Dolphin Discovery

Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals in their natural environment. You may even have an opportunity to swim* with the dolphins in some of the warmest waters in New Zealand.


  • Scenic picturesque views of the islands while searching for dolphins.
  • Lifetime Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee.
  • Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit provided.
  • After swimming, showers are available on board.
  • Full commentary from our knowledgeable local skippers.
  • Comfortable travel on our black and yellow power cat, purpose built for dolphin viewing with observation decks and large side opening windows.
  • Safe access to and from the water for all swimmers.
  • If time permits, you will also visit majestic Otehei Bay and perhaps extend your island time and return on one of our many later ferries - at no extra cost!

*Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimming is optional however you need to be 8 years and over and a confident swimmer in the open water.

Remember your swimming gear and towel.

Need to know:

  • 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.
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation.
  • Bring your togs, towel and camera.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat are a must in summer months
  • Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency
  • A portion of your fare contributes to marine mammal research and conservation

We operate a wide range of vessels in our fleet across New Zealand...

Where to find us

Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Bay of Islands

0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)