Functions & Corporate Events

Host a unique function or corporate event on Bay Explorer


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The Bay Explorer is perfect for your next Christmas Party, Team Building Event or Corporate Function  –  room to party and mingle with a licenced bar on board and catering options, for up to 140 people on the Bay’s premiere Wildlife & Scenic Cruise!

As an employer or social club organiser you are always looking for ideas to do something fun and different that will bring your team together. So why not a unique venue on the water with Bay Explorer taking your through the beautiful harbour of Tauranga, bring your group from work, your social club or good friends to celebrate Christmas, …sun, long nights and fun. We have plenty of room to let the hair down, dance the night away, dine and be merry.

  • 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
  • PA system onboard
  • Room for live entertainment
  • Can cater up to 140 passengers
  • You choose the date and time but bookings are essential 

No group is to small, We have two vessels that can cater to your requirements of your function, for further details please enquire via email: info@bayexplorer.co.nz or phone: 021 605 968 or contact us here.



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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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