This long-established eco-tour operator boasts an excellent ‘find rate’ and is Qualmark endorsed. The 50-foot catamaran Guardian (Ex America’s Cup), is a fast, modern boat with a high top deck that offers a great vantage point. Wetsuits, masks and other gear is provided, along with continental breakfast, juices and hot drinks. Trips take 4 hours, and depart Tauranga at 8am. Advance bookings essential. Some Winters they are closed, and reopen in October. Includes continental breakfast, fruit juice and hot drinks on the voyage.
Pier D5, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Harbour Bridge Causeway, Mount Maunganui. (07) 575-4620 or 0800 326 8747. http://www.nzdolphin.com