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Address: Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-577 0105

Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay...

Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay of Plenty. Get closer to dolphins, Orca, whales and Seals on board our luxury 50ft power Cat ' Guardian'. Trips depart daily from Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. Our expert crew of Marine Biologists and Dive masters will ensure your trip with us is a great experience for your visit to our region.We supply all gear, wetsuits, snorkels, masks & fins etc, give a briefing to our swimmers, and also include all drinks, Continental breakfast snacks in our prices which are the best around by far. See huge pods of Common Dolphins closer than you will see anywhere playing and just doing what comes natural as you meet them eye to eye in the clear Pacific Ocean. We regularly see Orca, Whales (seasonal), Seals, seabirds, Fishes and Offshore nature reserve islands, it's an awesome day out with Dolphin Seafaris NZ.

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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
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Dolphins swimming on a glassy water day

The single best part of this tour is something that is not commonly understood by tourists. The dolphins are wild and the interaction you get with the dolphins is on their terms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The single best part of this tour is something that is not commonly understood by tourists. The dolphins are wild and the interaction you get with the dolphins is on their terms - not humans. We need more of this in the world. I personally have a problem with people swimming with dolphins on vacation that are in pens/tanks because... More 

Thank 26point24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot describe this amazing trip - spotted a huge number of dolphins & had the opportunity to swim with them! Thanks to Cam & the fantastic, experienced team for a memorable outing. Highly recommended - a must-do in the Bay!

Thank Laura W
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At least 100 highly interactive, playful dolphins kept surrounding and following our boat, and swam with us as soon as the conditions were right to get in the water. The day before, we did not see any dolphins but were given a free voucher from Dolphin Seafaris to come back and try again - so we came the next day!... More 

Thank njhassinger
Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! What an awesome two days we had! Awesome pictures as well! Hope you guys have safe travels back to the states! Hopefully we'll see you again next time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so happy with our trips together with the Amazing crew! Well educated staff Who truly care about both the animals and the inviroment. The crew really did the trip to someting extrodinary. First time we didn't see any dolphins, but we did see both penguins and seals! Because of no dolphins we were allowed to go on anoter... More 

Thank Isabell E
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys are fantastic, the skipper Cam and his crew were excellent in making everyone feel comfortable on the water and went the extra mile (literally) to ensure we had the best encounter with Blue Penguins, Hammerhead Sharks, Blue Sharks, Whale, Fur Seals and swimming with Common Dolphins. Highly recommended trip. Do have a following day free though in your... More 

Thank c0yt3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Keep in mind that this tour like any other tour on the ocean is strongly depending on the weather & the animals. You may cruise around for 5 hours without seeing any Dolphins. You will get a voucher for another time if that's the case. But if you see them or any other sealife it's just absolutely incredible!!

Thank k_sevenjoe
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing day with Dolphin Seafaris. Met two little pinguins and saw the fin of a big sunfish and luckily a pod of dolphins! The crew was very friendly and knowledgeble. Our little girls were so very happy to see the dolphins swimming freely in the ocean, not in an aquarium. An amazing experice for all of us.... More 

Thank LauraJK124
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had really nice experience with this company. We saw the beautiful dolphins - it was an amazing experience! We had 60-90 minutes with the playful dolphins. It id definitely something I will never forget. The crew vas friendly and very helpsom! The atmosphere on the boat was wonderful! Altogether I would highly recommend others to do this tour.

Thank Trine A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a perfect day! Saw loads of dolphins, blue shark, hammerhead and a leatherback turtle. Awesome, down to earth and very friendly staff. Though the price was a bit high, then I went on the trip - Totally worth it. They provide free beverage, muffins and fruit. If u think you'll be hungry, bring your own snacks ;-) Would def... More 

Thank Jena I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite friendly staff, a lovely boat trip and sightings of dolphins and a hammerhead shark(awesome and apparently a first sighting) we were denied the swimming with dolphin experience. Although the company states that this may be a possibility we felt that it was a long time out at sea and back (no less than a few hours each way). There... More 

Thank Tam M
Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this review

Hi Tam, Thanks for your review. Glad we got to see some dolphins and even a shark on the trip! Sometimes it can take some time to find the dolphins which is why the trip may have seemed so long as the dolphins we found were quite off shore that day. If we didn't make the long trip we wouldn't... More 

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