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Dolphin Seafaris

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Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-577 0105
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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 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-577 0105

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to New Zealand with a hefty list of activities and this was by far the best. There were HUNDREDS of dolphins ready to play with us and the experience was absolutely bucket list worthy. The guide was awesome, knowledgeable and funny, and the...More

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our local kindergarten is raising money to upgrade our building and yet again Dolphin Seafaris have kindly donated a swim with a Dolphin voucher. What I love about the support that we get from Dolphin Seafaris is that it also gives our locals an opportunity...More

Thank cabbie01
Reviewed 4 June 2017

They cancelled the tour and the girl who picked up the telephone said that the client is responsible for not calling the night before. We drove 3 hours to get there, horrible experience.More

Thank Yanina M
Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Yes we definitely did cancel the tour as the seas conditions were not safe to take people out. When a booking is made we make it very clear to call or text us the night before to check the weather. Our customer safety is our...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure to work one day on the boat. It was the best experience I ever had. Cam and Lucy where lovely and very nice. It was the perfect day, with lots of dolphins and I had the opportunity to swim with the...More

Thank Louieee91
Reviewed 11 May 2017

After a long search full of dolphin stories, yummy snacks and chats with lovely people we finally found dolphins and what a treat, hundred of them surrounding us. in the water or out of the water there was action everywhere! What a sight, what a...More

Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 7 May 2017

An amazing experience. My husband & I loved every minute of it, despite the fact i was a little bit sea sick but thanks to Captain Cam & Lucy for helping me out with that, good ole peppermint oil & gingernut biscuits. AND the dolphins...More

Thank Paige H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Even though we were very interested in meeting dolphins in the wild, we were not sure if 5 hours on a boat would work out so well with our two boys aged 5 and 3. We are so glad we have decided to go on...More

Thank Isabell K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

An amazing experience.despite the fact that I was so seasick, and couldnt move. The crew was fantastic, and cared for me as much as they could with a boat full of other people. They offered me all of the reidies they had on board. My...More

Thank richmondsharon72
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Thank Lisa B
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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
12 July 2017|
Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Carmen. Sorry we are closed until November. Regards dolphin Seafaris.
4 May 2017|
Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for the question. We see whales about 10-12 percent of the time on our tours. It can happen any month however November December we had quite a few whale sightings this year. Brydes whales and of course orca. We... More