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Dolphin Encounter Tours

Dolphin Encounter Tours

Swimming with dolphins is a unique and sought after activity often being described as a life-changing experience; creating the most special and heart-warming memories of any activity.

There is a limit of just 16 swimmers on each vessel with plenty of additional space for watching. We have three dolphin swimming vessels and are able to operate up to three tours per day. Please book your dolphin swim seats as soon as you can. There is no shortage of seats available for watching the dolphins so advance bookings for watching is not so essential. Both swimmers and watchers travel on the same boat.

Day 1
Swimming with Dolphins

Experience a Kaikoura dolphin swim or watch the dusky dolphins of Kaikoura on this 3.5 hour tour which operates all year round. All equipment to swim (snorkel) with the Kaikoura dolphins is provided. Previous snorkeling experience would be an advantage but not essential. Watching the Kaikoura dolphins operates on the same boats as the swimming option which ensures that family groups can travel together.

Dusky Dolphins, NZ Fur Seals, Hectors Dolphins, Albatross & Mollymawks,Orca (Killer Whales), albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns

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Do scheduled tours always operate?

Whenever possible they do. Tour operation is subject to a number of factors beyond our control, including the weather, sea conditions and wildlife behaviour. All tours are also subject to having a minimum number of participants to go ahead. When any of these factors mean a tour cannot proceed a full refund will apply. We will give you our best advice on the status of these factors when you reconfirm your booking the day prior.

Can children go on the tour?

For information about children wishing to join our tours, please contact us and ensure you read the information prior to booking. You will also need to provide ages of all children in the comments box on the next page.

What if we are a group of more than 6?

Please contact us directly via the quick enquiry form to make your booking.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Price & Availability

NZD90 / per person
This tour is operated by: Dolphin Encounter

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