Get up close and personal to Kaikoura's incredible resident dusky dolphins in their stunning natural environment!
Encounter Kaikoura is a friendly and enthusiastic business dedicated to providing our customers with a magical experience of a lifetime!
We operate picturesque tours along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline, and give you the option to swim* and interact with wild dusky dolphins or watch their playful acrobatics in the open ocean from the comfort of our boat.
Encounter Kaikoura have the highest success rate in New Zealand to locate AND swim with dolphins!
Swimming with the dolphins is an exhilarating and exertive experience and those who book to swim should be confident swimmers in open water.
Snorkelling experience is an advantage though not essential as lessons can be provided on board.
Tours scheduled daily: We close just one day each year - Christmas Day!
Duration: Tours last approximately 3½ hours, and you will typically spend approximately 2½ hours onthe water.
Check in: To confirm your check in time for your trip please report, if possible the day prior, to our base at 96 Esplanade, and then again on the trip day.
What to bring: Swimmers should bring a swimsuit and a towel, and all tour partipants should bring warm clothing (layers are a good idea), a small bag for all their gear, sunscreen and of course their camera!
If you would just like to watch the dolphins, please check out the deals on our Watch Tour: Kaikoura - Dolphin Watch Tour
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
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