COVID-19 & EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS: Our operating base is temporarily closed for earthquake repairs, reopening in late August 2020.
DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER TOURS RECOMMENCE A DAILY SCHEDULE ON TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2020.
We are operating our new COASTAL ENCOUNTER TOUR daily until 11th August and on request (subject to minimum numbers or a minimum operating fare) after that. This wildlife viewing and scenic nature cruise combines dolphin and albatross watching along our stunning coastline.
- Contact our Customer Service Team in our virtual office 0800 733 email@example.com to request alternative times, alternative tours and for more information.
- All tours are subject to weather and minimum numbers to operate.
- Tour pick up at Kaikoura Information Centre until our operating base fully reopens.
DOLPHIN SWIMMING RECOMMENCING FROM 11th AUGUST 2020
Swimming with dolphins is a unique and sought after activity often being described as a life-changing experience; creating the most special and heart-warming memories of any activity.
There is a limit of just 16 swimmers on each vessel with plenty of additional space for watching. We have three dolphin swimming vessels and are able to operate up to three tours per day. Please book your dolphin swim seats as soon as you can. There is no shortage of seats available for watching the dolphins so advance bookings for watching is not so essential. Both swimmers and watchers travel on the same boat.
Please book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
Find information and tips on how to prepare for your tour.
What do others say about their encounter?
""Bestest boat experience ever.""
""The highlight of our whole trip to New Zealand.""
When you encouter the dolphins, you leave transformed. Share the experience.
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