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best place to swim with the dolphins in october...

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Toronto, Canada
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best place to swim with the dolphins in october...

Paihia, Tauranga or Kaikoura??

New Zealand
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1. Re: best place to swim with the dolphins in october...

All three!- Generally, Paihia have smaller pods(sometimes only 3 or 4 dolphins) but calmer waters, Tauranga has very large pods as does Kaikoura which can be quite rough too. North Island waters will be slightly warmer(maybe 1-2degrees) but this shouldn't make your decision as it will be bl**dy cold anywhere at that time of the year.

Are you visiting all three places? If so I would plan to do your swim at your first stop, this way if the weather packs up later in the trip you will have already done the swim. If the weather's bad on the first stop you still have two places left to try.

Toronto, Canada
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You always provide great advice. Thank-you very much!

New Zealand
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You're welcome! Of course if you enjoy it so much and enough left in the budget you can always do a swim at all three places!

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