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Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

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

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

Highlights

  • Qualified team at Orca Wild Adventures are the region’s most experienced tour operator
  • Innovative swimbars provide for the very best swimming and underwater viewing experience
  • Get up close and personal with the majestic dolphins
  • Visit one of the Bay of Plenty’s beautiful islands
  • Enjoy a good old kiwi barbeque lunch
  • Take to the crystal clear waters on a guided snorkel

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.

Adult $200.00 (16+)
Child $125.00 (Under 15)
Family pack $500.00 (2 adults 2 children under 15 )

What's included

  • Free coffee and tea, and a BBQ lunch
  • Wetsuits and all snorkelling gear
  • Photos and videos will also be made available on our Facebook page

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departures: Please check-in at 7.30am at Tauranga Bridge Marina, 101 Te Awanui Drive, Tauranga.
  • The trip will return to the marina at approximately 4pm.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages under 15 years.

    Family pack includes 2 adults and 2 children under 15. SAVE $100!

    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 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
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  • Adult$135.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

  • Adult$200.00
  • Child$125.00

Bookings close in 11 hours...

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

  • Family pack$500.00

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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volkerh from Germany wrote on 30 March 2023

Great day

This was a fantastic day. The crew is attending, offering sea sickness pills at the very beginning, supplied us with wetsuits, flippers and snorkeling masks. Skipper Marc discovered two dolphins, which guided us to a school of about 100 species. There were a lot of baby dolphins, so Marc decided not to let us swim with them. I really appreciate this, because it shows, that they take care of the wellbeing of the animals. Thanks for this experience 👍🤩

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alysonc1 from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2023

Do it

Amazing experience with amazing service

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Melinda Allison from United Kingdom wrote on 01 March 2023

Brilliant

Great day- many thanks

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aribob from Switzerland wrote on 11 January 2024

Swimming with Dolphins?????

Swimming with dolphins is probably more of an advertising joke. There is always some excuse. Otherwise quite interesting!

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From Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Hey, we swim with dolphins most days. Please appreciate that these are wild animals and we do the best we can. So sorry that the you did not get to swim with them. Regards Orca Wild Adventures

RasBey from Denmark wrote on 15 February 2024

Danmark

Should be more transparent on the chances of swimming with dolphins. Seems like many days don’t succeed

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From Orca Wild Adventures - Dolphin Swimming

Hi Rasmus Beyer, sorry you didn't get to swim with the dolphins. They are wild animals and sometimes it is just not feasible. We are totally transparent about our success rate at swimming with dolphins and it is stated on our website, we swam both of the last 2 trips . I am not sure why you think we are not, you cannot really assess this from coming out once with us. Anyway you obviously feel justified in a one star review even though we cruised with 80 to 100 dolphins for an hour, had an awesome snorkel and lunch, saw a large school of Kawahai and a leatherback turtle. Regards Mark

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