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A fun day out for all the family.
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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

The water is warm and there are hundreds of common dolphins all over the Bay.  We saw 7 Orcas last week!  Truly an amazing sight.  This season on the ocean has been magical so far.  Join us.  We have fantastic swims in March.  Book Now for the experience of a lifetime!!  
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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 vessel with safety swim bars

Unlike other boats, our vessel Guardian has been built specifically for dolphin tours. Our reliable vessel has custom built swim bars for the comfort and ease for those who wish to swim with the dolphins. With the common dolphins we have much better swim encounters with the swim bars.  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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Dolphin Tales

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  • The Shy Shark
    As I was standing on the roof of the boat with another crew member searching for dolphins we spotted a shark in the water. Before we could turn the boat around to get a better look it had disappeared into the deep. It was shaped like a torpedo with very large pectoral fins. The dorsal (top side) was dark blue in the middle and light blue on the sides.Turns out it was a Blue Shark! Blue sharks are ...
  • Epic Tails
    Today as we left the harbor I had a feeling it was going to be an amazing day. The sun was shining with clear skies and the slightest breeze. The swell was down and there was no surface chop, absolute beautiful conditions to spot dolphins.We were searching for dolphins for about half an hour when we got a call from another boat saying that they had seen dolphins. So we headed in that direction a...
  • Bird or Penguin
    As we cruise through the beautiful Bay of Plenty we come across a small animal in the water, what could it be? It’s the world’s smallest penguin!! This penguin is known by many different names such as; little penguin, little blue penguin, fairy penguin, white-flippered penguin, and korora. As an adult these little penguins grow to be 33cm tall and about 43cm long. The little penguin is...
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  • Shark Myth Buster!
    We’ve been lucky enough to spot a number of blue sharks and hammerhead sharks in the last few weeks, so we thought we’d do some myth busting and see if we can make you love sharks like we do! Hammerhead sharks, easily distinguishable by their unusual shaped head, might look scary, but they are actually big scaredy cats. They have no interest in us, and are way more likely to be m...

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