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Dolphin Seafaris

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Address: Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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+64 7-577 0105

Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay...

Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay of Plenty. Get closer to dolphins, Orca, whales and Seals on board our luxury 50ft power Cat ' Guardian'. Trips depart daily from Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. Our expert crew of Marine Biologists and Dive masters will ensure your trip with us is a great experience for your visit to our region.We supply all gear, wetsuits, snorkels, masks & fins etc, give a briefing to our swimmers, and also include all drinks, Continental breakfast snacks in our prices which are the best around by far. See huge pods of Common Dolphins closer than you will see anywhere playing and just doing what comes natural as you meet them eye to eye in the clear Pacific Ocean. We regularly see Orca, Whales (seasonal), Seals, seabirds, Fishes and Offshore nature reserve islands, it's an awesome day out. Join us at Dolphin Seafaris for a first class, comfortable cruise!

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Omg.....what a once in a life time experience...the captain was so friendly and lovely....and hilarious and knowledgeable....the staff were super nice.....we saw loads of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg.....what a once in a life time experience...the captain was so friendly and lovely....and hilarious and knowledgeable....the staff were super nice.....we saw loads of dolphins.....i was so overwhelmed....the skipper made sure we didn't miss a thing.....was so good....one of the best experiences of my life and iv been to two Disneylands.....this was truely amazing.....i wish i could see them and... More 

Thank Lisa B
Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had an epic day with 'super pods' of dolphins spending an hour with these amazing beautiful creatures followed by a swim. All the crew are knowledgeable, friendly and definitely look after everyone on board. The boat is well designed for viewing the dolphins, and for entering/exiting the water during the dolphin swim. There is plenty of room on board... More 

Thank Lynette M
London, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had a fabulous morning out on the water with Captain Cameron and crew. All Crew were very courteous and helpful, commentary from Canptain Cameron was informative and interesting. Encountered large pod of dolphins. Had a great great day!

Thank CanuckMum2004
Henderson, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had such a wonderful time with Dolphin Seafaris. Ever since I was little I've always loved dolphins. Everyone on the trip was really lovely and kind and the crew was super friendly and upbeat. We found the dolphins pretty quick (which can be rare, so please don't be frustrated if it takes a while, keep in mind they are... More 

Thank mathewsgina3
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Very helpful and educational a great experience with engaging staff and amazing customer service! Would highly recommend

Thank Morgan K
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The trip could not have been better. The Crew was really nice and caring and put a lot of effort in spotting the dolphins. That day there were probably about a hundred dolphins swimming and jumping around our boat for hours. There was enough time to enjoy the dolphins from the boat and also get into the water. It was... More 

Thank Mario M
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The most personable and friendly Seafari, it was so beautiful. Cameron has a genuine interest in making your trip a once in a lifetime experience. He and his incredible team of qualified specialists, Lucy and Sam work hard on the boat to make for an amazing time. I can only say amazing things and am so grateful to all of... More 

Thank alicebum
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This was such a fantastic trip and would be my top recommended thing to do in Tauranga. The crew are super and helpful and the dolphins were amazing. My kids to also had such a great time and couldn't keep the smiles off their faces. Such an experience to get to see them in the wild and to be able... More 

Thank Dana S
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had planned to go Feb 20th but trip was cancelled due to bad weather, and were able to go on the 21st. Having been on whale/dolphin watching cruises before, as well as reading the reviews here, my partner and I were well aware of the no-refund policies of the company prior to making a commitment. Fortunately, we were lucky... More 

Thank Donghee L
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The single best part of this tour is something that is not commonly understood by tourists. The dolphins are wild and the interaction you get with the dolphins is on their terms - not humans. We need more of this in the world. I personally have a problem with people swimming with dolphins on vacation that are in pens/tanks because... More 

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