Bay Explorer Full Day Island and Wildlife Cruise

Tauranga
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Highlights

  • Full day cruise with 360 degree outdoor views from a large open-air wildlife watching sun deck
  • Watch seasonal marine wildlife – penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sunfish, school fish, seabirds, sharks and orca
  • Enjoy an island stopover and kayak, stand-up paddle board or swim

Step aboard this large boat to watch dolphins and marine wildlife on this all day cruise. Explore at the outer islands with kayaks or stand up paddle boards provided and watch the aquatic world of dolphins and marine wildlife. No doubt, this is the best day ever!

What's Included?

  • Full day island and wildlife cruise
  • Use of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUP)
  • On board bar
  • Use of our onboard communal BBQ
  • Onboard books and resources

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.

Session Length

  • Available 7 days a week
  • Departs 8am and returns at 4pm
  • Does not operate on Christmas Day
  • 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

Guidelines

Participants must be over 18 to purchase from the bar.

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Weather

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.

Dress Code

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.

Other Info

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.