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Tour Type Rate Details No of People Total Cost
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(4-14 yrs)
Day Sailing & Dolphin Adventure 6 Hour Tour $140
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Tour Description
Experience with us and help protect our wild dolphins!

Come sailing with us and discover the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of the beautiful bay of islands.

Surrounded by deep blue water, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on Carino NZ our 50ft catamaran is the best way to experience the stunning bay of islands. Help to set sails or sit back and relax as the sails catch the breeze.

Watch wild dolphins in their ocean habitat. We are only yacht licensed view wild dolphins in the Bay of islands. We can watch and appreciate the magic of wild dolphins.

Interaction with the dolphins is at the dolphins’ invitation. All interactions are governed by the Department of Conservations Rules and Regs. Skippers and crew are trained in recognising signs of avoidance or non-interest by dolphins.

Every ticket directly contributes to marine mammal research and conservation – Protect the future.

While we are sailing, watch for our local little blue penguins, the world’s smallest penguin, our crazy diving gannets, pied cormorants, shearwaters, stormy petrels and other ocean birds.

Help us gather information about seabird populations. The bay of Islands is a regionally-significant area for seabirds. Help us understand these seabirds, while learning more about them yourself. Citizen science seabird monitoring.

An island stop is included, where you get to explore a historic scenic island with nature walks and snorkel the beach.
A Kiwi style bbq lunch is optional, Drinks not included, we do have a cash bar available.

Additional Information
Credit card details are required to secure the booking. Payment is on the boat on the day of sailing

Payment Policy
1. Credit card details are required to secure the booking. Payment is on the boat on the day of sailing

2. All bookings need to reconfirm by phone the day before departure.

3. Carino Sailing and Dolphin Adventures reserves the right to alter prices, cancel any departures and vary itineraries in the interest of passenger safety and comfort. All departures are subject to demand, sea and weather conditions. To the extent permitted by law, all our liability for damages to your tour, disruptions to travel plans or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to rights or remedies you have under the Consumers Guarantees Act 1993.

4. There is no guarantee of dolphins. Carino operates with a Department of Conservation permit however for the protection of Dolphins and other marine mammals, interaction with them is governed by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
• Swimming and snorkeling can be a strenuous physical activity which may increase health and safety risk for persons suffering from medical conditions – stress from sudden exposure to cold water, panic or strenuous activity can aggravate some medical conditions, and certain medical condition such as heart disease may result in cardiac arrest and death. Please advise us and the crew of any medical conditions and to have any medication with you on the tour.

6. Children’s fare 4-14yrs old,

7. Not included BBQ lunch and Drinks

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received by us 24hrs before day of departure, for 100% refund. Passenger who have not cancelled before this are considered “no shows” and your credit card will be charged, no refunds are available

Child Policy
Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times

Please follow the instructions of the crew at all times. Parents/caregivers please ensure that your children do the same

Directions to Tour
Paihia Wharf, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200
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Please note we do not pick up in Russell If you are staying in Russell You will need make your own way to Paihia wharf the 8.30am passenger ferry to Paihia from Russell Wharf

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