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Tauranga company that takes people out to swim with wild dolphins, as well as showing you any other marine life we can find. We supply everything even lunch and a guided snorkel at a local island. Amazing day with the best crew in the bay by far.
Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
101 Te Awanui Dr | D3 Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, New Zealand
All reviews swimming with the dolphins bbq lunch awesome crew sting ray the water was crystal clear an amazing trip these guys saw dolphins common dolphins lunch stop snorkel mayor pod seal boat claire leatherback
An absolutely perfect day out. We were so lucky with the weather after our original trip cancelled the day before and it was well worth the 430am wake up call - even for the kids who delighted in every part of the trip. We were...More
We had a fantastic day out on Orca. We got to swim with a pod of common dolphins. Then we saw some false killer whales and oceanic bottle nosed dolphins (one had a baby). Then snorkelling in a beautiful bay. The crew were lovely and...More
After having unfortunately canceled the excursion of January 6th because of the wind too strong, I was able to postpone the following day because the conditions were better. And what a lucky man I am !
We saw an incredible amount of dolphins and whales...More
Knowledgeable captain, friendly crew, had a fab day with the bonus of seeing false orca whales with the bottlenose dolphins, also saw some common dolphins - unfortunately they were too busy being amorous for us to swim with! Great day out, one of the best...More
Thank you to Mark, Clare and Rome for a great day on Orca. We saw loads of dolphins including babies and also a bonus pod of pilot wales and a huge stingray whilst snorkelling. Unfortunately no swimming because of the babies but it was still...More
Just come back from an amazing trip with these guys. Mark, Claire and Rome were fantastic! They could not have done more to make our day awesome! We saw so many dolphins and whales! Even got to snorkel with a sting ray and a puffa...More
This was a great trip that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Professionally run with a friendly crew the views that we had of the dolphins were awesome. At the mid tour lunch break the opportunity to snorkelling in shallow water at the edge of the island...More
First of all, let’s start with positives. Nice friendly crew, lots of dolphins and snorkeling with seals. ‘Swimming’ with the dolphins though... Once you get into the water you have to hold on to a bar while the boat keeps moving. This felt more like...More
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Mark T, Manager at Orca Wild Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018
Hi Stephen, wow you guys are really hard to please. I have been running dolphin trips with common dolphins for 10 years now, and have refined our swimming over that time. We do a free swim when the conditions are good for it, but even...More
The initial positives of this trip are that the crew are great and being able to sight dolphins was incredible (the strong winds meant we could not actually swim with the dolphins). However, unfortunately, our overall experience with Orca adventures wasn’t that great. We felt...More
Date of experience: March 2018
Mark T, Manager at Orca Wild Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018
Hi Hanna, we are very sorry that you did not enjoy your adventures with us, and I understand your disappointment in not being able to swim with the dolphins. We try really hard to only pick days where the the weather will be suitable for...More