Bay Explorer Dolphin & Wildlife Half Day Cruise

Dolphin & Wildlife Half day Cruise from Tauranga

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  • Encounter seasonal animals including penguins, seals, dolphins & turtles
  • Large 18 metre vessel with 360° outdoor views
  • Friendly team and informative commentary
  • Enclosed seating & large open sun-deck for wildlife watching
  • Learn about the bay and local marine wildlife
  • Fantastic photo opportunities
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The Bay of Islands is home to a collection of native wildlife, all of which, you can experience firsthand during a half-day wildlife cruise from Tauranga. Step aboard the spacious vessel for an amazing marine encounter with sea birds, dolphins, penguins, seals, turtles and even whales (seasonal).

Passenger numbers are limited for your comfort so you have the freedom to explore the spacious vessel and get the best views and photographs possible during the Bay of Islands wildlife cruise. Join the aquatic adventure from Tauranga Waterfront Jetty at 9 am daily.


  • Half Day wildlife cruise
  • Spacious 18-metre vessel with 360° outdoor views
  • Opportunities to see various types of wildlife
  • On board commentary


  • Food and beverage
  • Transfers to and from accommodation


  • Spacious vessel with 360° outdoor views
  • Discover some of the best marine diversity in New Zealand
  • Close-up encounters with seasonal marine wildlife including penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sunfish, school fish, seabirds, sharks, turtles and orca
  • Informative commentary about the bay and local marine wildlife
  • Comfortable fully enclosed seating & a large open sun-deck for wildlife watching
  • Fantastic photo opportunities


  • Please check-in at 8:30am for a briefing at 8:45am
  • Tours depart at 9am and return to Tauranga between 1pm-2pm

Departure Location

  • Tauranga Waterfront Jetty, 120 The Strand, Tauranga (Corner of wharf street and the Strand, opposite the Starbucks Cafe)

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection
  • Warm clothing, layered clothing is advised year round

Additional Information

  • Food and beverages are available for purchase with cash and Eftpos onboard the vessel
  • Guests may preorder lunch direct with the operator once a booking has been secured
  • Transfers may be booked direct with the operator once a booking has been secured
  • Bathroom facilities are available onboard the vessel
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel tours in the interest of guest safety
  • Guests who are no-shows are not entitled to any refunds
  • As tours operate within a natural environment the operator cannot guarantee animal sightings

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
Remember to bring a jacket as the ocean wind can be chilly and be sure to charge your camera
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