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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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    The tour departs 8am daily during the main summer season from November to May. Step aboard a purpose-built dolphin-viewing vessel set off to see fanatic dolphins. We have live commentary along the way and hot drinks and snacks provided.
    The wild dolphins are so playful and love swimming around the boat, so be ready for a close-up encounter. Whether you are watching from the boat or swimming in the water you will have a fantastic view.
    This educational and organic experience led by award-winning guides will guarantee you a unique dolphin experience that is completely on the dolphin’s terms.
    Included in the tour are your snorkeling gear, wetsuit, tea coffee and juice, fruit and muffins. Free Parking is available at the Tauranga Bridge Marina where we depart.
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    Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

    Visited during Easter holidays and had most amazing experience of watching 300 plus dolphins. The boat ride could be a bit tricky if u have sea sickness as we did but experience is unbelievable. Lucky to see so many together . Do need to carry...More

    1  Thank NisheshV
    Reviewed April 21, 2019

    We very much enjoyed our trip which we did on the Saturday of the Easter break. The trip out was pleasant and relatively calm. We spent a while searching for dolphins - so you need to be prepared for that. It was worth it as...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank travelbeforeyoucant
    Reviewed March 31, 2019

    Only after booking did I realise that while I could not cancel under their terms, they could cancel up to the night before. Totally unfair contract terms, and when I complained of it to TripAdvisor they were not interested. the trip was then a disaster,...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank maxashton1
    Reviewed March 4, 2019

    We wen't on the 4 hours boat trip to swim with the dolphins. It took quite a while before we've seen a pods of about 40 dolphins. There was no option to swim with the dolphins as they got young once. This is nothing to...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank nudge4711
    Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

    Kia Ora, Thank you for coming on our Dolphin Tour with us. We love showing our passengers the beautiful creatures in the Bay and especially the dolphins. I am sorry we were unable to find a pod for you to swim with, but as you...More

    Reviewed February 27, 2019

    This event was on my nephews bucket list. He is visiting from Canada and did the trip February 27 2019. When we went to pick him up his face told the story. He had a fantastic time and didn’t stop talking about it all the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank RoxanneBusan
    Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

    Thank you for your wonderful review. We had such a great time on the Bay with your nephew. He was so happy to be in the water with the dolphins and so excited to be on the water with us. Did he make his flight...More

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