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Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise

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Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Bay Explorer connects you to the amazing aquatic world 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, take a swim in the...more
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Cnr Strand and Wharf Street | Opposite the Strabucks Cafe, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 21 605 968
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brandon, Amy and their team put on a great day out. We were lucky to have two whale encounters and spotted a couple of fur seals in a number of locations. The team is very knowledgeable. Couldn't reccomend the bay explorer highly enough for anyone...More

Thank Tadhg O
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Good day despite not seeing much We only saw New Zealand fur seals that came out to play with everyone doing the water sports and a couple of unusual sea birds And good amount of Maumau which were good the skipper tried his best to...More

Thank creat
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The team were really knowledgable and professional, took us on an amazing cruise where we saw penguins, seals, dolphins and orcas! Absolutely worthwhile and an awesome day out.

Thank grahambelmont
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Brandon, Sol and Amy were awesome hosts - made us feel welcome and gave us a great day of sights. A lot of fun was had by all on kayaks, paddle boards and jumping off the high side of the boat They found us a...More

Thank BarryN430
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My partner and I spent a day with this company, we had a blast. Very professional skipper and friendly team of people. Beautiful day out there on the water, longer day than promised but worth it as we spotted fur seals, dolphins and orcas.

Thank amypie71
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Brandon and Sam gave us a fantastic trip. We saw dolphins, flying fish, gannets, blue penguins, skuas, tuna etc with Brandon's knowledgeable commentary keeping us informed. Anchored in a lovely sheltered bay and had a play with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards while the BBQ...More

Thank slightlywelton
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Brendon & Sol made this a perfect day out for me & my father in law. They were very inclusive of our additional requirements. We saw a Hammerhead shark, some flying fish & many birds. Our highlight however was a pop of approximately 40 dolphins...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Bay Explorer is an awesome day out. Brenden and Sol are fantastic hosts and are at hand to provide information and assistance at any time. We were lucky enough to see sharks, seals and packs of dolphins all in their natural environment, and try out...More

Thank Robbie D
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great day on this tour. Brandon and Sol found us a pod of dolphins that we stayed with for quite a while. The dolphins love the front of the boat. We had a nice time in the secluded bay and saw a fur...More

Thank chrismead
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We are locals and wanted to check out our blue back yard and show our grand daughter some of our wonders. What a stunning day, the weather gods smiled on us which helped but the crew shared their knowledge and passion and as my nine...More

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Katrina G
30 July 2018|
Response from creat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only went on a trip with this company
27 September 2016|
Response from TeAwanui | Property representative |
I'm sorry we are unavailable tomorrow it is a poor forecast. High swell with winds Regards Brandon