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Swim with Dolphins, Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands, New ZealandSome say swimming with dolphins is a life changing experience.

This half day cruise seeks out the many playful dolphins within the sheltered waters of the Bay. An incredible opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Jump into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel with these majestic and inquisitive creatures - an experience you will never forget!

Our purpose built dolphin vessel gets you closer - with a low viewing deck, water jet engines, underwater microphone and experienced crew with an intimate knowledge of dolphin behavior. With a maximum number of 35 passengers onboard it means that this is a very upclose and personal experience.

Snorkels, masks, fins and wetsuits provided.

Lifetime Dolphin Viewing Guarantee / Swim Free - In the unlikely event we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your trip, we will offer you a ‘go again for free’ voucher for another Dolphin Eco Experience (subject to availability). Swimming with Dolphins in the wild is subject to the Department of Conservations’ rules and regulations and the skipper’s discretion.

*Swimming with dolphins is subject to Department of Conservation regulations and weather/sea conditions (Skipper's discretion).

Highlights Include:

  • Swimming with dolphins in their natural environment (conditions permitting)
  • Department of Conservation dolphin & whale viewing and dolphin swim licence
  • Informative and educational commentary
  • Dolphin swimming and viewing guarantee
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Prices: Adult NZ $115.00 Child & Infant NZ $57.50
To swim with Dolphins pay an additional $30 per person
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Departures: twice daily summer only available from 22nd October 2016
8:00 am & 12:30 pm, Russell 8:10 am & 12:40 pm

Departure Points: Paihia - the wharf next to the Maritime Building waterfront
Russell - the wharf waterfront

Durations: Half day (aprox. 4 hour) cruise

Commentary: A full English commentary is provided by the skipper. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin.

What to bring: Towel, swimming gear, sunhat, sunblock and warm clothes. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes for convenient changing.

Equipment: Wetsuits and snorkelling gear are supplied onboard.


  • Prices stated above are in NZ dollars
  • Departures and itineraries are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Children’s fares - 14 years and under
    Infants - 5 years and under. No charge applies when not occupying a seat
    (this excludes Dolphin Eco Experience where a child fare applies)
  • Entry fees and meals are not included except where stated
  • Non-smoking on board Fullers vessels or coaches