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Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands

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Paihia, New Zealand
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At a Glance

4 hours (Approx.)
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Description

Watch for dolphins in the Bay of Islands on a 4-hour wildlife cruise by high-speed catamaran, with the chance to swim alongside a pod of dolphins. This half-day dolphin tour is specially designed to respect the dolphins’ habitat, and includes use of snorkeling equipment and a wetsuit. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.

Highlights

  • Half-day dolphin watching tour
  • See the Bay of Islands from the water
  • Chance to swim with dolphins
  • Wetsuit and snorkel gear provided
  • Catamaran equipped with showers
  • Morning and afternoon tours available

What To Expect

Summary

Make your way to a departure point in Paihia to board a high-speed catamaran dolphin boat (it's also possible to meet the boat in Russell). Find a comfortable spot on deck, and keep your camera out—you'll have... More
Make your way to a departure point in Paihia to board a high-speed catamaran dolphin boat (it's also possible to meet the boat in Russell). Find a comfortable spot on deck, and keep your camera out—you'll have unobstructed views of the Bay of Islands as the captain searches for a pod of dolphins.
If you spot a group of dolphins, Department of Conservation
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Make your way to a departure point in Paihia to board a high-speed catamaran dolphin boat (it's also possible to meet the boat in Russell). Find a comfortable spot on deck, and keep your camera out—you'll have unobstructed views of the Bay of Islands as the captain searches for a pod of dolphins.
If you spot a group of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations will determine whether it’s possible to swim alongside them (when baby dolphins are present, no swimming is allowed). Should your group get clearance to swim, pull on a wetsuit and snorkel gear, then slip into the water to see the animals beneath the surface. Touching the dolphins is not allowed, but it’s a fascinating chance to see them swimming through the clear water.
Following your swim, return to the boat for a shower, then head back towards the original departure point, where this dolphin tour concludes.

What's Included

Equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit
A complimentary shower after your swim
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch - No Food or Drink included
Coffee and/or Tea

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Explore Group Bay of Islands, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

Departure Time

8:00am & 12.30pm daily(ex Paihia)
8:10am & 12.40pm daily (ex Russell)
During the winter period we offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins on our Discover the Bay cruise

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you do not get to see dolphins you will get a non-transferable voucher to come again for free. This is not a money back offer
  • A portion of your fare
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you do not get to see dolphins you will get a non-transferable voucher to come again for free. This is not a money back offer
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation
  • Advisable to bring: swimmers, towel, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Check-in for your trip
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you do not get to see dolphins you will get a non-transferable voucher to come again for free. This is not a money back offer
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation
  • Advisable to bring: swimmers, towel, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Check-in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Life jackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 3567P14