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Dolphin Seafaris

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

After swimming with turtles and attempting to swim with manta rays, I absolutely had to try to swim with dolphins as well. Dolphins are amazing animals and the possibility to be in the water with them and see them swim below us and next to...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your wonderful review, Manuel. And thank you for taking the time to come out with us a second time. It's always worth it if possible. We are so happy we were able to show you the wonderful common dolphins of the the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went out on a Saturday morning, sunny day with pretty calm waters. After a couple hours searching we reached a pod of 200 common dolphins, it was incredible and we hung off the back of the boat heads under water to see dolphins swimming...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Joe, Thank you for coming out with us on Saturday to experience the beauty and surprises of the Bay of Plenty. We are so happy we could spend such a wonderful time with you. Kindest, The Dolphin Seafaris Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

I went out on Dolphin Seafari today and had the best experience! The crew was intently looking for dolphins when they spotted some splashing off in the distance. Once we got closer it turned out to be a super pod, probably 150+ common dolphins. It...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your day out in the Bay of Plenty with us. We are so thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us. Every day on the ocean is different and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to get up close and personal with dolphins as I adore them. However never wanted to visit them in captivity as did not wish to be helping fund industry that stops these super intelligent and magnificent creatures from being free. As...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Jodie for taking the time to come out with us and being a part of making the day so special. What a wonderful trip we had with you, we hope we made your birthday wishes come true. And thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Spent 6 hours with full speed on a poor boat with unfriendly staff staff and an incapable captain. We finally found a group of dolphins, but the swimming experience is poor compared to other providers. If you have the freedom to choose, you should go...More

1  Thank Schlumpf2
Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

We can't seriously respond to this review as we don't have a link to a reservation with us. This review is simply not accurate and obviously you have no idea about our tours. Cheers . Dolphin Seafaris

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly and caring, got out and saw the Dolphins. To be honest there wasn't anything wow about the experience. But they did deliver on the Dolphins.

2  Thank Jake H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Cameron! The trip was memorable and we had almost 100 dolphins swimming around us. Nothing like this we’ve ever seen!!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

OMG, what an amazing experience of beautiful / majestic animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Cameron and his team and the ocean experience with penguins, a sea lion and of course dolphins. Cameron’s updates were very insightful and it was clear, he loves what...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

What a trip, what a crew and we saw lots of dolphins too! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable crew who made the trip. Coffee, tea, juice, water, muffins and cookies available during the trip and natural remedies for anyone who got motion sickness (no one on...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you on board.

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We had an incredible day out on the water with Captain Cam and his crew!! It look us a long longer than is apparently normal to find the dolphins, but Cam did not give up! We stayed out there about half an hour longer than...More

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12 November 2018|
Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Londonreviewer, Thank you for your e-mail. The boat is moving forwards slowly so if the sea is not too rough you can hold on with 1 hand. A harness is not a bad idea to bring along if you have one. When were you thinking... More
Frances M
3 December 2017|
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Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Yes we can. When do you disembark. We pick up right outside the cruis ship terminal. .you can find out more information on our website as well. . Cheers
elizabeth H
21 July 2017|
Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth Yes absolutely that is an amazing time to do the safari. The ocean is warm and lots of dolphins around. We have over a 95 percent success rate during the season. You can book at Nzdolphin and find more... More