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Orca Wild Adventures

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D3 Tauranga Bridge Marina | 101 Te Awanui Dr, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 22 467 2269
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Tauranga company that takes people out to swim with wild dolphins, as well as showing you any other marine life we can find. We supply everything even lunch and a guided snorkel at a local island. Amazing day with the best crew in the bay by far.
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D3 Tauranga Bridge Marina | 101 Te Awanui Dr, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 22 467 2269
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We have made a point of trying to making the most of our time here in Mount Maunganui, always looking for the most fun and unique things to do. When we joined the small team aboard the very comfortable Wild Orca vessel, we were greeted...More

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous day, my five year old daughter got to see dolphins for the first time and was even able to "swim" with them by being on the swim mat. The crew were really Knowledgable, friendly and clearly enjoyed their jobs! It was...More

Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

An awesome adventure. Beautiful dolphins and other sea creatures. The crew were so friendly passionate about the sea and its wildlife.

Thank Tim-Jackie H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Went on this excursion yesterday and had the absolute best time! Huge shout out to Claire, Pauline and mark for providing a wonderful experience. Being able to swim with the dolphins was always on my bucket list but I was always skeptical about doing so...More

Thank Kyleew1
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a beautiful day with the wonderful Orca Wild Adventures!! Mark, Claire and Pauline were very friendly. They made sure everyone was having a great time on the boat and in the water during the snorkling trip. We got the chance to see some dolphins,...More

Thank MorrganRr
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went to orca wild adventures today, it was absolutely amazing I have never experienced anything like this before, worth every penny you pay, the staff are very friendly and will help you with all your needs, could not of had a better day out, don't...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

8 hours of hospitality during the trip, very nice and experienced crew, Mark the captain know very well where to find dolphins and how to deal with them, there is snorkeling in the bay in addition to the trip, very much worth to go with...More

Thank Łukasz D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Just got off the boat from one of the best days we have had. Claire and Pauline were awesome, catering to everyones needs, and Mark was a great host. We saw so so many dolphins and the swim was incredible! Thank you all so so...More

Thank Greer M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is the most fun you will have in the Tauranga area! Saw a pod of about 200 dolphins, swam alongside about 30 of them, saw a Hammerhead shark, came face to face with a seal, and snorkled next to a beautiful island. Knocked off...More

Thank Jordan P
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It was exciting and thrilling trip. It's a must do if u like water activities. We left at 7:30 am and back by 6 pm. Spotted pods of dolphins all along different species of large fishes and a huge giant turtle. Mark if I remember...More

Thank Rajatpro
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Storm, yes we do see Orca from time to time but our main focus is to swim with dolphins. In New Zealand we are not permitted to swim with Orca. Regards Mark
Tarni-Lee R
28 August 2017|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Tarni-Lee, thanks for the enquiry. Unfortunately our season does not start until December as it is still too cold, so we will not be running. Regards Mark
Morgan L
22 February 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Morgan, No we do not Always swim with dolphins and or seals. But we usually do. Check out our facebook page it gives a pretty fair idea of what happened everyday. Regards Mark