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Address: | Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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+64 6194028040
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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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Relaxing Trip to see the Wild Dolphins

We were welcomed on board by the very friendly all-female crew of the Carino. We had a fabulous, relaxed day out on the boat, seeing a large pod of dolphins who swam around the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Carol P
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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were welcomed on board by the very friendly all-female crew of the Carino. We had a fabulous, relaxed day out on the boat, seeing a large pod of dolphins who swam around the boat, including a delightful young baby dolphin trying to jump out the of water. We stopped for lunch at a nice island and were able to... More 

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Thank Carol P
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been one of my favourite days in NZ. We didn't get to swim with the dolphins as they had a baby with them, but the dolphins were amazing coming around the boat and playing at the front. The crew were helpful and informative, we had a nice stop at an island with a little lagoon which was great... More 

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Thank rjscroggie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best thing we have done in New Zealand! Not only is Paihia absolutely beautiful but this sailing trip made it that much better. We saw a pod of dolphins very early on in our trip and the captain and crew were so knowledgable with the dolphins while still respecting them and their environment. They brought... More 

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Thank Jessica L
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 6hr cruise around the Bay of Islands on a catamaran. It was a small group of only 12 people. The 2 female crew were fantastic. We left the pier with motors and set sail whenever possible. It was not long before we saw a large pod of dolphins frolicking around the boat. We travelled in and around... More 

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Thank John P
Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous day, thanks. Dolphins, beautiful beaches, snorkelling, sailing and friendly crew. Spent lots of time watching the dolphins so were late back, certainly got our moneys worth. Cute baby dolphin.

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

What a superb crew informative engaging and fun. Beautiful boat our trip was full but you wouldn't know it so much space on an extremely comfortable catamaran oh and did I mention the pod of 30 bottle nosed dolphins up front and personal. Forget the rest these guys rock thanks team for an awesome experience.....what are the rest of you... More 

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Thank Michael M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on most, if not all water related tours in the Bay Of Islands and Carino is by far my favourite. A relaxed environment with an extremely knowledgeable crew that are respectful of marine life and go out of their way to ensure their guests are well looked after. We decided not to swim with the dolphins on this... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a day sailing and Dolphin adventure (6 hours) trip. We left Paihia early in the morning. We very lucky to spot dolphines and their cubs BBQ on board and a stop for swimming.. A great day out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't end up seeing any dolphins, but we did see blue penguins and the all women crew was excellent! It was like hanging out of on friends really nice boat all day. It's well worth the trip!

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Thank njhassinger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I booked this excursion and absolutely loved it. Although we did not see any dolphins we did see a hammerhead shark and penguins. Vanessa, Leslie andErin did an outstanding job of taking care us. The boat was spacious and comfortable for an all day outing.

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