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Season runs through to May 5th!

Join us at Dolphin Seafaris for a first class,
comfortable cruise!

Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat

Fulfil your dream of encountering the majestic dolphins in the open waters of Tauranga. Dolphin Seafaris offers amazing encounters with dolphins using safe swim bars to hold on to while in the water. This is an unforgettable dolphin excursion that is perfect for the whole family.

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Our Latest Encounter

One of the best days of the year today.  Hundreds of common dolphins all over the Bay.  
Truly an amazing sight.  The weekend looks great on the ocean.  Join us.


Experience Tauranga’s other marine life

The bay has plenty of amazing marine life to show off. During your dolphin tour, not only will you come across wild Common and Bottlenose dolphins, you are also very likely to encounter epic Orcas, Humpback and Pilot Whales, beautiful turtles, seals and much more. Let Tauranga’s natural beauty take your breath away today.


Comfortable purpose built vessels with safety swim bars

Unlike other boats, our two vessels have been built specifically for dolphin tours. Our reliable vessels have custom built swim bars for the comfort and ease for those who don’t wish to free swim with the dolphins. We have a 100% safety record and can take large groups for corporate and private cruises.

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Welcome to Dolphin Seafaris!

The Bay of Plenty boasts huge numbers of dolphins, whales and orcas. An abundance of marine life is a short boat ride away!
Spaces are filling fast. Gift vouchers available for Christmas and birthdays. Cruise ship passengers are welcome.  We pick up Cruise ship passengers right at the port.  

View the dolphins in their spectacular, natural environment on their terms.
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What to expect on your dolphin tour? 

  • 5 hour dolphin tour departing at 8am, returning at 1pm during 1st November – 7th May. 8:15 pick up from Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.
  • Swim or watch dolphins; see other marine life with a tour of the bay.
  • Interesting and educational commentary from qualified marine biologists.
  • Prices: Children under 5 – free (no swim); Children 5-12years $110 and Adults $150
  • Price includes: Wet suit, snorkel gear, tea coffee and light snack.
  • Underwater Go-pro cameras for photo & video; USB flash drive and T-Shirts available at additional cost. Proceeds donated to save Japan dolphins, Orca Fund, and World Wildlife Fund.

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About Dolphin Seafaris

We are a passionate team who love all marine life, especially dolphins, and enjoy educating our customers about dolphins and marine life. With many years of working with marine animals and a high success rate of locating dolphins, Dolphin Seafaris will give you the dolphin tour of a life time. 

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Contact Us

0800 ECO TRIP 
(0800 326 8747)

0064 7 577 0105