Dolphin Encounter

Swimming with or watching the dusky dolphins which are regarded as the most acrobatic of all dolphin species is a "must do" experience while in Kaikoura. Pods of dusky dolphins ranging in size from 100 to 1000 are typically found all year round.


$105.00 - $210.00
$65.00 - $195.00
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Kaikoura is famous for a diverse range of marine mammals and birdlife and is regarded as the best place in New Zealand to view whales, dolphins, seals and albatross. Dolphin Encounter has two options to choose from, swimming with the dolphins or watching the dusky dolphins. If swimming is not for you, watching from the comfort of the boat is an unforgettable experience. Tours operate daily throughout the year subject to suitable weather and sea conditions. Check our website for the current departure times.

Full wetsuits, snorkels, masks and fins are provided for swimmers. Bring a swimsuit, towel, warm clothing and small gear bag for clothing to be taken on the boat. Previous snorkelling experience is recommended but is not essential.

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Dirección física

96 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Precios y condiciones

Adulto $105.00 - $210.00
(14 años o menos)
$65.00 - $195.00
Restricción de edad:
Otros cargos:
Watching the Dolphins is $105.00 NZD per adult and $65.00 NZD per child, Swimming with the dolphins is $210 NZD per adult, and $195 NZD per adult.
Más información sobre precios:
This tour is conducted in the open ocean and swimmers must be able to swim and preferably have had previous snorkelling experience. This will ensure that the tour is as enjoyable as possible. A medical disclaimer form must be completed for each swimmer prior to departure. The age restrictions are 3 years and over to watch and 8 years and over to swim. The tours require suitable weather and sea conditions to operate. Seasickness can be a problem so it is advisable to be prepared.
Reglas de cancelación:
If you wish to cancel or change a booking, as much advance notice as possible is appreciated. If we do not receive at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, a fee will be charged. As swimming spaces are restricted to just 16 per vessel per tour, early advice of cancellations will enable us to sell swim seats to other customers. Please note that the swimming option is heavily booked in summer so it is important to book as far ahead as possible.

Instalaciones y características

Proximidad con el aeropuerto:
We are 2.5 hours from Christchurch International Airport.
Proximidad con el terminal de autobuses turísticos:
800 metres.
Proximidad con el pueblo:
Kaikoura is 2.5 hours from Christchurch and 1.5 hours from Blenheim.

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Horario de apertura

Horario comercial:
Tours 3 times daily in Summer, 5.30am, 8.30am and 12.30pm. Winter (May to September) trips twice daily, 8.30am and 12.30pm.
Meses de funcionamiento:
All months of the year

Apoyo lingüístico

  Escrito Hablado
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
Czech NO YES
French YES YES
Japanese YES NO

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