Fullers Bay of Islands

Fullers Bay of Islands

Dolphin Adventures

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Antonia Ellenrieder

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, we swam with the dolphins.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kati Behrendt

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Full day trip but only saw dolphins for 10 minutes (over seven hours!). Rest of the trip was rather boring. Too expensive for what we did!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Luca Herzig

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Booked the 'Double Dip' combo. The bus driver was a very energetic man who made the trip even better by singing in maori language in the rainforest.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Anna-Lisa Funk

Ranking: 8/10

Nice half day trip with a stopover on a beautiful island.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jade Cownley

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very professional about welfare of dolphins, didn't get to swim with dolphins which was disappointing but still a great trip.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

It was very nice to cruise the Bay of Islands and it was the first time I saw dolphins. But I think it is pretty expensive and you are pretty far away from the dolphins and there are plenty of 'Holes in the Rock' in the South Island.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jonas Nielsen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic views, very scenic trip, found the dolphins, however there it was way too crowded for most to really see them.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lea Roser

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

They hold what they promise. Dolphins, Hole in the Rock, really cool staff members.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Julian Roots

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous trip on a beautiful day in the bay of Islands. Saw loads of Dolphins and had plenty of time in the water. Knowledgable and experienced crew who were also great fun (floppy and graham). Had excellent tour of the Bay which is a truly fabulous spot.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stephan Olivier

France

Ranking: 8/10

Fully guided tour with several different spots and things (dolphins, hike, cruise, island....).

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Stephan Olivier

France

Ranking: 8/10

Fully guided tour with several different spots and things (dolphins, hike, cruise, island....).

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Gerard van de Ven

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good explanation during the tour.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Adam Hassan

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We did not make it to the Arc due to bad weather which was very disappointing as that is one of the major attractions.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Trevor & Sheila Redman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous day, swimming with dolphins in the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Graham Platt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent day cruise and well worth the fee.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jack van den Nieuwendyk

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

It looks at the dolphins as circus animals. The way to the hole is only spectacular, hole is a hole, nothing more.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Fabienne Indergand

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Best paid activity on the North Island. It was worth the money, not too expensive.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sillmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We saw dolphins and the hole in the rock.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Nick Selzler

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Good value with the flexipass but $90 is a little bit expensive. That being said they do guarantee dolphin sightings.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Meagan Bradder

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Was fairly good and got to see some dolphins. Was quite expensive though. If you have a flexipass you can just use it and save a lot of money.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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S Tucker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

4 hour cruise and dolphine spotting - lovely boat. Seemed a bit rushed at times. Only fair value for money $90

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Noah Stegmann

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Usual experience, a trip with a boat.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Gillian Powell

England

Ranking: 8/10

Enjoyed the trip and had excellent dolphin viewings stopped on island and had great views from the top after a short walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Pieter

France

Ranking: 3/10

Dolphin watching too short compared to total excursion time. Expensive for watching per minute.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Expensive, a lot of people on one boat.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jorgen vahl Rasmussen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A little bit blowing. Saw a lot of dolphins but was not allowed to swim with them (jellyfish). Good service, good day.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Christy

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Dolphin cruise including hole in the rock. We saw a lot of dolphins - that was great!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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AlanN316

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Swimming with Dolphins not possible as they had young with them, but good views of dolphins.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2008

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elisabethk

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly guided tour, many informations, but in English that we couldn't understand all of them! We felt very sure on the boat, the informed way about Dolphin security and swimming have been very good.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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KonterR

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Trip on open sea not necessary (dolphin watching in bay okay)

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Lars

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Was nice, we saw a lot of dolphins.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Nick

England

Ranking: 9/10

It was very good.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Otto

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

To less information. No swimming with the dolphins.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Ella

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

No swimming with dolphins. To less information.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Ed

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

To less information, no swimming with dolphins.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Joosten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice boat trip for 6 hours. We saw the hole in the rock & some dolphins. Drinks are expensive so bring your own.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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IM

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

No information during the trip.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Jows

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

You see dolphins, you see the hole in rock & the Bay of Islands are incredibly beautiful especially with the stop on one of these Islands. The captain was friendly & spoke very slow and clear so everybody could understand him!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Rick Rissewijck

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Only afterwards we found out the success rate of the swimming is only 34%, much lower then other options in Tauranga or Picton. Big commercial boot, set purely on watching, which is difficult with so many people on board.
If you consider it anyway, go for the creamtrip option. That gives you 2 hours more on the water and a visit to the Hole in the Rock for only 10 dollar more.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Rona

Israel

Ranking: 4/10

Too commercial, too expensive.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Thamar

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Swimming with the Dolphins. I think that Fullers knows that the dolphins have babies at this time of year - but they take you out anyway and then say that we cant swim because of baby dolphins.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Jordi

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Educational and fun for the customer. However, how it is for the welfare of marine life can be debated.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Gayle

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly crew an took a reasonable amount of hours off our flexipass as payment.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Clare

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The boat was nice but just a little crowded. The captain kept us entertained - just a shame we didn't see any dolphins!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Stephen

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Saw no dolphins, but had a good time.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Amanda

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We weren't able to swim because there were baby dolphins in the water! Billy was a really nice guide. We really like the boat also as it was made specifically for the dolphin tour.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Stuart Weavers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good value for money and friendly staff - only downside was the weather.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Denise Nick

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Not enough snorkelling gear for everybody at the same time, and distributed late (time lost).

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Liz

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Super - got dolphins.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007