Dolphin Encounter

Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals up close in their natural environment. If conditions allow, you may get the chance to swim with the dolphins*.

From May this cruise is combined with the Discover the Bay cruise at no additional cost.


  • Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit

*Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations and sea conditions will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimmers must be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water. The decision to swim is at skipper's discretion.
Remember your swimming gear and towel.

Need to know:

  • 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.
  • Bring your togs, towel and camera.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat are a must in summer months
  • Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency

We operate a wide range of vessels in our fleet across New Zealand...

Where to find us

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)