Up to 7 days
A unique opportunity to view some of the most playful and acrobatic dolphins in New Zealand on this shore excursion.
First you will make your way to Dolphin Encounter for a quick briefing before heading out on the catamaran to see the Dusky Dolphins: some of the most playful and acrobatic dolphins on earth. You will be able to view unique displays of acrobatic behaviour including leaps and somersaults as well as the peculiar repetitive displays of jumps and tail slapping. As dolphin swimmers are aboard the same boat, you will also get to view the entertaining interactions between dolphins and people as swimmers are encouraged to make an array of noises to attract the dolphins in engaging behaviours. The Dolphin Encounter boats are specifically built with optimum viewing in mind and have upstairs decks as well as walk around bows to enable you to capture some incredible images. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot some seasonal visitors including orcas and the wandering albatross.
When the boat returns to shore you will be able to join your cruise ship before last tender. Demands for this booking can be high in summer months, so it is encouraged to book early. Please note that child prices are set between the ages of 5 and 14. Infants are not suitable for this tour. Also, this tour is for dolphin watching only. Please see the tour LT80BCS for swimming with dolphins.