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Orca Wild Adventures

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101 Te Awanui Dr | D3 Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 22 467 2269
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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.
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101 Te Awanui Dr | D3 Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip was the highlight of my month! The crew was very knowledgeable of the aquatic animals and of the surrounding area. You could tell that the captain was very experienced and wanted us to see as many awesome things as we could! We saw...More

Thank Jo V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip on a magnificent day. The sun was shining and the water was crystal clear. The crew were friendly and accommodating and it wasn't long before we found a pod of 40 - 50 awesome dolphins. When swimming the proximity to...More

Thank robbiem8910
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip with a wonderful and professional crew! We got to see and swim with hundreds of common dolphins, and even saw a leatherback turtle. Weather was also perfect for snorkelling. The seas can be a bit rough, so try not to go on a...More

Thank Yu S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent trip with friendly staff. We had an amazing day out on the water. The sightseeing, swimming with the dolphins, circling the hammerhead shark and then the snorkelling around Mayor Island just topped it off. Thanks for the great day. Highly recommend this day trip...More

Thank amandarobbo88
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We have made a point of trying to making the most of our time here in Mount Maunganui, always looking for the most fun and unique things to do. When we joined the small team aboard the very comfortable Wild Orca vessel, we were greeted...More

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous day, my five year old daughter got to see dolphins for the first time and was even able to "swim" with them by being on the swim mat. The crew were really Knowledgable, friendly and clearly enjoyed their jobs! It was...More

Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

An awesome adventure. Beautiful dolphins and other sea creatures. The crew were so friendly passionate about the sea and its wildlife.

Thank Tim-Jackie H
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went on this excursion yesterday and had the absolute best time! Huge shout out to Claire, Pauline and mark for providing a wonderful experience. Being able to swim with the dolphins was always on my bucket list but I was always skeptical about doing so...More

Thank Kyleew1
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a beautiful day with the wonderful Orca Wild Adventures!! Mark, Claire and Pauline were very friendly. They made sure everyone was having a great time on the boat and in the water during the snorkling trip. We got the chance to see some dolphins,...More

Thank MorrganRr
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went to orca wild adventures today, it was absolutely amazing I have never experienced anything like this before, worth every penny you pay, the staff are very friendly and will help you with all your needs, could not of had a better day out, don't...More

Thank Amanda S
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Storm, yes we do see Orca from time to time but our main focus is to swim with dolphins. In New Zealand we are not permitted to swim with Orca. Regards Mark
Tarni-Lee R
28 August 2017|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Tarni-Lee, thanks for the enquiry. Unfortunately our season does not start until December as it is still too cold, so we will not be running. Regards Mark
Morgan L
22 February 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Morgan, No we do not Always swim with dolphins and or seals. But we usually do. Check out our facebook page it gives a pretty fair idea of what happened everyday. Regards Mark