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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!

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.

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

Adult $150.00 (16+)
Child $100.00 (Under 15)
Family pack $400.00 (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

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 December 15 to December 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$97.50
  • Child$100.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$97.50
  • Child$100.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$100.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$100.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$97.50
  • Child$100.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$100.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Family pack$400.00

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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Sandra from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2019

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Best day ever

We had the most amazing day thanks to Mark and the girls. They’re just so lovely, funny, caring and passionate about what they are doing. We had the best time swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with seals, a great lunch.... just the best day ever. A def MUST do! Thank you so much Orca Wild adventures!!!

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Bryan Scholey from United Kingdom wrote on 20 February 2019

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Great Day Out

Captain and crew made this a memorable day with spectacular viewing of 100 plus common Dolphin pod.

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Morgan from France wrote on 09 January 2019

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Perfect Day !

After having unfortunately canceled the excursion of January 6th because of the wind too strong, I was able to postpone the following day because the conditions were better. And what a lucky man I am ! We saw an incredible amount of dolphins and whales (different species), snorkel in a beautiful bay and the must for me was to swim with 2 seals in just perfect conditions. To see them in their element, swim with such grace and come so close to us will probably remain one of my best memories in New Zealand after a 1 year trip! I would also like to sincerely thank the wonderful crew, Mark flying and cooking, Rome & Claire always smiling and caring, very kind ! Thank You so much to Orca Wild Adventures, definitly worth it !!!

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Yvonne from Switzerland wrote on 04 January 2019

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Magical Dolphins

We had a really great time on the boat. We were a small group, so we had enough place on the boat. We had very good luck and we spot about 200 Dolphins which where hunting. It was magical! Further we saw about 6-10 whales. The staff was more than friendly! I can't complain something. Do it!

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Erin Lewis from New Zealand wrote on 28 December 2018

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Once in a life time

The crew are amazing! So helpful and friendly. They do everything they can to make the day unforgettable. Whether you're a dolphin yourself or a non swimmer the experience is first class! We didn't actually get to swim with dolphins but had an unforgettable experience watching oceanic bottle nose dolphins and Pseudo orca. Don't hesitate to book!!!!

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