Bay of Plenty's best value activity: It's a special opportunity for families with children under 12 years as they travel free. Hop on/Hop off at Matakana. Departures from Pilot Wharf, Pilot Quay, Mount Maunganui

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Stay on board or choose to stop at Matakana Island. You are picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Spend an hour or a day on this beautiful island. This is an idyllic beach visit. Beautiful beach walks, fishing, swimming and picnics are popular.

Scenic features of our cruise include the Statue of Tangaroa, a diversity of landscapes from untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements, contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds or NZ fur seals.

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Business Hours:
December through to April: 11:00am 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00pm, Public and School holidays: 11:00am 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00pm.

Months of Operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Sep, Nov, Dec


Proximity to town:
10min walk from Mount Maunganui. 10min drive from Tauranga city.

Proximity to airport:
10 min drive from Tauranga Airport. 45min drive from Rotorua Airport. 2.5 hr drive from Auckland International Airport.

Proximity to bus:
The buses arrive in Mount Maunganui at various stops, please call us for directions.

Please park in any available parking places in Pilot Bay area. Special arrangements can be made for groups with vans or buses.

Weather Considerations:
Subject to weather. Wind from the west. The vessel 'Kewpie' is fully enclosed in rain.



Adult $40

Activity Duration:
One Hour with option for Matakana island drop off

Other Charges:
Youth 12 - 16yrs 20.00

Adults $ 40.
Youth 12 - 16 years $20.
Children under 12 years travel free if accompanied by family. ( conditions apply).
Bookings are recommended.

Cancellation Policy:
Please call us on +64 21 605 965 internationally or 021 605 965 from New Zealand mobile or landline. We have updates on our cruises everyday on these same phone numbers. Full refund if we do not depart.