Bay Explorer 

Bay of Plenty, Tauranga
All year round

Watch dolphins swimming up close as you explore our big blue backyard!

You will spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands, which showcases the amazing diversity of Tauranga’s marine wildlife. With dolphins swimming alongside the vessel, it’s the best way to see dolphins in Tauranga. Watch seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca… even turtles! Limited passenger numbers for comfort and to enable a more personal experience. The large spacious boat is also ideal for families.



For more info visit:

Bay Explorer 


Corner of Wharf Street & The Strand


021 605 968



The vessel is not wheelchair friendly in its design but is able to accommodate wheelchairs if this is known in advance. Please advise at the point of booking (also do inform crew if you have any other special medical or physical needs).

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