Swim with dolphins in the warmest waters of New Zealand on this Bay of Islands day tour. Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands on an eco cruise and take the opportunity to swim with dolphins on this full day sightseeing tour.
Many agree that swimming with dolphins can really change your life and this return tour from Auckland makes it possible for you to do just that. Share the water with these wonderfully playful and sociable creatures as you observe and interact with them in their natural environment (conditions permitting). You will also make your way to many of the Bay's secluded islands and learn all about the historical significance of this region.
Departing from Auckland, you will travel north on a GreatSights luxury coach. On the way, you will pass through scenic green farmland and native bush as your driver points out all the best highlights and entertains you with stories about the local history. Your driver will take you all the way to the seaside town of Paihia where, conditions permitting, you could be in for an unforgettable dolphin experience
Swim with Dolphins Cruise
This half-day cruise specifically focusses on seeking out playful common and bottlenose dolphins found in the calm waters of the Bay. Look out for other marine life like whales, penguins and seals. Our skilled crew have extensive knowledge on dolphin behaviour and they will keep you informed and entertained as you seek out some playful swimmers from our purpose built dolphin watching boat, the Tutunui.
Tutunui has a specially designed low viewing deck, water jet engines and an underwater microphone. At maximum capacity it can carry up to 35 passengers so you are guaranteed a personal and up close experience. Enjoy hopping into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel along with these graceful, gentle and curious creatures. It is sure to be an experience you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Once your Dolphin Eco Experience comes to an end, you will re-board your coach and be taken back to Auckland.
In the unlikely event that we are not successful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip, we will be more than happy to offer you a “go again for free” voucher for another Dolphin Eco Experience (subject to availability). Swimming with wild dolphins is also subject to the rules and regulations set by the Department of Conservation and the skipper's discretion. Snorkels, masks, fins and wetsuits are all provided. All passengers who would like to swim with dolphins must be able and comfortable swimming in open water. Should you be in any way unsure, please consult with our team when booking.
Start: Sky City Bus Terminal, Auckland
Finish: Sky City Bus Terminal, Auckland
- Full day tour
- Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
- Return coach travel from Auckland
- Bay of Islands cruise
- Dolphin and whale watching
- Swim with dolphins (conditions permitting)
- Free WiFi is available on board coaches on this tour
Cost per person
October 2018 - September 2019
- Adult: NZ$279
- Child: NZ$139
- Children 3 - 12 years inclusive
- Infants travel free (no seat)Currency Converter
This tour is no longer active.