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Carino Sailing & Dolphins

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| Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 6194028040
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One of our best days in New Zealand

Lovely, friendly staff. Saw lots of dolphins. BBQ sausages were very nice. The bay we stopped in... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Alison M
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Baby Dolphin

Great day with Vanessa on the Casino. Saw dolphins early into trip, then saw another large pod... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
bigted64
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Come sailing on Carino NZ. Help to hoist sails or sit back and relax. We are the only yacht licensed to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay. Included is an island stopover for Snorkeling tours, Island walks, beach games and BBQ lunch. Depart Paihia 9.30Am-3.45Pm daily.
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| Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Lovely, friendly staff. Saw lots of dolphins. BBQ sausages were very nice. The bay we stopped in was beautiful and we had a lovely swim and snorkel. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Great day with Vanessa on the Casino. Saw dolphins early into trip, then saw another large pod after lunch. We where very lucky as there was a 1 week old calf with this pod. Shame we could swim with but with the baby it's not...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the Carino boat and were lucky enough to see orcas. The crew were very knowledgeable and also were fun, and enabled us to see some very beautiful parts of the Bay of Islands, eat great food and see wildlife...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Myself and my family booked this trip in the hope of seeing the Bay of Islands and the local wildlife - we were not disappointed. The ship itself was clean and had lots of different sitting places that were both comfortable and gave good views...More

Thank Niamh D
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

There are many boat tours operated out of Paihia, however the tour operated by Carino is one of very few that (legally) gets you up close with the dolphins. The Carino team are professionals and are clearly involved with monitoring the local dolphin colonies and...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this trip after lots of research and were most certainly not disappointed! We were early to board and had the chance to see other boats being stuffed with people. Our boat had only 20 people on board and the three amazing staff members....More

Thank spercy
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day trip with the delightful crew. Thankfully not too many people on board so space to chill and chat. We saw lots of wild dolphins which was fantastic. One point to make - if your vegetarian remember to let them know...More

Thank Diane1752250
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This was an excellent day out and good value for money. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the trip delivered exactly what it said. We were fortunate to get a good sighting of the dolphins.

Thank Catherine E
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The staff on board the Carino boat were so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and caring – it was this that really made the day (though seeing dolphins was pretty amazing too)! The boat itself was also really comfortable; much better than being on a larger one. Would...More

Thank Georgie E
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

It was cloudy with rain forecast on the day of our trip. We were not sure whether the boat would sail that day, but when we phoned to confirm that morning we were told it was. Having had three previous activities cancelled in ten days...More

Thank Lostefarian
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AlanandGill
21 March 2018|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have seats on the 23rd Mar 18. please call to book 09 4028040 cheers
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Celina Rea W
12 November 2016|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Hi This tour is not unsuitable for under 4 yrs children.
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sarahcamiller87
22 September 2015|
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Response from CarinoNZ | Property representative |
Dear Sarah Thank you for your inquiry. The cost for the day sailing is $119.00 per adult and $74.00 per child. Total cost is $386.00. It is an extra $6.00 pp if you wish to have the BBQ lunch. I hope this helps Regards... More
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