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We are the only New Zealand Tourism Qualmark endorsed dolphin eco-tour operator in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.

We are situated in Tauranga / Mount Maunganui at the heart of the Bay of Plenty, North Island of New Zealand.

A huge marine playground surrounded by vineyards and lush orchards and close to the major tourist attractions of Rotorua Hobbiton and Lake Taupo. Come with us and enjoy this very special and unique totally natural experience with wild dolphins, both common and bottlenose that are resident in huge numbers swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Many thousands of dolphins live in the bay, so your chances of viewing these awesome creatures in their natural habitat are far greater with us than anywhere in New Zealand.

Dolphin Seafaris is a founder member of the Tourism Bay of Plenty ‘Sustainable Tourism Charter’ and actively promotes Responsible Tourism on board our vessel. We use biodegradable cups, environmentally friendly cleaners, paper and practice recycling of all of our waste.

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Our skippers and crew are passionate about dolphins & whales and all have a marine mammal/biology background and have worked with wild marine mammals for many years.

We find dolphins when others don’t.

Enjoy our website, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Dolphin Seafaris has been operating for many years and is the leading professional eco tour operator and provider of watching and swimming with dolphins in the Bay of Plenty area.


Our vessel ‘Guardian’ is a purpose built, fully licensed 50 ft luxury super fast Cougar Catamaran, crewed by expert marine biologists / naturalists and dive masters who will ensure that your experience will be the highlight of your visit to the North Island of New Zealand. We operate daily trips at 8.00am from Tauranga & Mount Maunganui year round and bookings in advance are essential.

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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
bookings@nzdolphin.com