Fun games and initiative challenges on sheltered water at Pilot Bay Tauranga. Can also be run at swimming pools or suitable lake of your choice. Minimum age 5 years.

From $30/hour pp



  • Minimum age 5 years
  • Suitable for non-swimmers

Join us for some entertaining Bug activities at the ocean, lake or pool.  The perfect craft for beginners, riverbugs are intuitive to paddle and students are encouraged to use their initiative to discover fun ways to use them. 

A short briefing on safety and the basics is all that's needed to get people going (no long winded paddle drills!). We'll entertain the students with fun games and initiative challenges, with inclusivity and participation the key aims. Our programmes also include elements of local history and Te Reo Māori.

We can run the programmes at one of our locations around Tauranga and the wider the Bay of Plenty, or other location of your choice. Duration and content can be tailored to suit your objectives, budget and needs.


  1. Welcome
  2. Change into swimwear
  3. Issue equipment
  4. Briefing 
  5. Karakia (blessing)
  6. Practice on water
  7. Easy 'warm-up' activities 
  8. Fun games and initiative challenges
  9. Return equipment
  10. Change into dry clothes
  11. Debrief 
  12. Karakia
  13. Fawewell

We provide: 

  • Riverbug equipment (Riverbug, buoyancy aid & flippers)
  • Games and initiative challenge resources 
  • Program facilitators
  • Changing and toilet facilities at the venue

Students Bring: 

  • Swimwear (may bring own wetsuit. Optional)
  • Towel
  • Sun protection 
  • Water, snack/lunch


  • For programs run at public swimming pools there may be an extra charge to cover the use of the facilities.
  • Wetsuits may be provided in cooler conditions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own wetsuit if they have one.
  • is an independently audited, and WorkSafe registered outdoor activity provider. Contact us for copies of our Activity Risk Assessment and Safety Management Systems.