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Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty with a Full-Day Tour

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US$ 94.10
2 adults
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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This high-value tour offers visitors to the Bay of Plenty a memorable experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to swim in proximity to wild dolphins that inhabit these waters. The crew ensures your safety while viewing the marine mammals. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and time for a guided snorkel in this stunning bay.
  • Bay of Plenty dolphin-watching tour
  • Wetsuit and snorkel gear are provided
  • Relax with guides providing a BBQ lunch
  • Observe wild dolphins in their natural habitat
Important Information
  • Viewing and swimming with dolphins
  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • Wetsuits and snorkel gear
  • Professional guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, other then specified
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Please wear comfortable casual clothes. It is recommended to wear a swimsuit under your clothes. It is recommended to bring a warm jacket. No high heeled shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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arlene_108 wrote a review Mar 2020
Quezon City52 contributions35 helpful votes
We got canceled the first time because the water was too rough and opted to rebook the following week rather than refund and we are so glad we did.... It was very exciting seeing dolphins in the wild swimming alongside the boat. We had lunch near an island where you can do some
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Lardenoye wrote a review Feb 2020
The Netherlands8 contributions2 helpful votes
great trip! been on several boattrips this vacation but this one was the best. smal boat, not to many persons on the boat so be could spend a lot of time with the dolfins. we were very lucky to see hundreds of them. crew was very nice, easy going, totally recomment tbis trip,
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A.S. wrote a review Mar 2019
Matamata, New Zealand33 contributions3 helpful votes
Had the best day ever swimming with dolphins and seals! Great guides, great weather, happy dolphins and curious seals. We were very lucky, even though the weather was rather cold and it was raining throughout the day. The lunch we got was more than enough, I didn't even touch
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Date of experience: March 2019
BenjMorris wrote a review Feb 2019
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family loved this Tour! The crews passion for there work, humor and enthusiasm made the day. On top of seeing 3 pods of dolphins, we snorkeled in a bay before a great sausage sizzle lunch! Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2019
Clubbix wrote a review Feb 2019
12 contributions9 helpful votes
Magical day! We went out on Feb 19th. Professional,friendly and caring crew. Boat is great with amazing views all around. You feel so close to the water, a real experience. We saw two pods of dolphins, a large one with 100+ dolphins with babies, and a second pod with who we were
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Date of experience: February 2019
About the operator

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By: Orca Wild Adventures
Lea A
Fabulous day out!
These guys go above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable day out on the water. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks
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Chris G
Great views of dolphins
This was a great trip that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Professionally run with a friendly crew the views that we had
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Overpriced for a very average day
The initial positives of this trip are that the crew are great and being able to sight dolphins was incredible (the
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Knowledgeable crew
I was amazed at how much knowledge the crew had, unfortunately we have hit the storm. But will be back again
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Jo V
Highly recommended!!!
The trip was the highlight of my month! The crew was very knowledgeable of the aquatic animals and of the surroundi
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Yu S
Unique and awesome experience
Fantastic trip with a wonderful and professional crew! We got to see and swim with hundreds of common dolphins, and
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Tim-Jackie H
Best Tauranga Sea Adventure
An awesome adventure. Beautiful dolphins and other sea creatures. The crew were so friendly passionate about the s
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Amanda S
Excellent day out
Went to orca wild adventures today, it was absolutely amazing I have never experienced anything like this before, w
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Swim with dolphins
It was exciting and thrilling trip. It's a must do if u like water activities. We left at 7:30 am and back by 6 pm.
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Shaarai H
Amazing experince
Loved our time on the water. Snorkelling and swimming with the dolphins will be an experience I will soon not forge
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Amazing day!
Fantastic day of snorkelling and getting into the water with beautiful dolphins swimming all around was like a drea
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Paul B
Great Fun
OWA offered a great experience seeing dolphins with the potential to swim with them (sadly the conditions weren't q
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Just amazing!
We had to be at the boat at 7.30am and left at 8am. Then we saw the first dolphin pod at 10am, they were really clo
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Annette W
Cold but amazing
While the weather played against us as it was freezing the crew and Mark still made this an adventure and we got to
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CANNOT FAULT! Staff were very friendly, saw fantastic wildlife, a great experience all round! Would 100% do again,
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Key Details
  • Orca Wild Adventures
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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