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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga provided by Dolphin Seafaris

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
4.5
Book in advance
from $153.85 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Norwegian, German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Norwegian, German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Our Wild Dolphin Encounters will take you into the Bay of Plenty to search for the common dolphin and other marine wildlife. We do not have a set route, but follow the most comfortable pattern with regards to wind and weather to find a pod of dolphins for our encounter.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17517P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Sightseeing dolphin cruise • Beverages, Tea, Coffee • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
T-shirts available to purchase
Duration
5h
Departure details
Dolphin Seafaris NZ, Tauranga Bridge Marina Berth D1, 101 Te Awanui Drive, Matapihi, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand We meet at Tauranga Bridge Marina where there is plenty of free all day parking. Our boat is berthed on D1 just outside the restaurant.
Inclusions
Sightseeing dolphin cruise • Beverages, Tea, Coffee • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
T-shirts available to purchase
Departure details
Dolphin Seafaris NZ, Tauranga Bridge Marina Berth D1, 101 Te Awanui Drive, Matapihi, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand We meet at Tauranga Bridge Marina where there is plenty of free all day parking. Our boat is berthed on D1 just outside the restaurant.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All trips are subject to weather and minimum booking numbers.
Trips operate with a 48 hour non refundable cancellation.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Children must be over 7 to swim with dolphins and be confident swimmers in the ocean.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
Not recommended for travellers with mobility constraints
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
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4.5
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17danni210
Queenstown, New Zealand12 contributions
Amazing experience!! 100% would recommend!
We were looking for activities to do during our stay in mount maunganui when we came across the dolphin seafari... and how glad I was we found it! This trip has been the highlight of our north island campervan trip so far as we were lucky enough to see orcas, cruised along while dolphins played and swam with the boat which made for amazing photo opportunities, then got to swim with the dolphins, all on an amazing weather day! This was part of our baby moon trip so thanks to the photographer who got some incredible photos free of charge of our experience for us to treasure forever! Amazing staff, great activity, get it on your list!
Written 17 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

N ha
2 contributions
Amazing experience
May 2021 • Family
It was absolutely amazing experience. We loved seeing so many dolphins and orca our today. It was a great experience well worth it.
Written 15 May 2021
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Lauren A
1 contribution
Incredible experience and worthwhile!
May 2021 • Friends
Amazing experience! The team were so informative and welcoming, the whole trip was very enjoyable. I even left my towel on the boat and they are shipping it back up to Auckland for me for no charge even though I offered. Have recommended to all my friends!
Written 3 May 2021
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Lauren, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review of your trip out with us. Every day on the water is so different and I find it's the people like you that make it special. Thanks again for recommending to your friends. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 4 May 2021
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Annie Y
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand17 contributions
Wow! Just do it:-)
Feb 2021 • Couples
The lovely staff( Nathan, Pam and Cille) were amazing. So engaging, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in wildlife and people. Had a ball today! Thank you all. Real treat to see a huge pod of mumma and bub 🐬 dolphins...and fur seals. And cool seabirds!
Written 22 February 2021
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Annie, Thank you so much for coming on our Wild Dolphin Encounter with us, and for taking the time to give us such an amazing review. It really is appreciated. We love sharing our passion and showing the wonderful wildlife of the Bay of Plenty. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 19 April 2021
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Nila P
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
Great day
Dec 2020
Great friendly crew, very informative and seeing the dolphins and the babies was just amazing. Crew pointed out other marine life as well. Stop for a swim and meal was lovely. One piece of advice is to be mindful of sea sickness. The crew do mention it and offer solutions for it.
Written 28 December 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review. We had such an amazing day on the water with you. We certainly love what we do and the best thing is that we get to share it with people like yourself. We hope to welcome you back onboard again in the future. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 29 December 2020
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Kim
1 contribution
Best day!
Dec 2020 • Friends
Absolutely amazing!! Nathan and the crew were professional and so informative. Saw amazing marine life, would definitely do this again 😊
Written 26 December 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day on the water with us. Every day is so special, so please do join us again for another magical trip. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 29 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HilaryJean
Tauranga, New Zealand16 contributions
Dolphin Seafaris
We had the most incredible trip out to Motiti Island, exploring the waters between Maunganui and Tuhua!! Huge pod of dolphins - Mums & babies!! 🐬🐬🐬 Then on our return a pod of Orca - swam right up to the boat!! 🐳🐳🐳 Cille, Nathan & crew were amazing in their attention to our safety & their information about our marine life. An experience of a lifetime fir the children!! Personally I have sailed the world and this is equal to the best!!
