Dolphin Encounter has been operating tours to swim with the dolphins since 1989/1990 and interacting with the dolphins in their natural environment this is a truly unique opportunity.
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.
Kaikoura is famous for spectacular marine life that inhabits the picturesque coastline including whales, dolphins, orca, albatross, penguins and fur seals.
Dolphin Encounter operate boat tours from Kaikoura to swim with Dusky Dolphins which are found all year round along the Kaikoura coastline. The Dusky dolphins are well renowned for their acrobatic leaps and inquisitive behaviour which makes the opportunity to swim with them a very special experience.
We are committed to ensuring that your time 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.
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”.