explore -  UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN AMAZING PLACES

Welcome to Explore, a company that through the efforts of its employees and selection of products delivers once in a lifetime experiences to our customers in our Bay of Islands pristine destinations …

Discover spectacular scenery, extraordinary experiences and charismatic people in our amazing places…

DISCOVER THE BAY

The signature cruise of the Bay! Enjoy traveling on a cruise with reduced numbers which allows for better dolphin viewing, better photograph opportunities and of course comfort to move around. The tour includes an extended island stop where Explore customers get to enjoy 100% access to island facilities(Restaurant, Kayaks, SUP’s Conservation Centre etc). We also include a BBQ lunch in the tour, we have lots of viewing decks and complimentary free tickets should you wish to hop off at Russell at the end of the cruise.

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Dune Rider

Explore a full day tour in our uniquely designed luxury Dune Rider vehicles. The most comfortable way to see the Far Norths local cultures, historic areas, and ever changing landscapes.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at WaiTiki. Visit Cape Reinga where the top of New Zealand meets the Tasman Sea & the Pacific Ocean.

Travel down the Patiki Stream, visit the giant sand dunes with the sandboarding experience! This is fun for all and comes with many great laughs. Enjoy traveling down 90-mile beach with a stop to dip your feet into the waters of the Tasman Sea, keep an eye out for the wild horses of Aupouri Forest running alongside the beach. Visit the Ancient Kauri Kingdom and climb the stair case carved inside a 45,000-year-old swamp kauri to the art gallery upstairs. Finally, enjoy fresh fish and chips at Mangonui’s world famous fish N chip shop (own cost).

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DOLPHIN DISCOVERY

Discovery 3 is a purpose built dolphin experience cruise. The cruise is 4hours dedicated to showing you the natural beauty of the islands and searching for marine mammals(Whales, Orca & Dolphins). Our guides are trained in identifying the dolphins who frequent the bay often. Should conditions and laws permit our crew will endeavour to allow you the chance meet these playful intelligent mammals in their natural environment.(Only available from Oct-Apr then this product is combined with Discover the Bay May-Sept)

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Explore Twin Tours

Traveling on more than one of our products? Get great discounts with savings of up to $65.00

Twin Tour #1
Discover the Bay + Dune Rider + Free Ferry Ticket (collected on-board).

Twin Tour #2
Dolphin Discovery + Dune Rider + Free Ferry Ticket (collected on-board).

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HOLE IN THE ROCK

Enjoy traveling out through the islands to the Hole in the Rock, should conditions permit you may travel through the hole. Enjoy commentary from your experienced captain and crew on the local flora and fauna. This cruise also allows you the option to stay on the Urupukapuka Island and explore the wildlife and beauty of these protected islands. Just let the crew know once you’ve departed the wharf or in the notes of your booking. This product is great from families, those traveling on a budget and those on limited time in the Bay of Islands.

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