Written 20 December 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Hilary, Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us for your end of year party. It was such an honour and pleasure to host the tamariki, the caregivers and yourselves. We had such a magical day on the water. Thank you again for a very very special day. And we can't wait to welcome you back onboard. Ngā mihi nui. The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 29 December 2020
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Daryl F
Rotorua3 contributions
OMG: Tauranga Moana, You are Truely Beautiful!!!!!!
Dec 2020
OMG!!!! This is the best experience I have had in NZ! Such an awesome experience right on our doorstep. I cannot believe I have lived here for 14 years and have not done this before now. I will be out again, and again, and again. How lucky are we to live in this beautify city with Tauranga Moana as our playground! Thank you Cille and the team for giving us this beautiful experience.
Written 17 December 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Pam, I feel the same way! How beautiful is our own backyard. Thank you for taking the time to give us such an amazing review. And yes please do come out with us again, and again, and again. Every trip is different, that is what is so incredible about the wildlife, you never know what you will encounter. It was such a pleasure to have you all on our trip. We had a blast! Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 20 December 2020
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Lucia Araoz
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
Incredible experience
Dec 2020 • Family
What an amazing experience!! Highly recommend it. We saw hundreds of dolphins (many with their calves and that’s why we couldn’t swim with them ), blue penguins and a leatherback turtle. At some point when I thought we would not spot any dolphins, I was still happy with the outing: the Tauranga port with their massive ships was impressive and it had been fun boat ride with a lovely and super friendly crew. Then they spotted the first of two pods and what a dream! Absolutely Incredible!
Written 5 December 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Lucia, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We all really enjoyed having you and your family out with us for our tour. Such a wonderful family. We look forward to welcoming you onboard next time you are in Tauranga. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 12 December 2020
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Kristina B
4 contributions
Fantastic!
Nov 2020
last Friday we did an absolutely incredible trip with Dolphin Seafaris. We saw so many dolphins and learnt about the marine life and environment. The boat was pristine and the crew were amazing and very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely go again.
Written 18 November 2020
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DolphinSeafaris
Kia ora Kristina, It was such a pleasure to host your groups on our Wild Dolphin Encounters. I am so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. And thank you so much for the wonderful review and fabulous feedback. We look forward to welcoming you out with us again. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
Written 22 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Kaylee333
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Unforgettable
This was such an amazing experience! Nathan and cila were wonderful. Strongly recommend this to all. So great to se
esteban1245
esteban1245
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Epic experience
Truely a lovely experience and saw many dolphins and other animals. The staff are very genuine and friendly. Defini
JJBdt2014
JJBdt2014
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AMAZING Experience with Dolphins
Best tour we have done in New Zealand so far. We had the chance to see over 50 dolphins (probably closer to 100) an
bronwynb180
bronwynb180
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Absolutely bloody amazing
I got this for myself and my daughter for Christmas and it was truely the most amazing day! We both loved it so muc
traceysl9
traceysl9
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This is not "swimming" with dolphins
I agree with BB1975 review in regards to the so called swimming part. Not what we or others who I spoke with though
Jacqui S
Jacqui S
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Great day out and lovely crew
We went out with Dolphin Seafaris last week. The crew were great, very knowledgeable about Dolphins and the local a
952kristinb
952kristinb
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Perfect!
We had an awesome day with a very friendly and professional crew. They knew so much about New Zeeland wildlife and
Tmxwl
Tmxwl
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Mrs
Boat was nice and efficient, felt really close up with the dolphins. Seen heaps of pods, crew were all nice.
joebloomy
joebloomy
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Incredible, one of best experiences ever!
We went out on a Saturday morning, sunny day with pretty calm waters. After a couple hours searching we reached a p
frogfriendly
frogfriendly
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Phenomenal experience!
I have always wanted to get up close and personal with dolphins as I adore them. However never wanted to visit the
Schlumpf2
Schlumpf2
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Worst trip in 4 weeks NZL
Spent 6 hours with full speed on a poor boat with unfriendly staff staff and an incapable captain. We finally found
Waleed S
Waleed S
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Great adventure and unforgettable experience!
We had a great time with Cameron! The trip was memorable and we had almost 100 dolphins swimming around us. Nothing
Markus_Ldn
Markus_Ldn
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Superb experience with beautiful creatures
OMG, what an amazing experience of beautiful / majestic animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Cameron and his
EnglishCanadian
EnglishCanadian
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Top Notch
What a trip, what a crew and we saw lots of dolphins too! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable crew who made the tri
Morgan K
Morgan K
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Unforgettable once in a life time experience
An amazing day! All the crew were so helpful and friendly, very dedicated to customers having the best time. It was
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