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Kewpie Cruises

Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Welcome to the Bay of Plenty best value scenic tour. This is fantastic opportunity for families with young children as kids under 12 travel FREE. Cruise through the vibrant port, the shipping activity, and islands of Tauranga harbour. Bring a picnic...more
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Tauranga Harbour, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 21 605 965
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kewpie is an old kauri boat. The staff were friendly and fun to talk with. On the short tour we saw many blue penguins fishing and cavorting as well as dolphins. Good to learn some of the history of the area as well as see...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I was in the Mount over the long Waitangi weekend with my 87 year old Mother who loves this town and loves the sea. Sadly, after her hip operation, she has limited mobility and no longer can swim. So we decided to go on the...More

Thank Galina B
Reviewed May 21, 2018

One of the more interesting activities in the suburb of Mount Maunganui and a great way to take in amazing views of the Mount. I happened to be the only passenger for one of the cruises on 22 April and I assumed the staff were...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

A great day out on the harbour with history and sights and a way to entertain the kids at the end of their holiday. Great value for money.

Thank DavidW12936
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

The cruise was a lovely hour for me and my 7 year old grand daughter. We were blessed with fabulous weather which was a bonus. The 2 young men who were skipper and crew were helpful and pleasant, allowing us up to the bow for...More

Thank UmJoel
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We had a wonderful experience out today on the Harbour Cruise. A spontaneous decision with our large family group to jump on board resulted in a once-in-a-lifetime interaction with a large pod of dolphins. We were buzzing!!!! The boat was great, the skipper Brendan was...More

Thank Glenis R
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Had a fantastic time on Kewpie yesterday (Sunday), crew are amazing! (Dave & Hannah), gorgeous boat with much history, bonus for us Queen Mary 2 in the harbour!, brilliant to get up close and personal with her!, a real must do for anyone visiting Mount...More

Thank sonamar79
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Had a very nice Kewple Harbour Cruise with family and 3 grandsons. All had an enjoyable time then lunch at the wharf

Thank 2016Colin
Reviewed March 1, 2018

Turned up just as boat was about to leave. Last minute decision to take the cruise. Very happy we did as Dave was so welcoming and informative. Boat is small but comfortable. One hour is the perfect length of time for such a cruise. Good...More

Thank marilyn621
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We booked a harbour cruise from the UK a year in advance. On the day of our cruise we found a notice on the harbour to say the trips were cancelled. We found out from Tourist Information that they had taken on a block booking...More

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March 16, 2018|
Response from X4924DDnicolek |
Hi Shirley, The cost for a 1 hour scenic cruise is $30 per adult $15for youth and kids under 12 free. We run every hour with the first tour departing at 11am we recommend that you ring the morning of the day you would like... More