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About Us

Whales and Dolphin Watch Ltd and Dolphins Down Under Ltd are owned by Putauaki Trust, a Māori Trust with over 500 shareholders.

Mission Statement

“To exceed our customers’ expectations by providing them with an experience of a lifetime”

Marine Mammal Protection Regulations

We are privileged holders of permits issued and administered by Te Papa Awawhai the Department of Conservation which allows us to swim with dolphins and seals, and view whales under the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992.

Key Contacts:

General Manager – John O’Brien

Operations Manager – Vaimanino Fiaui

Team Leader – Denise Shaw

Postal Address: 
96 The Strand


Email: Use our online form