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Review of Kewpie Cruises

Kewpie Cruises
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$20.51*
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1-Hour Tauranga Harbour Scenic Cruise from Mount...
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 and hop on-off at Matakana Island to explore the island or have a swim. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins, sea birds, NZ fur seals, orcas, dolphins. This cruise is popular with everyone, local Tauranga residents and visitors from all over New Zealand and overseas. It is relaxing and easy aboard the iconic KEWPIE. Located at PILOT BAY WHARF at the base of Mt Maunganui.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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 value for the price.

Thank marilyn621
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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 and cancelled everything else. They did not email or telephone and have not responded to requests for a refund. Thoroughly unacceptable.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing little cruise.
Well worth making time for this one. I will be returning with the kids very soon

Thank NicklausR2
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Even after spending most of my life living in the bay I still learnt plenty on this cruise. The skipper was kiwi casual but super friendly and informative. The boat while older, was well maintained and catered for all weathers. The staff made sure you safely entered and exited the boat. There is also the option to get off at Matakana Island and they will pick you up on a returning cruise (given within their operating times). Good fun for all ages!

Thank MeShele123
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Great 3 hour cruise on Tauranga Harbour on the Kewpie we pre arranaged lunch on board for 23 and it was great. Excellent venue for our class of 1971 reunion.
Brandon the owner / skipper gave commentary on the sights and could not have been more helpfull.

Thank tourers2
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