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Butler's Swim With Dolphins - CLOSED

101 Te Awanui Dr, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Do they ever really swim with whales?

The guide was really good and we enjoyed the way sevreal dolphins communicated with her. The... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2014
ChristinaHind
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London
nice ship and crew,but changed name?

The day we sailing is not very sunny,so we find the dolpin after 2 hours sailing,and our safari... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2014
Delphina G
,
Shanghai, China
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Dec 15, 2014
“Do they ever really swim with whales?”
Feb 12, 2014
“nice ship and crew,but changed name?”
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101 Te Awanui Dr, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Reviewed December 15, 2014

The guide was really good and we enjoyed the way sevreal dolphins communicated with her. The skipper, though was so casual that we considered it to be unsafe. When we asked him where the life jackets were stored he got very cross and stopped the...More

4  Thank ChristinaHind
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

The day we sailing is not very sunny,so we find the dolpin after 2 hours sailing,and our safari finally got more than 6 hours, not the usual 4-5 hours. We bring two 4-year-old boys to the boat and they are really nauty,but the crews are...More

1  Thank Delphina G
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

First off - both my husband and I spoke with Mary. We wanted a sailing day with dolphins. Understood dolphins are not guaranteed so you take your chances. But sailing - what she didn't tell us was the main sail was torn and out of...More

9  Thank Hell2Please
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

My husband and I took our 9 year old twin girls out on this tour after a negative experience with a different dolphin tour operator the day before. Had a great time. Spotted a large group of dolphins after about an hour. This group had...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We tried to take this tour but unfortunately the weather forecast said it might be raining on the date we arrived. Since we have several ten-year olds who might not be allowed to enter the water when it was raining. Mary kindly informed us the...More

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We started off lost & late to arrive to a full boat with other tourists waiting......opps sorry. TIP 1 Ask for an actual physical address ( Stat Nav useless & getting directions inefficent) The trip was successful on the Dolphin front with delightful baby dolphins...More

2  Thank KiddHouse
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Met at the dock and went aboard a lovely sailing boat. It was a lovely day so the sea was pretty much flat, within about 1hr we where following 2 blue whales a mother and a calf. It was such an amazing day even though...More

Thank vicky n
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had one of my best days out on the ocean with Butlers. Not only did we see tons of dolphins, we also got to snorkel close to a little island out in the ocean. It was a wonderful experience to come so close to...More

2  Thank Flubi
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

When I was in Tauranga in January I spent a day out on the ocean with Butler and his crew. Not only did we see many Common Dolphins also Butler was full of interesting stories and had an answer to nearly everything we wanted to...More

3  Thank puntaponto
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

When I arrived in Tauranga after 1 1/2hrs drive I got a simple sorry from the owner operator that we couldn't leave because of engine problems. I expected them to ask other companies to take us out. But I only got the answer that they...More

2  Thank Swissgolflady
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