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Dolphins are one of earth's most fascinating creatures and few other areas are blessed with their presence all year round, as is the Bay of Islands. On this the ultimate marine adventure you'll get right up close to the dolphins. Watch their antics and get fantastic photos. Conditions permitting go swimming with them. The Bay has the warmest waters in New Zealand for swimming with dolphins.

Our staff have years of experience in the Bay and an intimate knowledge of marine mammal behaviour. They not only know where to find them, they're able to tell you all about them.

We get you to the dolphins fast in our water-jet powered catamaran. It's the best vessel in the Bay for dolphin viewing with large deck areas and plenty of room to move around. It's not just dolphins we'll show you - at times you'll see orcas, whales, seals, penguins and other wildlife.

After your Dolphin Encounter you'll have the added bonus of stopping off on beautiful Urupukapuka Island. If you wish, stay for the day at no extra cost. Enjoy the coastal walks and magnificent beaches. Browse through the Maori Arts and Crafts centre or relax in the cafe.

Our Guarantee
If you do not see either dolphins or whales we'll give you a free ticket to go again or a $20 refund ($10 child) if you are unable to do so. 

All Year Round
  Depart: Return:
Paihia 8.00am, 12.30pm 12.00pm, 4.30pm
Dolphin Adventure and Island Extension
  Depart: Return:
Paihia 8:00am 5:30pm
(Russell departs 10 minutes later.)

  • 90% plus success rate seeing dolphins.
  • Stable, fast, 13 metre catamaran with excellent viewing.
  • Safest vessel operating with jet units not propellers.
  • Toilet on board.
  • Underwater microphone to listen to the dolphins.
  • Department of Conservation approved - a percentage of each fare goes towards dolphin research.
  • Complimentary hot drink and hot freshwater showers at Otehei Bay.
  • Includes use of snorkels, goggles, fins and wetsuit when required.
  • Urupukapuka Island visit.
Adult: $105
Child (including infants): $53
Prices valid from 01 October 2005 until 30 September 2006

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