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Dolphin Seafaris

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Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 22 131 0776
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Watch & Swim with wild dolphins in The crystal clear waters of the Bay of Plenty. Get closer to dolphins, Orca, whales and Seals on board our luxury 50ft power Cat ' Guardian'. Trips depart daily from Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. Our expert crew of Marine Biologists and Dive masters will ensure your trip with us is a great experience for your visit to our region.We supply all gear, wetsuits, snorkels, masks & fins etc, give a briefing to our swimmers, and also include all drinks, Continental breakfast snacks in our prices which are the best around by far. See huge pods of Common Dolphins closer than you will see anywhere playing and just doing what comes natural as you meet them eye to eye in the clear Pacific Ocean. We regularly see Orca, Whales (seasonal), Seals, seabirds, Fishes and Offshore nature reserve islands, it's an awesome day out. Join us at Dolphin Seafaris for a first class, comfortable cruise!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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+64 22 131 0776
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"an amazing experience"
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"swim with the dolphins"
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"super pod"
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"saw dolphins"
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"beautiful creatures"
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"dolphin experience"
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"dolphins including"
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"large pod of dolphins"
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"great trip"
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"panic attack"
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"knowledgeable crew"
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"early start"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Spent 6 hours with full speed on a poor boat with unfriendly staff staff and an incapable captain. We finally found a group of dolphins, but the swimming experience is poor compared to other providers. If you have the freedom to choose, you should go...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

We can't seriously respond to this review as we don't have a link to a reservation with us. This review is simply not accurate and obviously you have no idea about our tours. Cheers . Dolphin Seafaris

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Cameron! The trip was memorable and we had almost 100 dolphins swimming around us. Nothing like this we’ve ever seen!!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

OMG, what an amazing experience of beautiful / majestic animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Cameron and his team and the ocean experience with penguins, a sea lion and of course dolphins. Cameron’s updates were very insightful and it was clear, he loves what...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

What a trip, what a crew and we saw lots of dolphins too! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable crew who made the trip. Coffee, tea, juice, water, muffins and cookies available during the trip and natural remedies for anyone who got motion sickness (no one on...More

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Dolphin S, Manager at Dolphin Seafaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you on board.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

An amazing day! All the crew were so helpful and friendly, very dedicated to customers having the best time. It was clear they were very knowledgeable and passionate. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to the bay of plenty

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This has by far been the highlight of our holiday. We were lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins. It was amazing to see them in their natural environment. All of the crew were extremely helpful and friendly and the boat was lovely. This...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

My young son and I had the most amazing experience. So beautiful to see the dolphins in their natural environment and being able to get in the water with them. The staff were also super friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This was amazing, all of the staff were fantastic and knowledgeable. We were cruising around NZ and booked this for whilst we were in Tauranga.We were very lucky found a pod of around 200 dolphins they were playing all around the boat. Fantastic views and...More

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Frances M
3 December 2017|
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Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Yes we can. When do you disembark. We pick up right outside the cruis ship terminal. .you can find out more information on our website as well. . Cheers
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elizabeth H
21 July 2017|
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Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth Yes absolutely that is an amazing time to do the safari. The ocean is warm and lots of dolphins around. We have over a 95 percent success rate during the season. You can book at Nzdolphin and find more... More
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carmen1992
11 July 2017|
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Response from Dolphin S | Property representative |
Hi Carmen. Sorry we are closed until November. Regards dolphin Seafaris.
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