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Take the opportunity to interact and swim with the incredible dusky dolphins of Kaikoura!

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Stefan Koehl from Germany wrote on 08 November 2022

Fucking cold but worth it

Starting at 5:30 we took the first trip of the day and some willpower is needed to get in the 12° cold water at this time. The provided wetsuits are quite good but nothing for the feet. There was also a quite big swell which reduces the fun factor a little bit for people they can't handle this. The attraction itself, the swim with dolphins in the very clear water with very good visibility was outstanding. We met hundreds of them and could swim/interact with them 3 times. After the swim there was enough time for taking pictures of these funny animals from the boots view. We also spotted some Albatrosses during the boat ride.

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From Kaikoura - Dolphin Swim Tour

Hi Stefan Thanks for your review. We prefer to say refreshing! :-) Glad you braved the cold and it was worth it and you had a great tour! :-)

Alejandra Caceres from New Zealand wrote on 21 February 2022

Best experience in life

I have no words to describe how wonderful this was. I love nature and see wild animals. This gave me the chance to enjoy so close of this beautiful creatures in their natural environment and it was beyond magical. The company is amazing, they explain you everything that you need to know before to get into the ocean, in a very fun (and funny) way. Very friendy and helpful team. I just won't recommend taking this tour if you have seasickness as so many people didn't have a good time in the boat because of this. They will let you know the day before the conditions of the ocean so if it's calm you should take it, otherwise I wouldn't recommend if you get easily dizzy.

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From Kaikoura - Dolphin Swim Tour

Oh how fabulous Alejandra loved reading your review! Glad you had such a special experience! Great advice to check ahead re the conditions too :-)

Dennis Lichtenberg from Germany wrote on 17 October 2023

Amazing Trip

A fantastic trip with lots of playful dolphins who were very curious. A unique experience with very good guides. I would do it again.

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Thank you for your review - we are stoked you had a great time aboard with us! :-)

karaf from New Zealand wrote on 20 November 2022


Well worth getting cold for ♡. Totally amazing swimming with these majestic creatures. Thanks to the experienced crew for looking after us and guiding us so well.

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Our absolute pleasure! Thanks for joining us aboard! :-)

Rosanne Mosterd from Netherlands wrote on 11 November 2022


Super leuke ochtend gehad en veel dolfijnen gezien en mee gezwommen. Het personeel is zeer vriendelijk.

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Thanks for your review - stoked you enjoyed your morning aboard with us! :-)


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