Dolphin Viewing and Swimming

Our Wildlife Tour to watch and swim with wild dolphins in the Bay of Plenty is a must on any bucket list! Our 5-hour boat tour departs daily from Tauranga on our spacious catamaran, ideal for viewing and swimming.


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Dolphin Seafaris is Qualmark-endorsed ecotour operator and provider of wild dolphin swimming in the Bay. Our trips depart daily from Tauranga Bridge Marina.

Our spacious high speed vessel is fully equipped for a fun, safe, comfortable, stable, family friendly tour. We have swim bars to give you the best in-water experience. Our common dolphins love to surf and play around the boat and our customers.

All the equipment for swimming is included as well as free hot drinks and light breakfast snack. Each trip is exciting and different with a variety of marine mammals.

Only 2.5 hours from Auckland, 45 minutes from Rotorua and 35 minutes from Hobbiton.

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Physical address

101 Te Awanui Drive, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $150.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Children under 5 years of age are free of charge
Further pricing information:
Dolphin Seafaris offers a free standby voucher for those passengers that do not see dolphins on the trip. The voucher is valid for the entire season, and is non refundable, non transferable. This stand by voucher is our way of saying thanks for choosing to see the dolphins in the wild. We also offer free tea, coffee, juice, fruit and banana bread and cookies on all trips.
Cancellation policy:
All our trips are weather dependent and may be cancelled if skipper decides sea conditions offshore are not conducive to our operation. Dolphin Seafaris has a 48 hour non-refundable cancellation policy. Minimum numbers apply to each trip. We require you contact us the night before to confirm numbers and weather conditions.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
5-7 minutes drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
Closest bus stop 10 minute walk
Proximity to town:
Just over Harbour bridge, within 1km

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Opening times

Business hours:
7am - 7pm 7days
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German YES YES
Norwegian YES YES

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