Bay Explorer offers you our premium wildlife and adventure ‘Seafari’ experience in the Bay of Plenty. We’ve heard many times that it’s the BEST DAY EVER. olphins swimming along side our vessel. Watch seasonal seabirds, penguins, seals, whales, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca...even turtles!
This is the ultimate wildlife and adventure experience in the Bay of Plenty.
Departing from The Strand Tauranga City at 8:00am, you will explore the aquatic world of seasonal marine wildlife; dolphins, seals, penguins, fish, and occasional whale encounters. The regular dolphin encounters can range from a few animals to hundreds. It’s a great way to spend an amazing day. You are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream.
Your experienced captain and crew will provide a fascinating commentary on the history, geography and culture of the area. They have knowledge on marine wildlife and personally share with you everything they observe. Books and references are on board to enhance your experience.
The cruise does not call for a certain amount of physical ability – you can simply sit back and relax and enjoy all that you can see. Please note that the optional water sport activities will require you to enter the water via an inflatable craft. The preferred method involves stepping from the vessel onto an inflatable boat and then onto a standup paddle board SUP or onto a kayak. To get back on board, you will need to climb up a ladder up the side of the boat. However, if you are after a more passive experience simply stay onboard and relax and observe the beautiful bay, have lunch or snacks and a drink from the licensed bar.
Participants must be over 18 to purchase from the bar.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
As this tour is operated on the water, there is a chance that the weather can affect the operations on the day of the cruise. If the cruise has to be rescheduled due to weather conditions there is no additional charge.
Sunscreen, swim wear or wetsuits and snorkel gear. It is also recommended that you bring a water bottle, EFTPOS card or cash, lunch, camera and binoculars.
If you’re visiting the region, it is recommend you book on your first available day in the Bay, so that if the trip is postponed due to operational circumstances, you may (subject to availability) have the option of an alternate day.
This experience takes place in Tauranga.