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Dolphin Blue Tauranga
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Absolutely magical!

This was honestly the best thing I've ever done in my life! It was the most surreal experience... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
NatElliott
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London, United Kingdom
Dolphins Galore

What a fantastic day out the weather was amazing there was a massive superpod of Dolphins... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
LyndaM1451
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

What a simply sensational day we had on Dolphin Blue. We saw a fantastic pod of Dolphins and although we could not swim with them due to the young ones in the pod - it was still well worth it. Paul and Alison made our party of 7 (inc. 3 children) feel most welcome and comfortable on the boat. A larger dolphin watching boat was close to us at one stage and I was so thrilled to be on Commander 1 and not having to jostle with so many other people to view the dolphins.

Thank Michelle2002
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

We enjoyed our outing with Dolphin Blue very much. The captain was assiduous in searching for dolphin pods with great success. The boat was excellent and just the right size for a companionable experience, especially for the "swimming" option which we used. The owners were really pleasant people to spend a day on the water.with.

Thank rcm51
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

This trip is worth it. Do not be put off by the expense of this charter. Paul and Alison Aitken do what they can to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable trip without getting too commercial. They have a small client to guide ratio which allows for a more personalized trip. Their hospitality is most welcoming. Warm and cool drinks along with small snacks are provided. Wet suits/lifejackets/ snorkel gear are all available. Sunscreen was offered to ensure you didn't burn as well. We have seven and nine year old children and the crew ensured they were safe at all times. As noted in their guarantee they try to reschedule another trip if you do not see dolphins on the day of your charter. Our first try for the charter was on the day of the Christchurch earthquake and bigger than usual ocean swells were present. Paul and Alison made a point of rescheduling another trip so we were not disappointed. That's service!

Thank pkwan
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

The advantage is that the boat only takes upto 15 people, so it is a really nice relaxing atmosphere and we were treated with a lot of sympathy by captain Paul and his lovely wife. We've seen 3 pots of dolphins (16 + 6 + 10), 1 shark and a little pinguin. The weather was beautifull. We put the wetsuits on and jumped into the water for a swim with the dolphins, but they preferred to stay at the front of the boat, and we were at the back. In any case, the dolphins seemed to really enjoy our company and were jumping in and out of the water all the time. An unforgetable day at the beautifull Bay of Plenty.
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

I had a fantastic day out with Dolphin Blue. We were a small group and Paul and Alison treated everyone as though they were family. We didn’t have much luck locating any dolphins on the way out so we went into a lovely bay for lunch and a swim. I snorkeled for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. On the way back we came across a pod of dolphins but they didn’t hang around for long but at least we saw them up close.

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