Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins live in Bream Bay all year round; with Orca, Pilot and large Baleen Whales also regular visitors to the bay and surrounding islands.
Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales while you are on the beach; or head to the South end of the Cove and meander along the Waipu Coastal trail for a great vantage point to spot them further out.
The seas around the Hen and Chicken Islands are also a popular area to catch dolphins at play. Several local companies operate Dolphin and Whale Watch charters, as sightings are very frequent – you can even swim with the dolphins, and snorkelling equipment is provided.
Ask at the office for more information on local charter companies.