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Dolphin Seafaris

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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About Dolphin Seafaris
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 comfortable purpose built 50ft power Cat ' Guardian'. Trips depart daily from Tauranga. Our expert crew of Wildlife Guides will ensure your trip with us is a great experience for your visit to our region. We supply all gear; wetsuits, masks and snorkels, give a briefing to our swimmers, and also include hot drinks, juice, fresh fruit and morning tea 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 can happen upon Orca, whales (seasonal), seals, seabirds, penguins 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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Get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a 5-hour dolphin cruise from Tauranga. You can watch from the boat or interact with these playful marine mammals as you swim and snorkel alongside them in the water. Hear informative live commentary and enjoy hot drinks and muffins on board. Tour operates during summer months from November to May.
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17danni210 wrote a review May 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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N ha wrote a review May 2021
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It was absolutely amazing experience. We loved seeing so many dolphins and orca our today. It was a great experience well worth it.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lauren A wrote a review May 2021
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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!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Dolphin Seafaris
Responded 4 May 2021
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
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Annie Y wrote a review Feb 2021
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand17 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Dolphin Seafaris
Responded 18 Apr 2021
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
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Nila P wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Dolphin Seafaris
Responded 28 Dec 2020
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
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