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Many people visit the area with dolphins in mind. It's true, we get a lot of them!

As locals we still love to see them playing, feeding and living here in the Bay of Islands. When you encounter them, either from the boat or in the water you will leave entranced, enthralled and feeling privileged to have spent time with these large, gentle, intelligent creatures. There are a number of dolphin watching and swimming tours in the Bay of Islands. They are all different but the encounters are never less than special. And the cruise operators take extraordinary care to make sure that the dolphins are not harmed.

Carino Sailing And Dolphin Charters

Experience with us and help protect our wild dolphins! Surrounded by deep blue waters, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on...

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Explore Group Limited

Specialists in Hole in the Rock cruises, day trips to Cape Reinga and dolphin cruises in the Bay of Islands. Explore incredible places, take...

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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands

Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands offers the most extensive range of Bay of Islands cruises. See all the top Bay of Islands attractions, like the...

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On the Water

Cruise, sail, fish or paddle amongst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands.

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Under The Water

Explore the underwater world - diving on world class wrecks or snorkelling abundant reefs

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Scenic Flights

Explore the inlets, harbours and bays of the 144 islands while hearing our stories

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Explore the Bay of Islands and hear the stories with the help of experienced guides

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Culture and Heritage

Birthplace of a nation - the Bay of Islands is the ultimate place to begin your cultural and historical journey in NZ

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Food and Wine

Taste the Bay of Islands! Fresh seafood, combined with local produce wines.

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Cape Reinga

See oceans collide and discover the place where Maori spirits begin their final journey.

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