Swim with the Dolphins

Swim with the Dolphins

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91 Rankers Reviews

80 Face-to-Face

17 Marine Animals

16 Dolphin Watching

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Cruise amongst the 144 islands where Dolphin watching is guaranteed.

Swim with the dolphins in their world which is a once in a life time opportunity. Join us on our purpose built catamaran & our guides who are some of the most experienced in NZ will educate & ensure you get the most from your adventure.

Trips include a lifetime dolphin viewing guarantee, departing twice daily from Paihia and Russell.


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North IslandNorthlandPaihia


  • Marine Animals
  • Dolphin Watching


Showing 8 reviews of 81.

Nadja Guiliani's avatar

Nadja Guiliani


Ranking: 4/10

On our half day trip, we got to see both dolphins and one whale. We did not get to swim with them though. Average tour, nothing special and too expensive.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ben Blackwell


Ranking: 8/10

Well organised tour with knowledgeable staff, respected the dolphins and laws. Included a great lunch. A bit expensive but good value when compared to others. Needed a bit more time at the island stop.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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mathieu boustie


Ranking: 5/10

We saw many orcas during this trip.
We went to a second bay where one dolphin was there and wasn't afraid of people.
20 people at a time in the water to be with this dolphin. It wasn't what I expected.
The crew refused to give us neoprene swimsuits even though water was fresh (less than 20C) for us. We live in Thailand.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Mattias's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Good sights and seeing dolphins was amazing. A bit too impersonal I think but a nice way to see the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Susser's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Dolphin watching (Russell), service orientated, reliable. Provide good equipment.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Arnaud Memay


Ranking: 7/10

Little bit expensive but it was so nice to see dolphins in the Bay of Islands. Amazing islands as well.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Fabian and Teresa


Ranking: 10/10

Nothing can top the experience of dolphins swimming directly beneath you and then jumping behind your boat as you leave.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Faassen's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Great day with a great company and friendly staff. A little bit pushy buying the photos they take during the cruise. Besides that a recommendable tour!

Reviewed over 9 years ago