Bay of Islands Swim with the Dolphin Cruise

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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…

Our guide to Bay of Islands Swim with the Dolphin Cruise

The beautiful Bay of Islands has some of the warmest waters in New Zealand and is thus home to dolphins year round. Your catamaran will take you racing through the Bay of Islands from Paihia or Russell in search of the pods of friendly Bottlenose dolphins which live in the area. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Common and Dusky dolphins.

Once your expert local crew have located the playful dolphins you will get a chance to get up close to these acrobatic creatures as they play around the boat, as eager to learn about you, as you are to learn about them. If conditions are favourable you will get the opportunity to swim with the dolphins who are never too shy to get up close and investigate newcomers.

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.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Bay of Islands Swim with the Dolphin Cruise

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Swimming is optional; swimmers must be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water.
  • Swimming with dolphins can only happen in the correct conditions. Your captain will make this decision and there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to get into the water.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Sailing times are subject to change due to tides.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.

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