-metre (60-foot) vessel with 360° outdoor views.
  • Comfortable fully enclosed seating downstairs and a large open sun-deck for viewing and sightseeing.
  • Some of the best variations in harbour views in New Zealand, from busy Port to sunbleached isolated beaches and forests.
  • Close-up encounters with marine wildlife – maybe we will see penguins, school fish, seabirds, sharks.
  • Cold beer and chilled regional wines from our licenced bar and non-alcoholic beverages (Eftpos available).
  • Food options or bring your own snacks.
  • Onboard commentary and references with facts on the Bay and local points of interest.
  • Our friendly, professional Bay Explorer crew that are the only marine Biologist skipper/crew in Tauranga.
  • Max 80 people (seating available) and wheelchair access on request.
  • Photos of a lifetime! See the statue of Tangaroa, the yachts, pleasure craft, marinas, City and village landscapes as well as three islands and their isolated beaches and forests, horticulture like Kiwifruit and Avocado orchards.


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • The Strand
  • Tauranga 3110
  • New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$47.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant $10.00
  • Senior $75.00
  • Family $195.00

  • Adult$47.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$35.00
  • Infant $10.00
  • Senior $75.00
  • Family $195.00

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


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leannedorew from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2024

Gentle Harbour Cruise

Emily, the host was very knowledgeable of the harbour, shore and sea life. It was a nice way to spend the evening of a long weekend. Enjoyed the harbour cruise very very smooth. (Son) Good to be able to purchase snacks and drinks onboard and also able to bring own food. Emily had activity packs for kids which was a great idea. Casual family atmosphere. Managed to see the cruise ship leave and cruise around the docks. Massive harbour. Would recommend.

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