Discover the Bay Tour with Dolphins

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What To Expect

Explore the beautiful Bay of Islands on a scenic cruise and swim with dolphins on this full day sightseeing tour.


Tours around Bay of Islands
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Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or Sky City Coach Terminal
12 hours
daily at 7:30 AM
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Some say swimming with dolphins is a life-changing experience. This return tour from Auckland gives you the chance to get into the water with these amazing creatures and swim alongside as they play in their natural environment (conditions permitting). You'll also cruise the many secluded islands of the Bay and gain an insight into this historically significant region.

Leaving Auckland, travel north on a luxury coach, passing through lush green farmland and native bush as your driver guide points out scenic highlights and shares stories about local history. Arrive in the seaside town of Paihia for your dolphin eco cruise and your chance to swim with wild dolphins.

This half-day cruise seeks out the many playful common and bottlenose dolphins within the sheltered waters of the Bay. Keep an eye out for other marine life as well, including whales, penguins and seals as you cruise. Our experienced crew have an intimate knowledge of dolphin behavior - join them in searching for those tell-tale splashes from our purpose-built dolphin watching boat Tutunui.

If conditions permit, jump into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel with these graceful and inquisitive creatures - it'll be an experience you will never forget!

At the conclusion of your dolphin cruise you will re-board your coach for the return journey to Auckland.



  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

  • All tours include a comprehensive English commentary by the driver guide while headsets are provided in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.


The following menu options are available on this tour:


  • Moroccan lamb salad with roast vegetables, garden herbs and pomegranate molasses dressing

  • Freshly baked roll

  • Lemon yoghurt semolina cake

  • Bag of mixed nuts and fruit


  • Smoked mushroom, roast pumpkin and feta salad with mesculin and balsamic dressing

  • Freshly baked roll

  • Lemon yoghurt semolina cake

  • Bag of mixed nuts and fruit

Please Note

  • Menu is subject to change.

  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge when not occupying a seat.

  • Snorkels, masks, fins and wetsuits are provided.

  • If conditions do not permit you to swim with the dolphins, full retail paying customers will

receive a refund.

  • During the summer months, guests will board the Tutunui boat for their swim with the dolphins. However, due to the seasonal nature of tourism at the Bay, during winter months, guests will board the Hole in the Rock cruise boat for that part of the tour.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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