Dolphin & Whale Watching in Paihia

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Dolphin & Whale Watching in Paihia

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  • Paul A
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning day trip taking in the Bay of Islands with the Hole in The Rock, Otehei Bay and many other islands. Sighted dolphins and flying fish

    Skipper Kate was a charming and very funny host in addition to showing of her skills to get us through the hole in choppy water was incredible
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • Alipa50
    Wellington, New Zealand1,581 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the fastest boat to the hole in the rock lasting only 90 mins. It was a fast paced adventure bump by bump over the waves. Great commentary from the skipper. Life jackets and shower protective coats provided. This was a fun trip but not for the faint hearted or frail!
    Written 13 April 2023
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  • Lorraine
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant trip from start to finish. The skipper and crew were welcoming, friendly and brilliant at getting us confidant on the catamaran which enabled us to enjoy the day fully. We watched a pod of dolphins swimming and playing. We couldn't swim with them as they had a baby with its mother, but we watched for the allotted time. The information the crew were able to give us was brilliant. It made the most of the wildlife we encountered during the day. We moored off Motorua Island and were transferred to land by swimming or dinghy. The walk to the top of the Pa gave stunning 360 degree views of the Bay of Islands. Then back for a BBQ'd lunch on board before sailing back to Paihia. Fantastic. When we return to New Zealand we will look forward to sailing with Carino again. Thank you Vanessa and your crew.
    Written 23 April 2019
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  • Climber43423497015
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We just want to say a massive thank you to Island getaways, we have experienced the most fabulous time aboard your boats and tours this past week. In particular, we wish to thank Nicola who is an absolute asset to your business. She taxi’d us out to our wedding on Wednesday, and she provided the best experience for us. What a lovely lady, she is. She took the time to laugh with us, joke with us, and get to know us on a first name basis. We also went on a tour to the hole in the rock as well this week and she makes an amazing to a guide. We went on different tours this week, with different companies and Island getaways was the best experience yet. If you are looking for a carefree and fun time around the Bay of Islands, we would highly recommend using this company above all others. Thanks again Nicola, you are a lovely lady. We look forward to catching up again next time we are here. Kindest regards, Brooke Jonny, and our four children.If
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Denise M
    Perth, Australia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the best experience with Everything Travel. The lovely Manon went out of her way to get us on a helicopter flight to Milford Sound, despite the uncooperative weather. Her communication and patience were outstanding and we participated in many fabulous activities. I would highly recommend this Travel Group.
    Written 19 October 2023
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