CRUISE I-SITE

The 2024 – 2025 cruise season is anticipated to welcome 90 ship visits (subject to change) between Oct 2024 – May 2025. Tourism Bay of Plenty manages a temporary i-SITE at the Tauranga Port to welcome ships passengers and crew during the season. 

 

CRUISE SHORE EXCURSION LICENCE RFP

Tourism Bay of Plenty (TBOP) is seeking proposals from appropriately licensed tour operators to supply shore excursion services to cruise passengers via the Cruise iSITE operation, located on arrival into the Port of Tauranga. TBOP may award up to six contracts to successful Respondents at its discretion.

RFP Timelines:

  • RFP released: 23 July
  • Notification of Intent to Respond: 5 August 2024
  • Deadline for Proposals: 26 August 2024
  • Contracts issued: 2 September 2024
  • Anticipated start date: 18 October 2024

All queries refer to the contacts below:

Angela Werder
Sector Manager: Business Events and Cruise
M: +64 27 6464 944

Mary Tolley
Head of Destination Management
M: +64 21 959 321

DOWNLOAD RFP HERE

RESOURCES FOR OPERATORS

If you're thinking about selling to cruise ship visitors next season, visit the New Zealand Cruise Association website for some great resources to get you started:

How to create a Shore Excursion

Myths and Facts about cruising

 

The 2024 - 2025 cruise season begins October 2024.
You can check the Port of Tauranga cruise schedule here for a preview. (Subject to change)