Seal and dolphin watching or swimming in Whakatane is a must do. Dolphins are abundant in the waters off Whakatane and our tour operators can take you to swim with or watch these fascinating mammals in their natural environment. Seals are frequent at Moutohora and very friendly. You may also be lucky enough to see some of the many species of whales that often come close to our shores. It is a truly spectacular experience in the clear subtropical waters of Whakatane. A wildlife sanctuary 9.3 Kms from Whakatane, we often view Dolphins,seals, penguins, native falcons and much more unique New Zealand Wildlife.