Wild Dolphin Encounters

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 Our Trip

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Dolphin Seafaris ecotour departs daily during the main summer season from November to May.

Step aboard a purpose-built dolphin-viewing vessel and embark on a wild encounter with the ocean's most fascinating creatures. As the winner of a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence and Qualmark certification, Dolphin Seafaris provides an educational and organic experience that's completely on the dolphin's terms.

Included in the price are your wet-suits, snorkeling gear, tea, coffee and juice, fruit and muffins. Free parking is available at Tauranga Bridge Marina from where we depart.

The sunshine capital of New Zealand, the Bay of Plenty is home to diverse and spectacular sea life from majestic dolphins and orca to the playful fur seals, little blue penguins and various marine birds. The passionate Dolphin Seafaris team love everything about the ocean, especially dolphins, and enjoy educating guests. With many years working with marine animals and a high success rate of locating dolphins, Dolphin Seafaris will give you the dolphin encounter of a lifetime.

 
 

Our Guarantee!

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This season if you do not see dolphins between December 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020 we are offering our "Dolphin Guarantee", we will give you a FREE voucher to come back out with us another day. Trips where we don't see any dolphins are rare, however it does happen. We see dolphins 95% of the trips. We can not guarantee you be able to swim with the dolphins, as we are regulated by the Department of Conservation marine mammal permit. There are times when legally and ethically we can not swim with dolphins. However, we do swim with them 85% of the time! All of our encounters are on the dolphins terms, just the way we like it. It's a completely wild and natural encounter! We care about your experience and are here to serve!!

 
 

Where & When?

Berth D1, Taruanga Bridge Marina, 101 Te Awanui Drive,
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Trips depart at 8:00am prompt. Please make sure you arrive early at 7.30am. We return approximately 2:00 pm.