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Bay Explorer offers you our premium wildlife and adventure ‘Seafari’ experience in the Bay of Plenty. Watch dolphins swimming along side the boat and a diversity of marine wildlife. Enjoy a mid-day Island stopover at a sheltered cove.

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Spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands with Bay Explorer where they will showcase the amazing diversity of marine wildlife including dolphins swimming along side the vessel, seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca and even turtles. A genuine kiwi experience in nature for that once in a lifetime wildlife encounter.

The Captain and experienced crew lust to share their marine knowledge with you and will provide fascinating commentary. We are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream. Enjoy a mid-day Island stopover at a sheltered cove and kayak, stand-up paddle board, or swim. Enjoy a cold beverage from the on board licensed bar.

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Business Hours:
Always open

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
City Centre

Proximity to airport:
The Tauranga Airport is 10mins drive.

Proximity to bus:
The Coach Terminal is 200m from departure

Yes on request

Weather Considerations:
Please ask the operations crew at Bay Explorer



Adult $150
Child $90

Activity Duration:
7:00am to 7:00pm

Other Charges:
Infant (5 & Under) $20

We have a fully licensed bar on-board with cold beers, chilled wines and spirits. Non - alcoholic drinks are also available. You must be 18 years or older to purchase alcoholic drinks.

We offer you free use of our huge on-board BBQ. We can cook up a great lunch, we often supply fresh fish when caught on-board. You can also supply your own food for the BBQ. Join in and be part of the crew!

Free Kayaks & Standup Paddle Boards (SUP) to participate or just watch as we explore the coastline.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations are accepted 48hrs prior to departure. No refunds within 48 hours.