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Carino Sailing & Dolphins

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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...more
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| Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect day with Carino with beautiful weather. We were so lucky to see dolphins not once or twice but three times - including dolphins cruising along the shore and around our boat in the bay where we anchored for lunch. Our captain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done the sailing/dolphin tour with Carino 4 times. Our first time was 12 years ago and we try to do it every time we visit NZ. The Captain, Vanessa, runs a classy operation. Unlike many of the other dolphin watches in Paihia, there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank floaterbeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I quickly booked the Carino Boat trip a couple of days before, hoping I would have good weather and that the reviews here were realistic. I am glad to say my expectations were not only met, but exceeded. We had it all - perfect weather,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnPCauchi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage girls and we all had a blast. We got very lucky with the weather, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it was a gorgeous day. We saw 2 pods of dolphins, the first had a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SheriN545
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We swam elsewhere with dolphins, so the fact that we could not swim with wild dolphins was not a problem. You cannot swim if the pod has babies, which seems to happen quite a bit. So be prepared for a viewing experience with many dolphins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed November 29, 2018

A fantastic day on the sea. A large pod of dolphins including young, jumping. diving and crossing the bows many times. Then a great sail across the bay in the afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank notme1978
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Vanessa and crew are simply amazing. This trip was one of the highlights of our trip. We saw one group of dolphins and that was amazing. We were lucky they stayed around our boat for quite a while. We were not able to swim with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrewerM84
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Dear BrewerM84 Thank you taking the time to review us. I am happy your trip with us was one of your NZ highlights. The bay of Islands is an amazing place and we are very lucky to be able to show this to our guests....More

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Just what I needed at the end of my one month trip to New Zealand! The perfect relaxation with the sound of the air on the sails of Carino. All beautiful, from the bay to the food. But what made it really special and unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mangafas
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear mangafas Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you had a perfect day with us, showing guests the Bay of Islands is special and we love it. regards

Reviewed May 6, 2018

Lovely, friendly staff. Saw lots of dolphins. BBQ sausages were very nice. The bay we stopped in was beautiful and we had a lovely swim and snorkel. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alison M
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Dear Alison M Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very happy our day sailing tour was one of your best days in NZ. We are very lucky to be able to show our guest the stunning Bay of Islands and it's wildlife. By...More

Reviewed April 21, 2018

Great day with Vanessa on the Casino. Saw dolphins early into trip, then saw another large pod after lunch. We where very lucky as there was a 1 week old calf with this pod. Shame we could swim with but with the baby it's not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bigted64
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Dear bigted64 Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. You are very lucky to be able to view a week old baby dolphin calf, not many people get to experience this amazing sight. We have many rules and regs that help protect...More

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AlanandGill
March 20, 2018|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have seats on the 23rd Mar 18. please call to book 09 4028040 cheers
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CelinaReaW
November 11, 2016|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Hi This tour is not unsuitable for under 4 yrs children.
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sarahcamiller87
September 22, 2015|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Dear Sarah Thank you for your inquiry. The cost for the day sailing is $119.00 per adult and $74.00 per child. Total cost is $386.00. It is an extra $6.00 pp if you wish to have the BBQ lunch. I hope this helps Regards... More
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