Take the opportunity to interact and swim with the incredible dusky dolphins of Kaikoura!
Having the highest success rate in New Zealand to both locate AND swim with dolphins, the friendly team at Encounter Kaikoura will provide you with a not to be missed bucket list experience!
Dusky dolphins are one, if not the most interactive and acrobatic species of dolphins in the world and they frequent Kaikoura year-round! Join the team aboard a comfortable vessel for a picturesque tour along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline.
Meet these incredible wild animals in their natural environment, and enjoy their spectacular acrobatics in the open ocean.
Make memories to last a lifetime and book today!
Swimming with the dolphins is an exhilarating and exertive experience and those who book to swim should be relatively physically fit and be confident swimmers in open water. Snorkeling experience is an advantage though not essential as lessons can be provided onboard.
Tours scheduled daily: We close just one day each year - Christmas Day!
Swimmers and watchers join the same tour, and if you would prefer to stay dry and watch these amazing mammals from aboard the boat, please check out the deals on our Watch Tour:
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
Thanks so much for your recommendation and taking the time to post your review! We are stoked you enjoyed your tour! :-)
Wow thanks Joe - so stoked you both had the best time - sounds like a perfect day for it! Thanks for choosing to join us aboard and well done on the singing! :-)
Hi Kristy Thanks for joining us aboard and for your review. Good on you for giving the singing a go! Always worth it ay :-)
Thanks for your review and your understanding. The best part about the tour is that the dolphins are completely wild and we operate completely on their terms! This does mean on the odd occasion we don't see them though, so it's great that you saw some of the other wildlife Kaikoura has to offer instead! An incidental sighting of a whale is unusual on our tours and we aren't permitted for whale watching; so for any future customers reading this review that want to see whales please contact our friends at WhaleWatch, Wings over Whales or Kaikoura Aero Club.
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