Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands
For 1 person
$120 each
1 Adult
$120 each

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  • Four hour cruise to experience dolphins in their own world
  • All snorkelling gear provided
  • An absolute bucket list item!

Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals up close in their natural environment. You may even get the chance to swim with the dolphins in the warmest waters in New Zealand.

What's Included?

  • Four hour cruise
  • Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit
  • Safety briefing
  • Cruise commentary from the skipper
  • Shower available onboard
  • Expert crew

Board your boat from Paihia or Russell wharf where your crew will give you a friendly welcome. After departing Russell, the crew will give you a full safety briefing, instructions for swimmers and an overview of what you can expect from the trip.

Once the skipper finds a pod of dolphins, the experienced crew need to make sure conditions for swimming are just right, as laid down by the Department of Conservation regulations. All equipment including fins, snorkel and wetsuit are provided.

Once you have the ok from the skipper, join the dolphins in the water for a true bucket list experience.

Bonus: Island stopover at Otehei Bay if time and conditions allow.

Session Length

  • This is a seasonal experience, available from 1 December - 30 April only
  • Departs Paihia daily at 8am and 12.30pm
  • Departs Russell daily at 8.10am and 12.40pm


This is a seasonal experience, available from 1 December to 30 April only.


  • Adults: 16 years +
  • Children: 5-15 years
  • Swimmers must be 8 years old and over and confident in the open water
  • Department of Conservation regulations and sea conditions will determine whether a swim is possible


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

There is a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 54 people on this experience.

Dress Code

Please ensure you bring swimming gear and a towel.

This experience takes place in the Bay of Islands, departing Paihia or Russell.