Swim with Dolphins

Discover dolphins in their world. Cruise the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands and spot these playful mammals leaping and dancing over waves. Take the plunge and join them for an unforgettable encounter…

The Swim with the Dolphins Cruise is currently combined with our Inner Island Explorer Cruise.


  • Cruising picturesque islands while searching for dolphins with a lifetime viewing guarantee

  • Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit

  • A shower available onboard

  • A complimentary hot drink after your swim

  • Travel on our yellow and black catamaran purpose built for dolphin viewing and swimming with observation decks, side opening windows and safe access to the water for swimmers


Get the Swim with the Dolphins experience in the warmest waters in New Zealand. The clear warm waters of the Bay are the perfect spot for this marine wildlife adventure.

Cruise the islands and spot birds, seals and whales in this pristine national maritime park before you spot the dolphins and get up close for your swim.

Jump into the calm waters of the sheltered Bay and join these engaging creatures for a swim you will never forget.

Need to know:

  • Swim fee NZ$15 cash payable onboard after swim.
    Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimming is optional; swimmers must be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water.
    The decision to swim is at skipper's discretion.
  • 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)