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Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters

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96 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 2001
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An awesome trip

We did the swimming with seals and dolphins trip. It was really, really awesome. Phil (and Carly... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
Haydn V
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Fantastic boat trip

We enjoyed a brilliant half day trip and were rewarded with swimming with dolphins and seals. It... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Rick S
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters is based in Whakatane, New Zealand. Swimming with dolphins and friendly seals is one of the most enjoyable nature experiences available in the region. Many travellers have called us "there best New Zealand experience" We operate a fast stable boat with a maximum group size of 15. Crews are qualified swimmers to to assist you and ensure your safety and enjoyment.
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Jan 28, 2018
“An awesome trip”
Mar 1, 2017
“Fantastic boat trip”
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96 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We did the swimming with seals and dolphins trip. It was really, really awesome. Phil (and Carly} knew their stuff, the seals were sooo cute and we all loved the location and the snorkeling. We felt that Phil and Carly balanced keeping us safe and...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

We enjoyed a brilliant half day trip and were rewarded with swimming with dolphins and seals. It was a great experience to get so close to them and is a trip we shall always remember.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

Where do I start. I think it started when I phoned the office and spoke to a the Lovely Lady Steph from memory...We really wanted to see the Dolphins although she couldn't promise it she delivered it! A dream come true for our family. Seeing...More

2  Thank flowerpower909
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

We paid $700 for our family to go out on a seal and dolphin encounter tour. It was a significant part of our entertainment budget for our trip to NZ. There had been a lot of wind lately so were told to call a couple...More

7  Thank tam872
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We did a half day fishing with Diveworks, having done the seal encounter and Whale Island nature walk a couple of years ago. It was absolutely superb. Relative novices but Phil, the skipper, talked us through everything. We caught a good few fish and took...More

1  Thank Skwonsee
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I can absolutely appreciate this tour. It is just such an awesome experience! The best thing I did so far in my life! I will never forget the feeling when you are touching a seal or when a dolphin is swimming under you. Such a...More

1  Thank Laura H
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Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We are a family group with four adults and two children (2&4yrs). We had such a fantastic time, thanks so much. Swimming with the friendly seals was just great and amazingly both of our children were able to get in the water and swim with...More

4  Thank pommiesal
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

What an amazing day we had! Phil, Steph and Ari Were fantastic to deal with. Right from the start of the morning getting kitted out in our wetsuits and fins, through to when we disembarked the boat at the end of the trip they were...More

5  Thank Cairnsfam
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best activity we've done in NZ. Worth the money. Swimming with seals is awesome. But the dolphins is something else. After some searching we found a big pod. Watching them from the boat is beautiful. But hanging on to a roap while...More

3  Thank Lidie86
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Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I had a fantastic experience with this company. Swimming with seals and dolphins is wonderful, awesome. But what sets this company apart is the ultra-friendly and helpful staff and clear devotion to protecting and preserving the marine environment. Great people, great tour, well worth the...More

1  Thank Jill G
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