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1hr Scheduled Scenic Harbour Cruise

Bay of Plenty's best value Scenic Tour: It's a special opportunity for families with children under 12 years as they travel FREE - it's massive value. Popular with everyone, local Tauranga residents and visitors from around New Zealand or overseas...

No hassles with time. It is relaxing and easy aboard the iconic KEWPIE. Located at PILOT WHARF Mt Maunganui, Tauranga (see map)

KEWPIES’ popular tour travels through the Tauranga inner harbour surrounded by the Grand Kaimai range. Discover the secluded island of Matakana, where you have an option to stay for an hour or two and be picked up on the next tour. Matakana island Hop on / Hop off

Scenic features include the Statue of Tangaroa, a diversity of landscapes from untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements, contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure. Get close-up with cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships as we travel through Stella Passage and New Zealands largest port.

Wildlife includes blue penguins, sea birds, (marine mammals can be seen occasionally in season, including NZ fur seals, orca, dolphins))

It's easy to get on
Select a day and time from the schedule, ring the boat phone (021 605965) or email ( to confirm a cruise, or try your luck turning up at our historic PILOT WHARF (see map)


Currently operating: Weeknds & Cruise Ship days for November. Call for bookings!

Daily: December to April 11:00am 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00pm.

Weekends: May to June & November 11:00am 12:00 1:00 2:00pm

Bookings are recommended. Occasionally we are booked with group charters. We apologies if your preferred date and times are not available.

Matakana island Hop on / Hop off
Passengers can get off at Matakana Island beach anytime and be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Spend an hour or a day on the sandy beach with a swim and picnic or fishing. This is strictly a beach visit (the forest can not be entered due to FIRE RISK) It is a private forestry. Keep our beaches clean (return all rubbish back to the boat)

Licensed bar and coffee (see details below)



Bar snacks, confectionery available.

Chips $3.50 
Noodles, Pies $4
Kaweka Natural $11.50
Sweets: $2

EFTPOS available. KEWPIE is licensed with full bar facilities including cold beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.

Coffee: Nespresso $5
Earl Grey $4
300ml $3

Non–alcoholic beverages:
High Ball: Orange-Cranberry Juice/ Sprite/Coke/Ginger Ale/Diet options $5
Bottle: Ginger Beer $5
Can: Redbull $5

Heineken, Stella Artois, Corona, Steinlager Pure, Waikato, Tui $8

Craft Beer: East Coast Easy Lager, Papamoa Pale Ale $9
Low Alcohol:
Export Citrus, Amstel Light $8

Apple or Berry $8

Wine and Champagne:
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Merlot Cabernet, Lindauer Sparkling$10

Spirits 30ml:
Vodka, Gin, Blackheart Rum, Bourbon, Whiskey, Liquors & Shots $10

KGB Lemon Vodka, Cruiser Raspberry Vodka, Woodstock Bourbon, Blackheart Dark Rum $8




Our customers say:

"We just did this today from a previous voucher and it was great. We got dropped off at Matakana Island and swam and had lunch. Then got picked up again an hour later. Awesum way to fill in a Sunday with the family. Highly recommend this cruise. Thanks heaps."

"Just a quick note to say thanks for the lovely afternoon on your boat, my family from overseas really enjoyed it! Take care."

Enjoy a great day out