Explore Our Backyard Members Deal
20% off the Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise
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The captain and experienced crew will be sure to point out all that they see so you won’t miss a thing! It really is a shared lifetime experience. Casual informal conversation is encouraged with all our friendly staff Don’t forget your camera as we are able to get up close to wildlife, making it a photographer’s dream.
Bay Explorer is a comfortable vessel, It is the largest vessel operating in the Bay of Plenty, 18m, 60ft in length, specifically designed for optimum viewing from the massive platform deck on the top level.
Bay Explorer also operates a licensed bar should you wish to purchase refreshments throughout the tour, you can relax with a beer or wine. Tea, coffee and non- alcoholic beverages are also available. Bring your own lunch and snacks or we can arrange this for you.
- A 5 hour dolphin & wildlife watching cruise on our spacious 18 metre vessel, with 360° outdoor views.
- Comfortable fully enclosed seating downstairs and a large open sun-deck for wildlife watching.
- Some of the best marine diversity in New Zealand.
- Close-up encounters with seasonal marine wildlife – dolphins, whales, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish, seabirds, sharks, turtles and orca.
- Cold beer and chilled regional wines from our licenced bar and non-alcoholic beverages (Eftpos available).
- Food options (prebook) or bring your own lunch and snacks.
- Onboard commentary and references with facts on the Bay and local marine wildlife.
- Our friendly, professional Bay Explorer Crew
- Photos of a lifetime!
Terms & Conditions
- Available for Explore Our Backyard members only
- A valid Explore Our Backyard membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
- Direct bookings only
- Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals