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Stephen Ford
Stephen Ford
A brilliant day out lead by a competent and very knowledgeable team. We were made to feel comfortable and welcome the moment we boarded. We did manage to see various sea life and stopped for a BBQ and paddle boarding. I would highly recommend to anyone be it tourists, families or large parties. Many thanks to Jack and Nick for our experience, awesome guys.
Ben McCallum
Ben McCallum
Family of four, amazing day, dolphins, penguins, eagle rays and a hammer head shark (super rare!). Great crew, friendly, chilled out and informative! Can't recommend highly enough, get booked don't miss out!
Kirsty Nash
Kirsty Nash
Had an amazing day with the Bay Explorer. The staff (Brendon and Nick) were very welcoming and provided a great experience. they provided knowledge about the local wildlife as well as the local islands and NZ history. if your in the area, I would recommend this experience.
John Nash
John Nash
wonderful day out. skipper was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife and surroundings. got to spend a good hour during lunch either swimming, kayaking, paddlebording or drinking on the deck and managed to find lots of dolphins who love swimming with the boat. would highly recommend wearing lots of sun screen and bringing a big lunch
Rosanne Nola
Rosanne Nola
Unbelievable day! These guys really know what they’re doing. Have seen dolphins before, but this was the largest pod I’ve ever encountered (approx 100). We were surrounded! The kids (and us) will never forget this experience. We also saw a seal and a flying fish, just amazing. Took the kids for a kayak, a swim and also tried paddle boarding for the first time - 10/10 day. Thank you so much! Will definitely be back.

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The Bay Explorer

Bay Explorer are local tour specialists who are passionate about all 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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