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Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters

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Address: 96 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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+64 7-308 2001
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Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters is based in Whakatane, New Zealand....

Diveworks Dolphin and Seal Encounters is based in Whakatane, New Zealand. Swimming with dolphins and friendly seals is one of the most enjoyable nature experiences available in the region. Many travellers have called us "there best New Zealand experience" We operate a fast stable boat with a maximum group size of 15. Crews are qualified swimmers to to assist you and ensure your safety and enjoyment.

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Fantastic boat trip

We enjoyed a brilliant half day trip and were rewarded with swimming with dolphins and seals. It was a great experience to get so close to them and is a trip we shall always... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Rick S
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We enjoyed a brilliant half day trip and were rewarded with swimming with dolphins and seals. It was a great experience to get so close to them and is a trip we shall always remember.

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France
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Where do I start. I think it started when I phoned the office and spoke to a the Lovely Lady Steph from memory...We really wanted to see the Dolphins although she couldn't promise it she delivered it! A dream come true for our family. Seeing them was the highlight to the start of our 2017! She said 99% of the... More 

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1 Thank flowerpower909
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We paid $700 for our family to go out on a seal and dolphin encounter tour. It was a significant part of our entertainment budget for our trip to NZ. There had been a lot of wind lately so were told to call a couple hours before the start of the tour to ensure it was going to go ahead.... More 

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3 Thank tam872
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We did a half day fishing with Diveworks, having done the seal encounter and Whale Island nature walk a couple of years ago. It was absolutely superb. Relative novices but Phil, the skipper, talked us through everything. We caught a good few fish and took a very fair share home with us. Can't recommend highly enough. We will be back... More 

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1 Thank Skwonsee
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I can absolutely appreciate this tour. It is just such an awesome experience! The best thing I did so far in my life! I will never forget the feeling when you are touching a seal or when a dolphin is swimming under you. Such a great experience! We were even longer out on the sea than the tour was written... More 

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1 Thank Laura H
Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

We are a family group with four adults and two children (2&4yrs). We had such a fantastic time, thanks so much. Swimming with the friendly seals was just great and amazingly both of our children were able to get in the water and swim with them too! That just blew me away and really made my day as I thought... More 

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3 Thank pommiesal
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

What an amazing day we had! Phil, Steph and Ari Were fantastic to deal with. Right from the start of the morning getting kitted out in our wetsuits and fins, through to when we disembarked the boat at the end of the trip they were nothing but friendly and professional. The boat was well set up and comfortable to ride... More 

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4 Thank Cairnsfam
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is the best activity we've done in NZ. Worth the money. Swimming with seals is awesome. But the dolphins is something else. After some searching we found a big pod. Watching them from the boat is beautiful. But hanging on to a roap while being towed through 100m deep ocean is even better. Amazing animals.

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2 Thank Lidie86
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

I had a fantastic experience with this company. Swimming with seals and dolphins is wonderful, awesome. But what sets this company apart is the ultra-friendly and helpful staff and clear devotion to protecting and preserving the marine environment. Great people, great tour, well worth the cost.

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1 Thank Jill G
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2015

This is a chance in a life time to swim with dolphins and seals. The staff are friendly and helpful and most obliging. The skipper was very knowledgeable. This was a very emotional encounter and one I hope to repeat one day. Thanks guys ;)

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