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Address: Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-577 0105
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Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay...

Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay of Plenty. Get closer to dolphins, Orca, whales and Seals on board our luxury 50ft power Cat ' Guardian'. Trips depart daily from Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. Our expert crew of Marine Biologists and Dive masters will ensure your trip with us is a great experience for your visit to our region.We supply all gear, wetsuits, snorkels, masks & fins etc, give a briefing to our swimmers, and also include all drinks, Continental breakfast snacks in our prices which are the best around by far. See huge pods of Common Dolphins closer than you will see anywhere playing and just doing what comes natural as you meet them eye to eye in the clear Pacific Ocean. We regularly see Orca, Whales (seasonal), Seals, seabirds, Fishes and Offshore nature reserve islands, it's an awesome day out with Dolphin Seafaris NZ.

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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
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Swimming with dolphins

We went on the dolphin safari and had a fantastic time. The crew were friendly and helpful and although some of them were new they were very knowledgable. We saw lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the dolphin safari and had a fantastic time. The crew were friendly and helpful and although some of them were new they were very knowledgable. We saw lots of dolphins, a massive pod. We all had a chance to swim with the dolphins. This is not a free swim, but you hang onto the back of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 5 hour cruise has been the highlight of our visit to New Zealand thus far. The captain & crew were highly professional, knowledgeble, personable & friendly. We always felt completely engaged, safe, relaxed & of course ultimately thrilled!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a boat out into the ocean and got to see dolphins and other sea creatures in their natural habitat and it was awesome and the guides were really informative and nice and they made it an even better experience and it was really amazing!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing day out on the water with wild dolphins. Seeing so many around the boat and swimming in our wake as well as on the bow was truly mind-blowing. Having the opportunity to sit with our legs hanging over the side allowed the dolphins to jump out of the water and just catch our feet before entering back into the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most amazing day with Dolphin Seafaris. Heaps of dolphins but what really made it special was the amazing crew that made a huge effort to connect with the passengers on board. Safety was paramount but the competent staff took care of everything with professionalism and a smile. Highly recommended. They made our daughters 10th birthday one to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family (children 6 and 10 years old) had a fabulous time with the very friendly crew on board the Dolphin Seafaris!! They are a very knowledgeable and fun lot, thanks for a brilliant day at sea! The weather wasn't great (windy and grey) but that was soon forgotten as we found a huge pod of dolphins, a maternal pod... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this experience was possibly one of the most amazing days of my life! The pleasure of playing with wild dolphins that swim with the boat and jump close to your feet dangling over the side was awesome! Thank you ever so much ... a day to remember!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently hired this experience with my wife and two teenage children (16&19). The boat was comfortable, the crew was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. Our captain Cameron was incredible at keeping us informed and was funny and enthusiastic. We were clear we were looking for wild dolphins and there are no guarantees we would find them...oh boy did we find them.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip out with Dolphin Seafaris and were treated to some magnificent views of dolphins.We were pretty excited to have 3 dolphins following the boat early on but then ended up surrounded by a pod of about 80! We even had them following us home. We got in the water and watched them swimming beneath us, clapped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to do this as a 25th Birthday treat on 18th December and I can honestly say it was wonderful. The staff were brilliant and knowledgeable. The boat was safe and comfy. Refreshments are offered such as tea, coffee etc. You get a decent length of time on the cruise. It's a wonderful experience and would recommend it for... More 

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