Water activity

From Tauranga: Half Day Swimming with Dolphins Tour

3.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Dolphin Seafaris NZ Ltd
Water activity

From Tauranga: Half Day Swimming with Dolphins Tour

Activity provider: Dolphin Seafaris NZ Ltd
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From US$ 93.05 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • If you don't see a dolphin during your visit, you'll be given a voucher to come again in order to see them
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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Det var trevligt och fick se många fina delfiner. Duktiga o trevlig personal. Men trodde väl mer på att vi skulle få simma med delfinerna. Känns lite missvisande då det står att det är halvdagstur med simning med delfiner. Tycker inte att det stämmer då man får hänga bak på en båt o hålla i sig o titta ner i vattnet om man ser några delfiner.

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March 24, 2023


March 19, 2023

Simply an amazing experience. The crew were fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend this to anyone.

February 23, 2023

Product ID: 260987