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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, Tauranga Bridge Marina Berth D1, 101 Te Awanui Drive, 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travellers with mobility constraints
  • 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.
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Nila P wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions6 helpful votes
Great friendly crew, very informative and seeing the dolphins and the babies was just amazing. Crew pointed out other marine life as well. Stop for a swim and meal was lovely. One piece of advice is to be mindful of sea sickness. The crew do mention it and offer solutions for
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your review. We had such an amazing day on the water with you. We certainly love what we do and the best thing is that we get to share it with people like yourself. We hope to welcome you back onboard again in the future. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Kim wrote a review Dec 2020
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Absolutely amazing!! Nathan and the crew were professional and so informative. Saw amazing marine life, would definitely do this again 😊
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day on the water with us. Every day is so special, so please do join us again for another magical trip. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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HilaryJean wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the most incredible trip out to Motiti Island, exploring the waters between Maunganui and Tuhua!! Huge pod of dolphins - Mums & babies!! 🐬🐬🐬 Then on our return a pod of Orca - swam right up to the boat!! 🐳🐳🐳 Cille, Nathan & crew were amazing in their attention to
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia ora Hilary, Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us for your end of year party. It was such an honour and pleasure to host the tamariki, the caregivers and yourselves. We had such a magical day on the water. Thank you again for a very very special day. And we can't wait to welcome you back onboard. Ngā mihi nui. The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Daryl F wrote a review Dec 2020
Rotorua3 contributions
OMG!!!! This is the best experience I have had in NZ! Such an awesome experience right on our doorstep. I cannot believe I have lived here for 14 years and have not done this before now. I will be out again, and again, and again. How lucky are we to live in this beautify city
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 20 Dec 2020
Kia ora Pam, I feel the same way! How beautiful is our own backyard. Thank you for taking the time to give us such an amazing review. And yes please do come out with us again, and again, and again. Every trip is different, that is what is so incredible about the wildlife, you never know what you will encounter. It was such a pleasure to have you all on our trip. We had a blast! Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Lucia Araoz wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
What an amazing experience!! Highly recommend it. We saw hundreds of dolphins (many with their calves and that’s why we couldn’t swim with them ), blue penguins and a leatherback turtle. At some point when I thought we would not spot any dolphins, I was still happy with the
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 12 Dec 2020
Kia ora Lucia, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We all really enjoyed having you and your family out with us for our tour. Such a wonderful family. We look forward to welcoming you onboard next time you are in Tauranga. Ngā mihi nui, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Kaylee333
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Unforgettable
This was such an amazing experience! Nathan and cila were wonderful. Strongly recommend this to all. So great to se
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esteban1245
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Epic experience
Truely a lovely experience and saw many dolphins and other animals. The staff are very genuine and friendly. Defini
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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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Key Details
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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