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Whales and Dolphin Watch

96 the Strand, Whakatane, New Zealand
07 3082001
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Ranked #14 of 15 activities in Whakatane
Owner description: Diveworks Whale & Dolphin Watch. Your experience of a lifetime...swim with dolphins and seals with occasional Whale sightings in their natural... more » Owner description: Diveworks Whale & Dolphin Watch. Your experience of a lifetime...swim with dolphins and seals with occasional Whale sightings in their natural environment.Tours operate near White Island active marine volcano. Moutohora or Whale Island is a wildlife management reserve 9kms offshore. It is home to much rare and endangered new Zealand wildlife. Join us for a 3-5 hour tour of the Island which ends with a swim at a geothermal Hot water beach. « less
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Cannock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

I've heard from many people that swimming with dolphins is a wonderful experience. Likewise I've heard that the warm, calm and clear waters off the North Island's east coast is the place to do it. However, my track record on whale and dolphin trips was 0 for 2. Apparently there was even a pod of dolphins in Milford Sound -... More

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Jeepman77, Owner at Whales and Dolphin Watch, responded to this review

We are sorry you missed out. Dolphins are wild animals and come to the area to feed and breed but we can not always guarantee to find them. Peak season is January/February with a 98% chance of a successful viewing at the least. Since your visit we are now able to swim with the seals as well. This has a... More

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