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…
Cash after splash, no swim = no swim fee.
Cruise the Bay, travel through the stunning scenery of the Bay while searching for dolphins.
Lifetime viewing guarantee, if we do not see dolphins you will receive a non-transferable voucher to come again for free.
Equipment provided, including mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit you just need to bring your swim suit and a towel.
Hot shower and hot drink included, warm up with a hot shower and complimentary hot drink after your swim.
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
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
Where to find us
Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Bay of Islands
0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)
- From $89
- From $45#
- Trip Duration
- 4 hours
Departs Paihia 8.00am and 12.30pm
Pick-up from Russell 10 minutes later.
- The Swim with Dolphins Cruise is Combined with the Discover the Bay Cruise.
CASH AFTER SPLASH! The additional $15 swim price is paid onboard only after your swim. Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations and sea conditions will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimming is optional. #Swimmers need to be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water. The decision to swim is at the skipper's discretion. (Please see our terms & conditions regarding minimum age, medical conditions and swimming).Book Here
0800 365 744
(New Zealand calls only).
'ORCA WHALES!!! Most amazing trip of my life. Saw dolphins, little blue penguins a baby hammerhead shark and 4 Orca Whales! There were 3 adults and 1 baby. Experience of a lifetime.' Livi H, Trip Advisor, January 2014
(Please see our terms & conditions regarding minimum age, medical conditions and swimming).
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