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About Kewpie Cruises
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.
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Class Teacher wrote a review Dec 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
The Kewpie Cruise was a highlight for two of our classes as an end of year celebration trip. Amy was amazing to deal with. We live in a beautiful place, and for some of our students it was their first time on board a boat! Amy and her staff were very patient and reassuring of these students. Our class trips were 1 hour and our students enjoyed a little bit of information / history and commentary while aboard. I would highly recommend this outing for a class or two, whether it be a celebration or simply an experience while learning the history of our beautiful moana.
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Date of experience: December 2021
Alice W wrote a review Nov 2021
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Went on kewpie cruise for my work do and they were so amazing to work with. I would recommend if you want an epic work do go on a kewpie cruise! I could not commend them enough, a good business to support
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Date of experience: November 2021
809kayp wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great cruise around the harbour. The crew were very informative and friendly. And especially they were great to our granddaughters.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Ashleigh Stevenson wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
Hopped off at Matakana island for an hour for a swim and walk along the beach it was lovely like a tropical getaway without the price tag. Awesome commentary from the skipper during the tour very interesting learnt heaps about the beautiful pilot bay the staff very friendly and helpful with awesome barrister quality coffee on board during the ride.
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Date of experience: March 2021
bianca5699 wrote a review Jan 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand208 contributions61 helpful votes
Perfect cruise if you have small children as just over an hour with lots of interesting harbour sights. Great commentary and friendly crew, also a good price with free trip for younger children.
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Date of experience: January 2021