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Dolphin Nature Cruise

Join us for this once in a lifetime cruise to encounter dolphins and amazing wildlife in their natural environment!

Highlights

  • Take a fascinating cruise to discover dolphins and other amazing marine life
  • Have the opportunity to snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of the Bay of Islands
  • Stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands along the way
  • Friendly and knowledgeable hosts will make sure you get the most out of the experience
  • Lifetime marine mammal viewing is guaranteed!

Encounter dolphins and other amazing wildlife in the Bay of Islands as you embark on the Dolphin Nature Cruise!

Sit back and relax onboard the black and yellow "power cat" as we search for dolphins living in the wild, while you learn all about these intelligent and playful mammals by way of interesting and informative commentary.

The knowledgeable local skippers will also provide full commentary about other marine mammals and the conservation efforts being made, and you'll have the option to discover the underwater world by snorkeling around one of the many magical snorkeling areas.

We also visit Urupukapuka Island - the jewel of the Bay! Here you will have time to visit the conservation center and walk the islands many tracks while listening to and viewing some of New Zealand’s most rare and endangered birds on this island sanctuary!

Departs Paihia: 12.00pm

Deaprts Russell: 12.10pm

Adult $120.00
Child $60.00

What's included

  • Reef Snorkelling
  • Dolphin Viewing
  • Wildlife spotting/viewing on the water and on land
  • Island Sanctuary stopover
  • Full Commentary by Guides
  • Conservation Centre Visit
  • Optional Extended Island Stop returning on a later ferry

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from Paihia Wharf 12.00pm

    Deaprts from Russell Wharf 12.10pm

Restrictions

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please note that as of 2019, due to new regulations, unfortunately swimming with dolphins is no longer permissible in the Bay of Islands.
  • Child price applies to ages 0 to 15 years.

    Discount bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable.

Available Bookings from January 22 to January 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 22 Jan
Thu 23 Jan
Fri 24 Jan
Sat 25 Jan
Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$60.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$102.00
  • Child$60.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$102.00
  • Child$60.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$102.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$60.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Ben Wong from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2018

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Dolphin discovery tour

Get to see the beautiful scenery of bays of islands during the cruise as well as pods of lovely dolphins. It was a great experience.

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Margaret from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2019

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National Geographic Standard

Incredible experience! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It took 2 hours before we spotted a pod of dolphins. Unfortunately we were unable to swim as there was a baby dolphin. The pod of 10 put on a magnificent show for us, swimming under the boat, flips in the air and leaping out the water. Would highly recommend!

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Nicole from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2019

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Great day out

Awesome experience, so gutted we didnt get to swim with dolphins since a bigger boat stole them from us. Was amazing seeing the dolphins out in the wild. Would recommend this trip to anyone! Brilliant experience!

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Leigh-Anne Gutenberg from Canada wrote on 11 March 2019

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Fabulous!

Although we couldn’t get in with the dolphins we did find a pod of orcas that were amazing!

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Joji from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2019

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Great experience

The most amazing experience in the Bay of Islands.

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