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Swim with the Dolphins Cruise

Highlights / General details Take this unique opportunity to Swim with the Dolphins in their world. Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals. Capture this extraordinary experience by swimming alongside dolphins in the warmest waters in NZ. Remember it forever! Our biofuel-powered yellow and black Dolphin Discovery III catamaran is purpose built for dolphin viewing and swimming. It has outdoor observation decks to get you up close and personal with the local mammals. Inclusion Cruising picturesque islands while searching for dolphins; Mask, snorkel, fins and a wetsuit for those that choose to swim; Swimming with dolphins in their natural world; Swim Fee; A complimentary hot drink after your swim. Exclusion Transportation to and from the departure location. Hours of operation Available: Daily. Departs: Paihia Wharf B - 8:00am & 12:30pm; Russell Wharf - 8:10am & 12:40pm. Duration Approximately 4 hours. Hours of operation Available: Daily. Departs: Paihia Wharf B - 8:00am & 12:30pm; Russell Wharf - 8:10am & 12:40pm. Duration Approximately 4 hours. Location The Bay of Islands is a 3 hour drive from Auckland. Take the Northern Motorway towards Orewa. Follow State Highway 1 North to Whangarei. Use the bypass and continue north on SH 1 to Kawakawa, then straight onto State Highway 11 to Opua/Paihia. Policies *Once we find a pod of dolphins, Department of Conservation regulations will determine whether a swim is possible. Swimming is optional; you need to be a confident swimmer. Dolphin Discoveries operates with a Department of Conservation permit. However for the protection of Dolphins and other marine mammals, interaction with them is governed by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. If the conditions of the Act are not met or the sea conditions are not safe then trips will be viewing only. Minimum of 8 passengers required per trip. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**