Welcome to Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura
At Dolphin Encounter you get the opportunity to swim with, or watch, the dusky dolphins in their natural environment off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
- Dusky dolphins are resident in the coastal waters of Kaikoura all year round
- Dusky dolphins are renowned for their acrobatic leaps and interactive behaviour.
- Tours operate up to 3 times daily all year round.
Whether you choose to view from the boat or join the dolphins in the ocean, you will have a unique experience that will stay with you for a lifetime!
2.5 hours drive north of Christchurch and 2 hours south of Picton.
A beautiful sunny day at Café Encounter, Kaikoura. Café Encounter is a fully licensed cafe located onsite. Full breakfast and lunch menus offer local produce, great coffee and a fantastic selection of local wines.