Kaikoura is one of the best places in the world to both view and swim with wild dusky dolphins. With a very high success rate The Dolphin Encounter tour provides a unique opportunity to either swim and interact with wild dolphins whilst snorkelling, or to remain on board and watch the dolphins from the comfort of the boat. The vessels are all purpose built for marine mammal watching with "walk around" decks and access to the bow to enjoy the best views of one of the most accrobatic dolphin species.
Complimentary information pack
Prescription masks available on request
All equipment supplied for swimming with the dolphins
GoPros and accessories available for hire
The meeting point for all tours is the Encounter Kaikoura operating base located at 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura
Swimmers should bring a swimsuit, a towel and a small bag to accommodate their clothing which will be taken on board the boat. Swimwear and towels are available for rent and bags available for purchase.
All passengers should bring warm clothing, sun screen and a bottle of water. Please note - all passengers are required to complete a medical disclaimer via an online check in link prior to the tour.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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