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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga provided by Dolphin Seafaris

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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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Departure Point
Dolphin Seafaris NZ, Matapihi, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing dolphin cruise
  • Beverages, Tea, Coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • T-shirts available to purchase
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All trips are subject to weather and minimum booking numbers.
  • Trips operate with a 48 hour non refundable cancellation.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children must be over 7 to swim with dolphins and be confident swimmers in the ocean.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
143Reviews
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Shiree80 wrote a review 08 Oct
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
Cille and her amazing team worked their magic and I was able to swim with the dolphins on my actual 40th Birthday in the middle of winter. I took along my mum and sister and we honestly had the best day. Not only did we get to swim and free swim with these beautiful creatures
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Shiree, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and thank you for wanting to come out with us to celebrate your birthday. It was such a magical day. I just loved seeing you and your sister having such a blast in the water with the dolphins. We hope to welcome you back onboard again. You must have brought us some good luck that day ☺️ Thank you again for choosing to come out with Dolphin Seafaris on your special day. Ngā mihi nui, Cille and the Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Keith wrote a review Jul 2020
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We went on a 6 hour trip out towards Mayor Island to view and photograph wild life (eg dolphins, albatross, gannets). Excellent crew, friendly and adaptable
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for the wonderful review. We really enjoyed having our local photographers on the boat with us. What an amazing day it turned out to be. Can't wait for the next trip. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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kathym1242 wrote a review Jul 2020
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand58 contributions4 helpful votes
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No swimming yesterday! as it is the middle of winter, but what a fantastic trip we had, rare birds, lots of different varieties and the stars of the show turned up in massive amounts, what wonderfully graceful animals. Can't speak highly enough of the staff operating the trip -
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 05 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for your trip out with us. It certainly was an incredible day in the middle of winter. I hope all your photos turned out stunning. We cannot wait to welcome you back out on the water later on in the year. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Catherine wrote a review May 2020
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The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the boat very comfortable. Although we didn't see dolphins, we did have time watching a Bryde's whale- apparently a very rare sighting, as they are shy creatures. It was a great experience and a wonderful day out in the beautiful Bay.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 22 Jun 2020
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review. It certainly was an amazing sight and encounter. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future to show you the amazing dolphins that we also have here. Ngā mihi, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Sam Welsh wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great trip, lots of fun! Very welcoming and professional staff. Even without dolphins it was still a very enjoyable and fun trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Kia ora Sam, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. And we do apologise for the lack of dolphins. I am so happy you were able to go back out in the Bay the next day to spend the day with those amazing dolphins. We love sharing our passion with wonderful people like yourself. Please stay safe and healthy on your onward journey. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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About the operator

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JJBdt2014
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AMAZING Experience with Dolphins
Best tour we have done in New Zealand so far. We had the chance to see over 50 dolphins (probably closer to 100) an
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bronwynb180
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Absolutely bloody amazing
I got this for myself and my daughter for Christmas and it was truely the most amazing day! We both loved it so muc
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traceysl9
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This is not "swimming" with dolphins
I agree with BB1975 review in regards to the so called swimming part. Not what we or others who I spoke with though
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Jacqui S
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Great day out and lovely crew
We went out with Dolphin Seafaris last week. The crew were great, very knowledgeable about Dolphins and the local a
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952kristinb
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Perfect!
We had an awesome day with a very friendly and professional crew. They knew so much about New Zeeland wildlife and
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Tmxwl
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Mrs
Boat was nice and efficient, felt really close up with the dolphins. Seen heaps of pods, crew were all nice.
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joebloomy
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Incredible, one of best experiences ever!
We went out on a Saturday morning, sunny day with pretty calm waters. After a couple hours searching we reached a p
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frogfriendly
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Phenomenal experience!
I have always wanted to get up close and personal with dolphins as I adore them. However never wanted to visit the
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Schlumpf2
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Worst trip in 4 weeks NZL
Spent 6 hours with full speed on a poor boat with unfriendly staff staff and an incapable captain. We finally found
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Waleed S
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Great adventure and unforgettable experience!
We had a great time with Cameron! The trip was memorable and we had almost 100 dolphins swimming around us. Nothing
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Markus_Ldn
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Superb experience with beautiful creatures
OMG, what an amazing experience of beautiful / majestic animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Cameron and his
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EnglishCanadian
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Top Notch
What a trip, what a crew and we saw lots of dolphins too! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable crew who made the tri
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Morgan K
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Unforgettable once in a life time experience
An amazing day! All the crew were so helpful and friendly, very dedicated to customers having the best time. It was
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cheesybob
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Awesome experience
This has by far been the highlight of our holiday. We were lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins. It was amazing t
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Louise W
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Amazing!
My young son and I had the most amazing experience. So beautiful to see the dolphins in their natural environment a
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