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Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming


Join Orca Wild Adventures and swim with the dolphins on an incredible day cruise in the Bay of Plenty!

Feel the excitement build as you board our comfortable ocean going vessel at Tauranga Bridge Marina before heading out to the Tauranga Moana coastal region.

The qualified team at Orca Wild Adventures are the region’s most experienced tour operator and will quickly locate the dolphins ensuring maximum time in the water with these highly intelligent marine mammals.

Once the dolphins are located, step on our boarding platform and join these incredible creatures in their natural environment. A once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal to the the dolphins on this unique and truly magical experience.

Our innovative swimbars provide for the very best swimming and underwater viewing experience and are ideal for those who are less confident in the water.

As well as swimming with the dolphins, this memorable day trip also includes a visit to one of the Bay of Plenty’s beautiful islands. Enjoy a good old kiwi barbeque lunch and take to the crystal clear waters on a guided snorkel and discover the vibrant underwater flora and fauna.


Join us for an authentic New Zealand experience that will be the highlight of your trip to the Bay of Plenty.


Price: $135 Adults, $85 Child (Under 15 Years)

Price Includes:

  • Free coffee and tea, and a BBQ lunch
  • Wetsuits and all snorkelling gear
  • The opportunity to catch fish along the way and we will cook them on the BBQ for your lunch
  • Photos and videos will also be made available on our Facebook page

    Departures: Please check in at 7.30am at Tauranga Bridge Marina. The trip will return to the marina at approximately 4pm

    Please Note: Children are welcome to enter the water to swim with the dolphins but they must be confident in the water and be comfortable wearing a mask and using snorkelling gear


    Available Bookings from August 23 to August 29

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    Jan Zdrahal from Czech Republic wrote on 18 March 2017

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    Great Trip

    Hi, the trip was really amazing and ful of creatures and dolphins. We recommend this trip to all of you guys!

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    Thanks Jan, We are happy that you enjoyed your adventure with us. Cheers Mark

    Morgan Rosario from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2017

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    Perfect day in Tauranga!

    What a beautiful day with the wonderful Orca Wild Adventures!! Mark, Claire and Pauline were very friendly. They made sure everyone was having a great time on the boat and in the water during the snorkling trip. We got the chance to see somme dolphins, pilot whales (for the first time of the season!!), a nz seal waving at us, flying fish and many other ones... Loved my day out! Would definitely recommend this trip with them if you're in Tauranga!!

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    Hi Morgan, thanks for coming out with us and glad that you enjoyed your adventure. Cheers mark

    Federico Masson from Argentina wrote on 06 March 2017

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    Dolphins experience

    It was a good excursion in general. The way till the island was a little bit too long and without any kind of entertainment (music, games or sth). The barbecue was just sausages with roast bread. The dolphins experience was really cool, that is completely worth it and made our day.

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    From Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

    Hi Federico, We are glad that you enjoyed your adventure with us. The dolphin interaction is what we focus on and sometimes we do have to spend some time finding them. Regards Mark

    Poul Vestergaard from Denmark wrote on 01 March 2017

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    Super trip

    Nice to swim and ser sine dolfines...

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    Hi Poul, We are happy that you enjoyed your adventure with us. Cheers mark

    Miranda Rumina from United Kingdom wrote on 19 January 2017

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    Beyond words and comparison

    This was probably my most beautiful adventure ever. Orca Wild Adventures team guided us safely through so many different sea world creatures from dolphins to blue sharks, two huge turtles, sea fish and at the end swimming with a seal in the picturesque bay. Thank you so much for your excellence and professionalism with a lot of love and subtly.

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    Thanks Miranda, We are stoked that you enjoyed your adventure with us Regards Orca Wild Team

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