Bay Explorer offer a full day unique marine encounter. We offer water activities at the islands we visit at no extra cost. We have a broad base of clientele with different experience levels...everyone is welcome to participate in the activities offered or just relax, observe and enjoy. Bay Explorer will help connect you to the amazing aquatic world, open space of the ocean, fresh air and the adventure of a real ocean going safari.

What we offer:
Our tours include geographical, historical and cultural commentary as well as information on the islands, all wildlife, fish, birds and marine mammals. Bay Explorer guides are knowledgeable about the species encountered on your trip and their ecology and biology. Casual informal conversation is encouraged with all our friendly staff. We have easy access to the beaches. Our landing ladder extends 15m from the stern of the boat to the sand so you can walk straight off the boat to the beach. You can book a BBQ lunch to have in a sheltered bay or while on the cruise.

About the vessel Bay Explorer:
It is a comfortable vessel, 18m, 60ft in length, specifically designed for optimum viewing from the massive platform deck on the top level. It is the largest vessel operating in Tauranga. Tea, coffee and non- alcoholic beverages are available. Bay Explorer also operate a licensed bar should you wish to purchase refreshments throughout the tour. A great way to celebrate your experience on the way home.

Talk to the crew: 021 605968


PRICING for the BEST DAY EVER experience:
Adults $150
Child 6-12 years $65
Child 5 under FREE (conditions apply)

GIFT VOUCHERS are available. Please Contact us

Bring your own lunch and snacks or we can arrange this for you. BBQ onboard available on request.

Licensed bar so you can relax with a beer or wine.


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Departure Details and Maps

Departs from the Strand Tauranga 8:30am Returns 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Please be at the city and parked by 8:00am As respect to other customers that made the effort to be organised and on time...if you are late on arrival it may mean you miss the boat!! NO REFUNDS

Departing from THE STRAND, Tauranga

Bar snacks, confectionary available

Bring your own lunch and snacks

Options for lunchs available like BBQ onboard available on request.