Orca Wild Adventures, Tauranga

#5 of 11 in Wildlife in Tauranga
If you have always wanted to swim with dolphins, Orca Wild Adventures offers the chance to spend time on and in the water with the magnificent sea creatures. Take a boat tour in the Bay of Plenty with experienced guides and a boat perfect for dolphin viewing, equipped with 360-degree viewing and swimbars. During the day, you will stop at a scenic island where the boat staff prepares a barbecue lunch with drinks. The tour provides wetsuits and snorkeling gear. If you do not spot any dolphins on your trip, the operator offers another free trip to try again. Plan to see Orca Wild Adventures and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tauranga tour itinerary builder app .
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  • First of all, let’s start with positives. Nice friendly crew, lots of dolphins and snorkeling with seals. ‘Swimming’ with the dolphins though... Once you get into the water you have to hold on to a ba...  more »
  • The initial positives of this trip are that the crew are great and being able to sight dolphins was incredible (the strong winds meant we could not actually swim with the dolphins). However, unfortuna...  more »
  • This was probably the best thing we did in New Zealand. The crew was phenomenal and the conditions were great. The dolphins were sighted pretty quickly and we were able to get in the water with them p...  more »
  • Lovely staff, knowledge about most aquatic animals were on top. Saw several big pods of Dolphins during our Cruise, got to glide in the water behind the boat cause no Dolphins wanted to stop and swim with us, manager to see some swimming around us then. Got to swim with fur seals though, epic! Book with em, really awesome people!
  • The best value for your money for dolphin encounters in Tauranga. Mark is a very responsible skipper, and although the island snorkel isn't what most people come for, it is easily my favourite part of the trip. The water is lovely and the sea life is abundant.
  • Great crew. The big problem for us was that we paid a lot of money and we didn't swim with the dolphins. We understand that this is because of weather conditions but they should have a percentage refunded because of that. It is not fair because you can do what they do for less money with other companies.
  • Amazing, truly an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!
  • We had a great day - the staff were happy, friendly and helpful. It was good value for money. They asked us to change booked day from Monday to Sunday (the day before) which was actually better for us anyway. Out from 8 til 4 and they went all over to find dolphins 🐬. We also saw a marlin and some got a brief glimpse of a hammerhead shark. Thanks.

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