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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!

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 $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

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 01 Dec to 07 Dec 2022

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  • Family pack$400.00

  • 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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laressah from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2020

Great experience!

Saw a huge pod of dolphins and some Nz fur seals and even managed to come across a HUGE whale shark! They staff were super lovely and offered us hot drinks after every swim because the weather was a bit cold the day we went!

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kathleenk from New Zealand wrote on 21 February 2021

Do not miss doing this!

I can not rate this tour highly enough. The crew are incredibly friendly and helpful and will go above and beyond for you! The trip itself is amazing and something you must experience at least once in your life. Do not miss the opportunity to get up close with 100's of dolphins. I can't wait to be back down to book and go again!

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rosettam from Hong Kong wrote on 22 January 2020

Couldnt swim but still ok

Our tour was cancelled due to the rough sea condition. Luckily the company arranged me for the tour next day. The sea was still rough, we couldnt get down with the dolphins, but we did see quite a few of them. Would try dolphin swim again if i have a chance to visit NZ again.

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katies1 from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2021

Seeing hundreds of dolphins was awesome

but didn't get to swim with them. Yup, it's not guaranteed, but still disappointing nonetheless. Rating 3 stars always feels harsh but in reality, it's better than average. If we got to swim with them, would easily be 5 stars but due to many juvenile dolphins we didn't get to swim. We did get to swim with seals though who were chilling at the island of our lunch spot. Nice crew, endless tea and coffee and a well needed sausage sizzle for lunch. You do spend 8ish hours on a boat though, and most of that time we were seeing nothing, so bring a book / a well charged cellphone /whatever to keep you entertained. Some may get very bored in the in-between of the dolphins part. Being surrounded by hundreds of them at the end was awesome though.

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Mathieu from Belgium wrote on 07 February 2021

Great day out

Lovely team that made everything possible to make us enjoy a swim with the dolphins.

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