Swimming along with the dolphins can be great fun and very safe with our swimbars.
When booking a wild life trip, you always have the choice of who to go with, so it makes sense you come with the most experienced, safest and most professional operator in the Bay!
All dolphin operators in the Bay of Plenty are only allowed to spend a maximum time of 90 minutes in any one day trip with wild dolphins under the terms of the DOC marine mammal permits issued to operators in New Zealand. So it makes sense to book a fast, spacious comfortable fully set up vessel that gets you out to find the wild dolphins before others have even left the harbour. Why waste the whole day on old slow boats / yachts that take all day to get you out and back.
With us you can have the very best awesome natural encounter and be back in the harbour in time for Lunch and a free afternoon to enjoy yourselves. We leave early to take advantage of calmer sea conditions before the wind picks up in the afternoons and find the dolphins at their most settled time of the day.
The Advantages with Dolphin Seafaris you don’t get with other local operators:
Dolphin Seafaris NZ were the first New Zealand Tourism ‘QUALMARK’ endorsed dolphin operator in Tauranga/Mt Maunganui, the tourism mark of a top quality operation. We are ranked #1 on Trip Advisor!
Fully professional crew of Marine Biologists and certified Divemaster instructors. Be safe on board and in the water!
An interesting and informative commentary about the mammals, ocean, history, offshore islands and other fish and birdlife you will encounter on our P.A system to all deck areas.
A spacious luxury fitted vessel with 2 decks, full facilities, toilets/washroom etc Fruit and muffins and unlimited hot drinks included.
Hydropones to listen to our wonderful dolphins and whales communicating. This is linked to our P.A system so all can hear. Custom fun/Swimbars that are on the side of the vessel, not at the back in the wash of the boat.
The best dolphin/whale spotters in the country and the highest tower for spotting at distance than any other vessel.