Swim with Dolphins
Watch and swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Watching & Swimming with dolphins is one of the most awesome and incredible in water experiences you will ever have. You can either join us either to just watch, enjoy and experience the magic of our dolphin encounters, or swim with the wild dolphins.
Dolphin Seafaris NZ are the only operator specialising in both types of swimming, Free swimming and with Swim bars attached to the vessel.
This enables us to get you closer to the wild dolphins whatever swimming experience you may have. Our swim encounters are totally natural with only small groups of 3-8 maximum in the water at any one time. Totally safe encounters, we have a 100% safety record
Our vessel ‘Guardian’ has a huge rear swim platform, unlike other boats, and has walk through access to the water with 2 large dive ladders for easy access in and out of the water.
Guardian has full facilities, W.C & washroom, Tea, coffee & snacks. Cruise in total comfort on our large couches indoors as well as outdoor seating on the lower level and large observation fly deck area.
As our vessel is the fastest eco charter vessel in the bay, we get you out to the dolphins and into the water before others may have left the quayside!! This also enables us to cover twice as much sea area quicker which more than doubles your chance of us finding a suitable pod to swim and interact with.
During your trip we often encounter pods of Orca’s (Killer Whales), Humpback, Brydes & Pilot Whales, Turtles, Seals & other marine and bird life. Being lower to the water than most other boats, we can get you very, very close to the dolphins for the very best photographic opportunities where you can also often hear them communicating with each other. Whenever possible, we free swim with the dolphins or use our custom built swim bars to gently tow you alongside the boat whilst dozens of dolphins glide below and all around you.