Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Bay Explorer - Tauranga - Bay of Plenty

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. A great family friendly half-day.


$135.00 - $170.00
$20.00 - $65.00
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You will spend half a day cruising and exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands with Bay Explorer where we 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 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 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.

Licensed bar onboard, food options available at booking.

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Physical address

Bay Explorer, Tauranga, 120 The Strand, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $135.00 - $170.00
(12 year(s) and under)
$20.00 - $65.00
Other charges:
Infant (5 & Under) $20
Further pricing information:
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.

Facilities and Features

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 coach terminal:
The Coach Terminal is an easy 200m walk from our departure location. You can just about see the boat at the waterfront. We can meet you if you wish.
Proximity to town:
We depart Directly opposite the I-Site on the waterfront in Tauranga. Our departure location is only a short 2 -minute walk from the Tauranga CBD.

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Opening times

Business hours:
7am - 7pm try calling us anytime, you can easily book online and everything is easily found on our website. Call or txt on +61 21605968 if you have any queries and cant get through by phoning, sometimes weare very busy on te phone with customer requests
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
French NO YES
Norwegian NO YES
Swedish NO YES

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