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Address: Sulphur Point Marina | Keith Allen Drive, Tauranga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 666 8047
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We'll give you the chance to go swimming with dolphins or simply watching...

We'll give you the chance to go swimming with dolphins or simply watching them in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Our aim each day is to locate, interact and swim with dolphins. We also offer other activities en-route - snorkeling, swimming or relaxing onboard.

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Best thing you can do in New Zealand

As instructed by Paul, the owner of Dolphin Blue, we stepped on board at 8:15 sharp. It was the beginning of a great day, which gave us images of swimming with playing dolphins... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
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Goedereede, The Netherlands

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Goedereede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

As instructed by Paul, the owner of Dolphin Blue, we stepped on board at 8:15 sharp. It was the beginning of a great day, which gave us images of swimming with playing dolphins the will stay with us forever. The Commander 1 is a beautiful and comfortable boat which can easily accomodate 14 and we intend to return someday with... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

It was a very amazing trip with DolphinBlue! We were 5 persons on the boat on a Saturday, we felt like private! We started at 8:30am taking a beautiful and chic boat. The pilot offered us a hot tea/coffee with cookies/muffins. Then he borrowed us a wet suit, a diving mask and a scuba to go in the water, hanging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day, saw and swam with loads of dolphins and saw penguins bobbing on the water. A very relaxed and informative crew, who couldn't do enough for us. During a relaxin lunch break had the chance to sea kayak and snorkel, with a seal and local fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We encountered around 100 dolphins and what a fantastic experience. Being dragged after the boat and seeing the Dolphins underneath us was amazing and it was good to get the wetsuits from dolphin blue. We got some really good pictures with our GoPro. Paul and Stuart has a huge knowledge of the sea and they explained everything very clear and... More 

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Cook Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

What a spectacular day trip with Dolphin Blue. The day started beautifully and sunny. An hour into the trip and we came across a large pod of dolphins. It was amazing to watch numerous dolphins jumping out of the water. And more amazing when I went swimming with 100's of dolphins as we were towed slowly behind the boat. Very... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

We had a wonderful day, The crew were brilliant and put great effort into locating the dolphins which we eventually found in the afternoon, sadly we were unable to get in the water with them as they had young with them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful Christmas present with this boxing day trip! Although we couldn't swim with the dolphins (due to babies in the pod) we were surrounded by over 200 dolphins swimming in the bow wave, with the cute babies glued to their mothers! As well as the captain who was great to talk to on the bridge we had... More 

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Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

....she loved the trip ! She got to snorkle & kayak. Many dolphins swam all around the boat so they were able to watched them for ages, taking lots of photos. Although she did get a litle sea sick it wasn't a problem & really enjoyed the day on the Commander.

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Had the most amazing and luxurious trip on the commander 1. I took my parents who are quite old, and my young children, and they were all beaming from ear to ear. All excited to experience dolphins and scenery. The crew were extremely knowledgeable about the marine life and history of the local islands, area and culture. Very caring and... More 

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Nottingham
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Left feeling disappointed. Really looking forwarded to this trip, but it didn't live upto the brocture. No lunch and only 3 drinks offered during a 7 hour trip. Located dolphins on the journey out that were mating next to the boat, informed they were juniors and we weren't allowed to swim with them. I can fully appreciate the need to... More 

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