1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Tauranga

From Tauranga: Half Day Swimming with Dolphins Tour

Product ID: 260987
Get up close to dolphins on this fantastic 6-hour sightseeing and snorkel trip from Tauranga. Enjoy a boat cruise to areas in the open sea where there are dolphins aplenty. Admire the colorful coral reefs, and enjoy swimming or snorkeling with dolphins.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


  • Swim with dolphins in the open sea
  • Discover the abundant marine life
  • Experience the beauty of the colourful underwater world
  • Pick up expert insight into marine life, dolphins, and the local area from your guide
Full description
Step aboard a purpose-built dolphin-viewing vessel and embark on a wild encounter with the ocean's most fascinating creatures. After meeting your crew at the dock, set off into the open water to several well-known dolphin spotting locations, all the while maintaining a respectful distance. With a crew filled with experience sea-farers and dolphins-watchers, trust that your experience will be thrilling, informative, and above all, humane to the dolphins. 

The sunshine capital of New Zealand, the "Bay of Plenty" is home to diverse and spectacular sea life from majestic dolphins and orca to the beautiful fur seals, penguins and marine birds. As you travel from spot to spot, keep your eyes peeled for the plethora of marine life that call the bay home. With your expert crew, you’ve got a great chance to to find a pod of dolphins with which you can swim—which is, without question, a magical experience.
  • Wetsuits
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snorkel guide
  • Tea, coffee, fruit, muffins
  • Boat cruise
  • Life vests
  • Shaded area on the boat
  • Free parking
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• Please remember to bring your swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well as your photo and video equipment.
• Please note that this tour is suitable for children, however they can not swim with the dolphins and must stay on the boat with a family member while the others swim. If the child is a good swimmer they can go snorkeling, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews
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staff were great Your experience is very dependent on the weather and if they can actually find enough dolphins they were not able to find enough when we were out but we got good pictures of the few we did see swimming around the boat

February 18, 2020

The staff were very helpful and accommodating. This was an experience that I will remember forever. Nature is so beautiful.

December 4, 2019

Es war insgesamt ein sehr schöner Ausflug. Man sollte vorher aber über seine eigene Seekrankheit im klaren sein. Zwei der anderen Tourteilnehmer lagen wirklich über die ganze Tour hinweg nur auf dem Boot herum, da ihnen so schlecht war.

March 8, 2020

Organized by

Dolphin Seafaris NZ Ltd

Product ID: 260987