Northland is home to large populations of friendly, playful dolphins who flock to the region for its warm waters and sheltered coastline.

The Bay of Islands is known as one of the best places to see dolphins in Northland. Here, you can take a boat trip where it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be able to share an encounter with these enchanting creatures. Watch as they playfully jump in and out of the water – and, if the conditions are right, you'll be able to hop in and swim with them.

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