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School field trips and Holiday programmes

Teachers and Care givers cruise free (conditions apply). We want your group to have a fun experience in Tauranga on the calm waters of the harbour. Obligations to run a fun but safe field trip is a priority for schools and holiday programs, and the Kewpie crew!. Our staff provide strict guidelines to keep everyone happy and safe at all times.

We are fully licenced to operate with school groups with survey provision by Maritime Safety Authority.  We are the only charter boat with child lifejackets for up to 80 children. (Lifejackets are not required to be worn, they are for safety only) and Kewpie boat is fully enclosed, there is no open access to the water.

A lot of children have never had the opportunity to go on a boat. Maybe they have never seen Matakana island...

We will work with your school or holiday program to tailor your requirements.
You have the options like a fun cruise with a beach visit and safe swimming. There is an abundance of wildlife including penguins, seabirds, fish and occasional marine mammals all just waiting to be explored.

Or maybe something more educational, geographical and historic...we can provide commentaries on everything about the harbour area and the port. Maybe the kids want to get up close to cruise ships, container ships, tugs.

Consider a Hop off at Matakana island beach for lunch and fun water activities.



Self catering

Bring along your own sandwiches or snacks. Maybe you would like to cook a BBQ $30.00 (gas and cleaning charge applies).

You put on the apron...and provide your own catering. Kewpie has a massive 6 burner BBQ for your use.  You will need to provide everything you require...the cook...paper plates, napkins, sauces and utensils etc. We will provide bins for disposal of rubbish and food waste.

We can also provide catering. please refer to Catering

Suggested Catering

Kewpie Lunch Box lunch box $15.00 minimum order 20

Selection of fresh made Sandwiches: Chicken lettuce mayo /  Beef cheese pickle / Ham egg. Carrot cake slice. Yogurt tub. Biscuits with continuos juice from the self service urn.

EFTPOS available. KEWPIE is licenced with full bar facilities including cold beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. (the bar will not serve alcohol during school trips where supervision of children is required)

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

Non–alcoholic beverages:
High Ball: Orange-Cranberry Juice/ Sprite/Coke/Ginger Ale/Diet options $4.00
Bottle: Ginger Beer $5
Can: Redbull $5.00





$12.00 child.  1hr scenic cruise. minimum charge $360

$20.00 child.  3hr scenic incl. stopover at Matakana island beach. minimum charge $600

*Teachers and caregivers free. (conditions apply)


You choose the date and time. Bookings essential


The Strand, Tauranga

Alternative departures available. Bridge Marina. Pilot Wharf, Mt Maunganui

Our customers say:

"Loads of fun was had by all. Since Saturday we have been inundated with positive feedback from all directions.
Once again, thank you so much for your support. 
We look forward to working with you again in the future."
Jo Te Whaiti & the Tauriko School PTA

Enjoy a great day out