The Holiday period has kicked off in full swing! The Bay of Plenty has been putting on a show for all our guests the past few weeks with this stunning weather, calm seas and plentiful array of marine life!
Over past few weeks the Common Dolphins have been entertaining our guests with their surfing skills, jumping ability and sometimes mating displays!
We’ve had some amazing encounters with pods of dolphins, sometimes we’ve even had pods with up to 300 dolphins!
Not only that, our fantastic whale month of November has continued and we’ve been blessed to experience the Brydes Whale again recently!
And to top that off an early Christmas present to all our crew and guests, we had 8 Orca grace us with their presence recently. What an absolutely incredible experience that was!
The Orca are the largest member of the Dolphin family, and can weight up to 3,600kgs!
Orcas are highly social animals and usually travel in pods of 5-30. They are found in most oceans around the world but are most common in the Arctic and Antarctic waters.
They are toothed whales and will feed on birds, turtles, sharks, fish, seals and squid.
Orca found in New Zealand are quite unique to the rest of the worlds populations as they feed on stingrays and will often be seen inside the Harbour chasing stings rays into shore!
December has been a great month for viewing and swimming with dolphins and it shall continue through into the New Year!
What better way to end 2016, or go into 2017 then with an experience to never forget!
Come join us!