1-Hour Tauranga Harbour Scenic Cruise from Mount Maunganui. Experience a 1-hour scenic cruise from Mount Maunganui of the Tauranga inner harbour. You will have the option to hop-off at Matakana Island beach to be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals, orcas, dolphins. Get close-up with cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships in the Port of Tauranga.

1-Hour Tauranga Harbour Scenic Cruise from Mount Maunganui - Tauranga, New Zealand

Sightseeing Cruise
Duration:60 minutes
Price: Starting from $30.00 per person

Experience a 1-hour scenic cruise from Mount Maunganui of the Tauranga inner harbour. You will have the option to hop-off at Matakana Island beach to be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals, orcas, dolphins. Get close-up with cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships in the Port of Tauranga.

Experience a 1-hour scenic cruise from Mount Maunganui of the Tauranga inner harbour. You will have the option to hop-off at Matakana Island beach to be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals, orcas, dolphins. Get close-up with cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships in the Port of Tauranga.

Your 1-hour scenic cruise will depart from the Pilot Wharf at the base of Mount Maunganui (Mauao). You just need to walk 50 meters along the base track to get to the cruise departure point.   

The scenic cruise features include the Statue of Tangaroa, a diversity of landscapes including untouched white sandy beaches, lush green forests, islands and small village settlements contrasted by the massive highly developed port infrastructure. Get close-up with cargo and container ships or visiting cruise ships as you travel through Stella Passage and New Zealand's largest port. There is a licensed bar and coffee onboard.

With the Matakana Island hop-on / hop-off option you are able to get off at Matakana Island beach anytime and be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Spend an hour or a day on the sandy beach with a swim, picnic or a spot of fishing. This is strictly a beach visit as the private forest can’t be entered due to the risk of fire. Keep New Zealand’s beaches clean and bring all rubbish back to the boat.

Wildlife you may see includes blue penguins and sea birds. Marine mammals can be seen occasionally in season, including New Zealand fur seals, orca and dolphins.
 

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