Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty with a Full-Day Tour

8 hr

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Day Trip

Group Tour

A friendly crew welcomes you on board at 7:30 am, and offer you a steaming cup of coffee or tea. The tour departs from the marina shortly afterward and the skipper gives a commentary about the area, its history and Maori legends.

Department of Conservation Scientists estimates that there are approximately 50,000 common dolphins in the bay over summer.

The travel to Tuhua or Motiti Islands depending on the weather conditions, and on the way...
A friendly crew welcomes you on board at 7:30 am, and offer you a steaming cup of coffee or tea. The tour departs from the marina shortly afterward and the skipper gives a commentary about the area, its history and Maori legends.

Department of Conservation Scientists estimates that there are approximately 50,000 common dolphins in the bay over summer.

The travel to Tuhua or Motiti Islands depending on the weather conditions, and on the way, you can encounter pods of dolphins. After some time observing and taking photos of the dolphins you will see the crystal clear water with these animals. Utilising appropriately custom-made swim bars and swim mat will offer the best possible experience, catering for all levels of competence. Department of Conservation rules limit all operators to 60 minutes total swim time, due to a smaller customer number you can have maximum swimming time.

After swimming with the dolphins you are going to the Island for lunch. Here you can have the opportunity to guided snorkel, usually with seals in a pristine bay. Whilst you enjoy your snorkeling the skipper will barbecue you sausages for lunch. After about an hour at the Island, you are going head back towards the harbor and keep your eyes open for more encounters with marine life and get back at the marina at approximately 4.00 pm.

Guarantee

Have a 99% success rate in finding dolphins for you on your trip. But in the unusual event that no marine mammals are sighted on your trip, you can have a free trip to come out again (this guarantee does not apply to holders of discount vouchers).

The Crew

Mark, your skipper, has worked in the Bay of Plenty running dolphin swimming charters for over 15 years. He has more experience than any other dolphin watching skipper working out of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. He is at home on the ocean and has a vast knowledge of marine life.

The crew are extremely friendly and fun, their number one aim is to make your day relaxing and enjoyable. They are highly qualified and are passionate about what they do. The biggest kick is to see you guys having an awesome day.

Facilities

Relaxing sunbathing areas on board.

Toilet facilities on board.

Tauranga Bridge Marina has free parking,  a café, and toilet facilities.

 Supply

Fun and fabulous good times

Free coffee and tea, and a BBQ lunch.

Wetsuits and all snorkeling gear.

Photography

Throughout the day the crew will be taking outstanding photos and videos of your day. These will be available to you for free via the Facebook page.
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Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.
Lowest Price Guaranteed
If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • Viewing and swimming with dolphins
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wetsuits and snorkel gear
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, other then specified
Departure Point
Tauranga Bridge Marina
7:30am
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Please wear comfortable casual clothes. It is recommended to wear a swimsuit under your clothes. It is recommended to bring a warm jacket. No high heeled shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.