Functions & Corporate Events

Host a unique function or corporate event on Bay Explorer


Charter the Bay Explorer and make your way out to local islands with us.

Tuhua (Mayor) Island Charters

Discover Bay of Plenty’s most beautiful island

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Custom Charter Cruises

Our 18.3m Bay Explorer is the perfect venue for your function or corporate event. Featuring..

  • Licenced Bar with cold beer, chilled regional wine and non-alcoholic beverages ready to serve.
  • Large interior saloon and large spacious viewing deck
  • Catering available and an onboard BBQ facility

The Bay Explorer is the largest charter boat for hospitality boat cruises in Tauranga.  We operate within the Tauranga harbour (Te Awanui) and can host up to 140 passengers.

Perfect for meetings, team building, corporate hospitality cruises and conference break-outs.


This is the jewel in Tauranga’s crown. The island has established walks, trails, amazing history and geography, lakes, fresh water and is totally NZ green, pest-free.  The Marine reserve is situated at the north of the island, and remote from the base camp at South East Bay.

Staying on the island is possible during summer between Labour Weekend and Easter (accommodation needs to be booked separately and must be booked in advance).  Accommodation options include camping and cabins (basic which has rustic appeal).

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Book Your Adventure

Come join us on the water to experience the BEST DAY EVER in the Bay of Plenty!  Use our easy online booking system to secure your spot now!

Custom Cruises

Bay Explorer can tailor Custom Cruises to suit your Social Club or Group Booking.  Contact us to discuss cruise options or make a booking.

The Bay Explorer

Bay Explorer are local boat tour specialists who are passionate about all our region has to offer. We are proudly Kiwi owned and operated, with plenty of experience running day trips from Tauranga.

Departure Point

Corner of Wharf Street & The Strand
New Zealand 3110

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

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