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On the Water

Make the most of our region’s sparkling harbour, lakes, estuaries and vast blue ocean. Charter a boat, hire a jet ski or simply launch your own kayak off the beach – there are plenty of sightseeing options and ways to enjoy the water here.

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Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

Tauranga

Bay Explorer connects you to the amazing aquatic world. Revel in open space, fresh air and the adventure of a real ocean safari experience.

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Dolphin Seafaris

Tauranga

Dolphin Seafaris will take you on a marine adventure to watch or swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. 4-5 hour trips departing daily from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui in our stable and comfortable high speed launch.

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Kewpie Harbour Cruises

Tauranga

Experience the Beautiful Tauranga Harbour in a beautifully restored 52ft solid kauri classic ferry boat with Kewpie Scheduled One hour scenic Harbour Cruises.

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Waimarino Glow Worm Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Relax on the edge of tranquil Lake McLaren, enjoy locally produced refreshments while watching the ducks paddle. At dusk our guides will lead you onto the lake to watch the sun set over the hills. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow worm canyon.

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WILDSIDE ADVENTURES ISLAND SNORKELING

Tauranga

Join us on an on a wildlife cruise to Mayor Island(Tuhua) or Motiti Island where we'll snorkel and explore the marine life that inhabit this pristine marine environment.

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River Rats Raft & Kayak - Wairoa Grade 5 Rafting

Tauranga

​The Wairoa courses through a stunning rock and tree lined gorge. The trip combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top white water action. This dame release river only runs selected Sundays from September to May

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Wildside Adventures Moutohora Island Sailing Snorkeling Cruise

Tauranga

Sail by large 12 person catamaran to waters of Moutohora Island a wildlife reserve home to endangered birds, seals and penguins. Snorkel the pristine waters surrounding the Island looking at the various marine life. Finish off with a hot soak or swim at Moutohora Islands very own hotwater beach.

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Liquid Stixx

Tauranga

We offer locally designed stand up paddleboard gear, rentals, lessons and a range of group SUP sessions.

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King Tide Salt Fly

Tauranga

Join King Tide Salt Fly for guided salt water fly fishing charters in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.​

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Pori Pori Waterhole

Tauranga

Pori Pori is located in the lower Kaimai's ranges in the Bay Of Plenty. A magical place to visit ideal for family picnics.

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Waimarino Wairoa River Tour

Tauranga

Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this picturesque flat water paddle to Waimarino.

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Waimarino Sea Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Explore the wildlife surrounding the Tauranga Harbour in the comfort of a sea kayak. This tour is the ultimate choice for the independent explorer.

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Waimarino Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga

Enjoy a Kayak Tour experience on the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name.

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Glow Worm Kayaking Experience

Tauranga

We start this trip by meeting at the beautiful Lake McLaren. As the evening takes hold and it gets darker, we move up the lake and into a river system when the glow worms start to come out for the night.

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Mount Hot Pools

Tauranga

Nestled under Mount Maunganui, the Mount Hot Pools are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the Mount.

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Fat Boy Charters

Tauranga

Sightseeing can be carried out within the coastal limits including Mayor Island, Plate Island, Mottiti Island and other great destinations which also include the harbour area.

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Baywave TECT Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Tauranga

Baywave is one of the Bay of Plentys top regional attractions, drawing in over 230,000 visitors every year!

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Tauranga Marine Charters

Tauranga

Fishing Trips...we offer day trips or 24 hour trips, we can supply all you need and we work all year round from Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

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Tauranga Sport Fishing Club

Tauranga

The Tauranga Game Fishing Club Inc provides facilities for members and their guests, including bar, dining, and weighstation. Activities on offer are annual fishing tournaments and social events.

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Seatrek Charters

Tauranga

Seatrek is a Tauranga based marine charter company offering the opportunity to experience a wide variety of marine activities.

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Memorial Pool

Tauranga

Memorial Pool is a favourite for many locals with the fresh outdoor facilities and heated pools that are great for families with children and swimmers of all ages and abilities.

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Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Tauranga

Aquarobics, Learn to Swim Classes, Gymnasium and Swim Shop. A variety of pools for fitness, relaxation and therapy.

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Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs

Tauranga

Truly one of Tauranga's best attractions, with a superb setting, fantastic service and the ultimate in geothermal water quality to bath in you will leave feeling relaxed and restored.

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Blue Ocean Charters

Tauranga

Come fishing with the experts Blue Ocean Charters for a day to remember. We specialise in day or overnight reef or hapuka fishing trips for individuals or groups on our large 15m & 17m vessels.

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Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga

Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our Supreme adventure park pass options, or if you’re short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

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Dolphin Blue

Tauranga

Dolphin Blue offers you dolphin watching tours departing from Tauranga City. Spend a day with us aboard Commander 1 locating and watching dolphins and other marine life.

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Bay of Plenty Boat Hire

Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Boat Hire has 3 1550 Fisher built by Stabicraft and an 1850 Hardtop Stabicraft, built right here in New Zealand. Boat Hire from the Bay of Plenty is available all year round.

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