Explore Group - Dolphin Discovery

Take this unique opportunity to experience dolphins in their world. Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals up close in their natural environment. You may even get the chance to swim with the dolphins in the warmest waters in New Zealand.


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See dolphins in their natural environment!

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Cruise picturesque islands while searching for dolphins with a lifetime viewing guarantee. Our modern high speed catamaran is purpose built for dolphin watching and swimming, offers easy access to the water, the warmest in New Zealand.

Once we find a pod of dolphins Department of Conservation regulations will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimmers must be 8 years and over and confident in the water to participate in the swim element.



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Physical address

Explore Group - Dolphin Discovery, Cnr Marsden & Willimas Roads, Paihia, Northland, 0200, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 6pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
It takes about 20-30 min by car to get to the Kerikeri Airport from Paihia
Proximity to coach terminal:
Located at the Paihia Wharf which is where we depart from
Proximity to town:
We are located in the town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $110.00

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES
Japanese YES YES

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