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Chase Dargaville
Chase Dargaville
We had an amazing time and the crew are fantastic. Thank your an awesome weekend and I highly recommend Bay Explorer for any cruise around Tauranga
Jördis Theusner
Jördis Theusner
We had an amazing day out there on the water. The Crew (Brandon, Sol and Sam) is great. All really funny, friendly and don´t mind to answer any questions. It´s a whole day trip (7h) on the Bay explorer boat with a 1h break close to a smaller island, where you can go swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding - with seals around!!! <3 "Keep a lazy eye on the water" and you´ll see penguins, dolphins, seals and sharks (we were really lucky that day :D ) Were still in complete awe.
Ciska Jong
Ciska Jong
Great day out on the Bay Explorer! We saw some beautiful sea life, had a sweet bbq right off the back of the boat, paddle boarded, kayaked, snorkeled etc! The staff were simply amazing, very knowledgable and friendly. 5 stars for you guys 🙂
Hayley Power
Hayley Power
Fantastic trip today! Once in a lifetime! A whale found us on our kayaks, whilst our boat was anchored, and quite clearly wanted to play. Brendon, Dave and Fran all brilliant as was the boat! Can’t wait to see the video of our adventure �
Charlotte Irvine
Charlotte Irvine
Great day out on the water! Was beautiful seeing the wildlife naturally and uncaged, Motiti was stunning, loved the SUP and jumping off the boat was an epic start to Summer. Great friendly staff thank you�

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The Bay Explorer

See why our day cruise is called the BEST DAY EVER. Bay Explorer are local tour specialists who are passionate about all that our region has to offer. We are proudly Kiwi owned and operated.

Departure Point

Corner of Wharf Street & The Strand
New Zealand 3110

Ph: 021 605 968
Intnl: +64 21 605 968

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