New Half Day Cruise – join us for a morning of fun!

Departing at 9am and returning around 1pm – 2pm


Your Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise begins as you’re welcomed aboard the Bay Explorer at the Tauranga waterfront.


We spend the morning exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coast line searching for marine wildlife which may include seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca, and dolphins swimming along with our vessel. Our awesome Captain and crew will be pointing out all that they see so you won’t miss a thing!


Don’t forget your camera as we are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream.

Your experienced Captain and crew will provide a fascinating commentary on the history, geography and culture of the area. They have knowledge on marine wildlife and personally share with you everything they observe. Books and references are on board to enhance your experience.

You will be back in Tauranga by 2pm latest so you will have the rest of the day to explore our beautiful region!
Don’t miss this premier Bay of Plenty half day wildlife adventure!

 

Includes:

  • A half day cruise on our spacious boat with 360° outdoor views from the largest open-air wildlife watching sun deck.
  • Watch seasonal marine wildlife – penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sunfish, school fish, seabirds, sharks and orca.
  • Cold beer and chilled regional wine from our licenced bar (Eftpos available).
  • Onboard commentary and references with facts on the Bay and local marine wildlife.
  • Our friendly, professional Bay Explorer Crew

“Its all about connecting people with the ocean environment, the wildlife, and providing fun activities. We have proved we run a professional crew, an awesome experience, new adventures and
memorable moments aboard our awesome vessel BAY EXPLORER.”

Brandon Stone

Owner, Bay Explorer

“Its all about connecting people with the ocean environment, the wildlife, and providing fun activities. We have proved we run a professional crew, an awesome experience, new adventures and
memorable moments aboard our awesome vessel BAY EXPLORER.”

Brandon Stone

Owner, Bay Explorer

Important information:

We operate seven days a week weather permitting. Should weather conditions prohibit open ocean cruising, then we will postpone to another date, or offer a refund. Please check the payment and cancellation policy page for payment and cancellation details.

Also please see our FAQs page for more information.

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
Tauranga
New Zealand 3110

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



footer-doc-100pxEndorsed by Department of Conservation New Zealand to interact with marine wildlife.

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