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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga provided by Dolphin Seafaris

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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Departure Point
Dolphin Seafaris NZ, 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
  • Snacks, Fruit, Muffins
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos USB stick and T-shirts (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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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 2 weeks ago
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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Annie B wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions
Outstanding. So lucky to find a pod of approx 500 dolphins. The sea was boiling dolphins. Commentary by Tane cracked me up several times. Plenty of room on the boat. I even lay down and slept on the way back. Easygoing but professional. Getting in the water was easy. You
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoy having passengers like yourself on our Wild Dolphin Encounter. We hope to welcome you back onboard again in the future. Ngā mihi, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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215calebs wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
If you're considering this outing, do it! Stunning wildlife and helpful, cheerful, enthusiastic staff. Superb experience.
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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 4 weeks ago
Kia ora! Thank you for your wonderful review. We really love our job and showing wonderful people like you the amazing wildlife the Bay of Plenty has to offer. Thank you for coming out with us on our Wild Dolphin Encounter. Kindest, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Gb M wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stumbled into a massive pod of dolphins which was brilliant. The weather was very kind, and the crew were absolutely wonderful!!
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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 just love sharing our passion and love for dolphins with wonderful passengers like you. Thank you for coming on our Wild Dolphin Encounter with us. Ngā mihi, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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Namrata N wrote a review Feb 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India81 contributions10 helpful votes
We opted to not swim . The first one hour was very dull with nohing in view but then we saw at least 4 pods of dolphins in quick succession , some playful and up close . it was amazing experience. We even got to see baby with mama and also couple of penguins. It was amazing ..
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DolphinSeafaris, Owner at Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your sister on the tour with us. We love sharing our passion and knowledge with all the amazing passengers we get on the boat. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Tauranga. Kindest, The Dolphin Seafaris Team
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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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Best day on the water!
It was an absolute amazing experience! We saw dolphins and whales, just beautiful creatures. The dolphins seemed ve
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  • Duration: 5h
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