Kaikoura is famous for its spectacular marine life that inhabits the picturesque coastline of Kaikoura that includes whales, dolphins, orca, albatross, penguins and a multitude of pelacic birdlife along fur seals. Dolphin Encounter has been been sharing unforgettable dolphin encounters with people from all corners of the globe for nearly 30 years. interacting with the dolphins in their natural environment, a truly unique opportunity. Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura is New Zealand’s first company to offer swimming with dolphins. Since then, we’ve built up an unmatchable level of experience, knowledge and insight about dolphins, and the best ways to encounter them in safe, humane and environmentally-friendly ways (not to mention exciting and joyful!).
We are committed to ensuring that the experience you have with us is memorable and inspiring. Whether it is swimming with or watching the dolphins you will be impressed by the grace and beauty of these magical marine mammals. hundreds of dolphins, leaping, flipping and jumping in a one-time-only acrobatic spectacular. As they leap, so does your heart. As they move with an unrestrainable joy, so does your smile.
Our vessels are designed for optimum viewing of the marine life with adequate space so that you will not feel crowded. Our professional crew will enthusiastically share their knowledge of the area and the marine life which makes Kaikoura so special.
Our dolphin tours operate three times daily in summer and two times daily in winter and advance bookings are essential for swimming, as seats are limited by Department of Conservations permits.
Dolphin Encounter Watch: Price: Adult $95 per person – Child ( aged 8 to 14) $55 per person
Departure Times: 5:30 am, 8:30 am and 12:30 pm
With just 16 swimmers on each tour you can expect to get up close and personal with these energetic and life-loving marine mammals.
Dolphins are some of nature’s most extraordinary and captivating creatures. And they’re even more amazing close-up. Immerse yourself in their world with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura, an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking destinations.
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