Up to 7 days
A unique year-round opportunity to swim with the local dolphin population of Kaikoura with Dolphin Encounter. Get up close and personal with the playful and acrobatic Dusky Dolphin.
Upon arrival at the South Bay port in Kaikoura, head on over to Dolphin Encounter who will provide you with a wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers along with a briefing of your day on the water. From there, you will be taken out by boat to locate a pod of dolphins so you can swim with these friendly and playful mammals. Depending on the time of the year, pod sizes can exceed over 100 dolphins and often these animals like to engage in acrobatic tricks when swimmers enter the water.
When the boat returns to shore you will be able to join your cruise before last tender. Demands for this booking can be high in summer months, so it is encouraged to book early. Please note that children must be over 8 years old and this tour does not operate on Christmas day. Maximum number of swimmers on the boat is 16. Rates for Dolphin Watching are on request.