- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration4 hrs
- Opening seasons:
Meet the ocean’s friendliest creatures on this marine mammal discovery cruise + snorkelling adventure in the Bay of Islands!
Dive in on a marine mammal wildlife cruise and experience the Bay of Islands. Home to marine life big and small, snorkel with wildlife and watch whales breach on the horizon – sailing around the islands on a specialised power catamaran.
This activity is run & operated from two locations along the Bay of Islands. Guests can choose to join their cruise in Paihia or Russell (on request) for a trip along the island chain Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Extend your time on the island and return on one of the later ferries – at no extra cost.
Meet your team at the activity base in Paihia for this dolphin nature cruise in the Bay of Islands. An opportunity to discover dolphins in their wild and natural environment, explore the warm, lagoon-like waters of the winterless north on this half-day cruise. Organised by a team of experienced naturalists and local skippers, the team will travel to parts of the archipelago renowned for the diversity and abundance of wildlife. Witness whales, orca, seals and birdlife as you sail through the Bay of Islands on a high-speed catamaran, purpose-built for dolphin and whale watching. Your power catamaran is packed with snorkel equipment and a handy viewing platform to allow you easy, unobstructed access to the water. The snorkel spot will be selected by the Skipper on the day. If time permits, you will also visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island afterwards and if you wish you can extend your time on the island and return on one of the later ferries – at no extra cost.
A dolphin nature cruise in the Bay of Islands, itineraries are organised according to ocean conditions on the day. Sightings of marine mammals occur on 90% of trips but cannot be guaranteed.
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Bay of Islands Cruise
- Snorkel Rental
- Closed Toe Shoes
- Wind/Water Resistant Jacket