Less than a 4 hours’ drive from the motel, you’ll want to get an early start to accompany a crew of expert marine biologists and dive masters as they get you closer to the under-sea life than you ever expected! Rated a 4 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, Dolphin Seafaris takes you out on a 50-foot luxury power catamaran ‘GUARDIAN’ to bring you closer to seals, dolphins, orcas, whales, and other various marine life found in the Bay of Plenty. These summer months are the BEST time to enjoy a ‘SEAfari’.
Once on board, sip on unlimited complimentary drinks and enjoy a continental breakfast and snacks. All equipment is provided for this exhilarating aquatic excursion along with a safety briefing before diving in. After donning your Dolphin Seafaris wetsuits, snorkels, masks and fins, be prepared to jump ship into the water to interact with a pod of dolphins in their silly show-off performances as they chatter and dance along the waves. For those less inclined to dive in, get your feet wet at the front of the ship as dolphins lead the way!
Knowledgeable friendly crew members add to the experience by pointing out interesting landmarks or facts along the way, and answering any questions you may have. Flat screen TV monitors display live footage captured by their color HD underwater cameras. Eavesdrop in on the conversation of whales and dolphins through the ship’s hydrophones, which is broadcast over the PA system for the enjoyment of the entire ship.