Enter nature & wide open spaces on a Bay Explorer wildlife cruise.Explore our big blue backyard and watch dolphins swimming up close. Join us for a shared lifetime experience and help protect wild marine animals.

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You will 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 boat, seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca...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 and point 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.

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Business Hours:
7am - 7pm

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
Our departure location is only a short 5 - minute walk from the Tauranga CBD.

Proximity to airport:
Tauranga Airport - 10 Minutes Drive Rotorua Airport – Approximately 1 Hour Drive Auckland International Airport - A Scenic 2.5 Hour drive

Proximity to bus:
The Coach Terminal is an easy 200m walk from our departure location.

Yes - free on weekends

Weather Considerations:
Please ask the operations crew at Bay Explorer



Adult $130
Child $75

Activity Duration:
5 hours

Other Charges:
Infant (5 & Under) $20

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

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations are accepted 48hrs prior to departure. No refunds offered within 48 hours or for no shows

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