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Carino Sailing & Dolphins

#8 of 33 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Paihia Features Animals
| Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 6194028040
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Great tour!

Me and my husband loved this tour; we spent a relaxing and beautiful day, watching dolphins and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Semiprivate P
via mobile
Great crew, great day!

We chose this company over the others because of the much smaller groups that go out and weren't... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Kirsty Y
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband loved this tour; we spent a relaxing and beautiful day, watching dolphins and swimming, enjoying the beautiful colour of the water. The crew was just amazing, is a family business, nice, professional and friendly...we felt at home! Thank you! See you...More

Thank Semiprivate P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We chose this company over the others because of the much smaller groups that go out and weren't disappointed! There was more than enough space for everyone to get a great view of the dolphins and just to chill. Unfortunately we couldn't swim with the...More

Thank Kirsty Y
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Kristy Y Thank you for your kind feedback. The wild dolphins are very important to us here at Carino every time we encounter it is at the dolphins invitation. The bay of islands is wonderful place to enjoy the islands and watch wild dolphins,...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

What a beautiful day. Probably one of the best days of our life! Beautiful sunny sailing day, picture perfect. If we are lucky, we would see dolphins! And if we were really lucky, we would be able to swim with them! Well, we were really...More

1  Thank Jolien M
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Jolien M Thank you for your lovely words, and what a wonderful day you had. When a wild dolphin swim happens it is an amazing experience. We are happy that our crew made it one of the best days of your life. The bay...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I went with my family last Wednesday when it was sunny. We had a great day . Vanessa and Scott were perfect hosts showing us the islands and penguins and finding a pod of dolphins close up. It was amazing. At lunch we moored off...More

Thank tassels5
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear tassels5 Thank you, it sounds like you had an amazing day and the bay of islands put on a great show for you and your family. The whole bay of islands is an amazing place to visit and we love to show guests around....More

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Booked this on line a few months before, very simple. Day was very enjoyable, Leslie and Vanessa our crew were great, knowledgeable and friendly. We saw dolphins but weren't able to swim with them due to their being a baby in the pod. They came...More

Thank Lisa W
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Lisa W Thank you for your review. Your day sounds lovely, the bay of islands is a great place to go sailing and we love begin able to show and help guests understand wild dolphins, as well as the wider bay environment. On holiday...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience on the water today with Carino's crew, Captain Vanessa and 1st mate Lesley. We were picked up from the jetty at Russell by a nice big catamaran and welcoming smiles. Out from 9.40 til about 3pm we were blessed with...More

Thank craig h
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear craig h Thank you for your feedback. Our lunch is completely optional for guests and is only an extra $6.00 pp. I am sorry you were disappointed by this. I am glad you had an otherwise great day out. The bay of islands is...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was pretty much a whole day activity going from 9am-3:30pm but was definitely worth it. I went with a bunch of people from my Contiki tour and we all had a fun day out. We saw lots of Dolphins and the staff were so...More

1  Thank StephB1995
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear StephB1995 Thank you for your review and you recommendation. we have a lot of rules and regs regarding the wild dolphins in the bay of islands, all for their protection. The chance to watch dolphins in the wild is an amazing experience. Your island...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was just a fantastic day out. The best way to see the bay, the boat was beautiful and the crew were so friendly and welcoming. Snorkeling was great as was the bbq!! And of course, getting to see the dolphins was just amazing. The...More

Thank Samantha A
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Samantha A Thank you for your lovely words, you day sounds perfect. The crew love being able to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the dolphins and the bay. regards

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Saw large pod of dolphins who provided a spectacular display right beside the catamaran. Not able to swim with them as there were babies among the pod, but didn't matter. We saw these dolphins in the wild, doing what they do best. We also saw...More

Thank Dominique S
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Dominique 5 Thank you for your review and recommendation. Your words are so right, watching wild dolphins doing their own thing is an incredible experience and being able to accept this, truly enhances your experience. Thank you.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the Carino Sailing and Dolphins excursion in the hope of seeing and possibly swimming with dolphins as this company has a swimming licence. Whilst we were lucky enough to be entertained by a pod of 25 or so of these wonderful creatures, the...More

Thank juliaskerridge
CarinoNZ, Owner at Carino Sailing & Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear juliaskerridge Thank you for your lovely words. Your day out with us sounds perfect. Dolphins, sailing, great island stop and friendly crew. The crew love begin able to show our guests around the bay, helping to explore and share the environment as we go....More

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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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