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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.
On board OPTIONAL experience (This option is a extra cost).
Imagine swimming with dolphins or seals as an activity. This is an OPTION offered onboard whilst on the tour when optimum conditions allow.
Swimming with dolphins or seals is part of the whole great experience, not the only experience. If you dont swim you dont have to pay for the option!
About the vessel
Bay Explorer 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
Bay Explorer Island & Wildlife Cruise reviews
Had a great day out with the crew, Nick and Heidi. Best pod of dolphins we have ever seen. Certainly recommend more »
I booked a dolphin encounter trip with lunch and wine on Bay Encounter’s website. The team was responsive in the lead up to the trip and kept us posted on the weather conditions even on New Year’s... more »
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