Specialty Tours

With over 20 years experience in Mercury Bay specialising in groups or one to one tours, Hahei Explorer is also available for: Private Boat Hire, Weddings, Picnics, Film Shoots and TV Commercials, Photography Tours, Geography Tours and Birdwatching (Ornithology).

Private Boat Hire

We can take you where you want to go or what you want to see.
Just your family or group on the boat for a personalised experience.

Film Shoots and TV commercials

  • Area Famils
  • Location scouting
  • Equipment pick up/drop off service
  • Crew support and security
  • Experience with international cooking shows, music videos, TV commercials
  • Experience with International and domestic travel shows etc
  • 3 months spent working with Walden Pictures/Walt Disney Productions on the Narnia sets doing Security, actor transport and equipment cartage.

Photography Tours

Taylor made tours to suit
Special interest groups/clubs
Guided tours around our amazing coastline and wildlife.


  • Cathedral Cove is a magical place for a beach wedding.

  • The Hahei Explorer provides a drop off service for your wedding party between Hahei beach and Cathedral Cove.

  • We are the only boat tour company that has a Department of Conservation concession to land at Cathedral Cove.