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Address: | Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Come sailing on Carino NZ.

Help to hoist sails or sit back and relax.

We are...

Come sailing on Carino NZ.

Help to hoist sails or sit back and relax.

We are the only yacht licensed to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay.

Included is an island stopover for Snorkeling tours, Island walks, beach games and BBQ lunch. Depart Paihia 9.30Am-3.45Pm daily.

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Excellent sailing tour experience

Vanessa, Leslie and Veronika made this outing a fabulous experience. Beautiful day for sailing and we were fortunate to see not only dolphins but a whale and penguins. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kathy L
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Vanessa, Leslie and Veronika made this outing a fabulous experience. Beautiful day for sailing and we were fortunate to see not only dolphins but a whale and penguins. Highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Kathy L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vanessa, Lesley and Erin..the all female crew really do deliver a great day out around Bay Of Islands sailing on a spacious and very well maintained catamaran. It's not crowded so you have plenty of room on board. We saw blue penguins and Australian gannets, Before lunch we were dropped off at Roberton Island (aka Motuarohia Island), a rugged Pacific... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vanessa, Lesley and Erin..the all female crew delivered a first class day out around Bay Of Islands with great sailing on a beautifully looked-after catamaran. Wonderful bird life: blue penguins, stormy petrels, australian gannets, lovely swimming, tasty barbecue and great banter alongside great knowledge and nautical expertise. Dolphins would have been a lovely addition to the day but it was... More 

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Thank Robert P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been lucky enough to have sailed in a few different places we really wanted a quieter experience without loads of tourists drinking free bar on board! This was fantastic. Lovely spacious boat not at all crowded. Great crew with so much knowledge of the area. The dolphin viewing is led entirely by the interactions with them and their well... More 

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Thank Slmorris1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We boarded the Carino yesterday and we had no idea how much fun we were in for. We had lots of luck with the weather as the sun was shining the whole time. We saw many bottlenose dolphins, didn't get to swim because they had a two weeks old baby with them. The baby was so cute and it was... More 

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Thank Saara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out on the smaller sized catamaran. All female crew who knew lots about the Dolphins and were very helpful and friendly. They made a huge effort with everyone on the boat. We got to see so many Dolphins including a week old baby. Unfortunately the motor dinghy didn't work so they rowed us to shore for a stop... More 

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Thank Hayley L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on the water! Although we didn't get to swim with the dolphins we did get to see them! The crew are lovely, thanks for a great day 😃

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Thank Ccrofty
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour on December 18 and loved every minute of it! The girl crew was fantastic, friendly and informative. We saw a ton of dolphins, and even though we couldn't swim with them, it was amazing to see these animals in the wild. The stop for snorkel and small hike was spectacular and lunch yummy! Highly recommend and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Departs from Paihia & Russel. 6hr boat trip Great captain Vanessa & host Lesley welcomed us on board Tried to swim with dolphins but dolphins were having none of it & can swim much faster than us humans, snorkel equipment provided. Got to see Dolphins close up on 2 occasions. Stopped on an island for hour - we felt this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though we didn't get to swim with the dolphins (there was a baby dolphin with the pod), we still have a great day! Watching the dolphins from the boat was a great experience and the baby dolphin was very cute. Nice stop off before lunch at a beautiful island, we were able to relax on the beach, snorkel and... More 

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