Rigid inflatables are a very stable and seaworthy craft proven for coast guard rescue work and whale watching worldwide. Tropic Bird was manufactured by Rayglass Boats of Auckland, New Zealand.


  • An overhead canopy to protect you from the intense tropical sun.
  • Comfortable seating for up to 14 passengers and 2 crew.
  • A boarding ladder for snorkelling excursions.
  • Onboard toilet facilities.
  • Powered by twin 150 HP outboards to transport you to the whale watching grounds quickly and safely.
  • Surveyed by the NZ Marine Authorities as a commercial craft for carrying passengers.
  • Safety features including compass, global positioning system, depth sounder, VHF radio, navigation lights, hand-held spotlight, epirb, emergency flares, fire extinguisher, oars, horse shoe rescue tube, life vests, bailer and first aid kit.
  • Crew is trained in boat safety and skippering to ensure your whale watching aboard Tropic Bird will be pleasant, safe and comfortable.

Tiger, our 41 foot catamaran is stable and comfortable for liveaboard expeditions and whaleswims.

Swim with whales in the Kingdom of Tonga

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