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Watch dolphins, penguins, whales, seals, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca, and even turtles.
Watch dolphins swimming up close with our Eco Cruise in Tauranga
Bay Explorer
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View Dolphings in the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline
Dolphin & Wildlife Eco Cruise

Dolphin & Wildlife Eco Cruise

Watch dolphins swimming up close as you explore our big blue backyard! Enjoying an amazing half-day cruise along the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands. With seasonal marine wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and whales. All while relaxing on board our spacious boat.


NZ$ 175.00

Per Person


  • Get up close to Wild Dolphins, on board our comfortable cruising vessel

  • Enjoy a half-day wildlife and family adventure experience in the Bay of Plenty

  • Listen to the captain's commentary and learn about local marine wildlife

  • Take close up photographs & videos

  • Refresh yourself from our licensed bar including chilled regional wines and locally brewed beer


Full Description

Meet at the strand waterfront jetty and board the Bay Explorer. Relax as you leave the city behind and spend the cruise exploring the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline and islands.

Watch dolphins, penguins, whales, seals, sunfish, school fish, sharks, orca, and even turtles. Passenger numbers are limited for comfort and too enable a more personal experience. The large spacious boat is ideal for families.

The Captain and experienced crew will be more than happy to share their marine knowledge with you, providing fascinating commentary and point out all that they see. So you won’t miss a thing.

You can also enjoy a drink from our onboard bar as you relax and soak up the sun. Don’t forget your camera as you get up close to wildlife. Making it a photographers dream for those once in a lifetime snaps.

You will return by 2pm, giving you the rest of the day to explore this beautiful region, the Bay of Plenty, or continue your travels.


Onboard books and resources

Live informative commentary

An experienced captain and friendly, professional crew

4 to 5 hour cruise

Onboard bathrooms

Meeting Point

Bay Explorer - Dolphin and Wildlife Cruises. The Strand wharf, Tauranga (across the road from the starbucks cafe). Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Allowing time for traffic and parking.

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.


NZ$ 175.00

Per Person

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