“The highlight of our whole trip to New Zealand."
When you encounter the dolphins, you leave transformed. Share the experience.
Dolphins are some of nature’s most extraordinary and captivating creatures. They’re even more amazing close-up. Choose swimming or watching and immerse yourself in their world with Dolphin Encounter; an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking destinations.
The Dolphin Encounter tours operate from the Encounter Kaikoura site which is located at 96 Esplanade in Kaikoura. The building is clearly visible and has a large customer car park available for your vehicles to park safely while participating on our tours.
There is also a café which makes it quick and easy to grab a bite to eat and a drink while waiting for the tour to depart and also a gift shop to browse through too. The outdoor courtyard has plenty of seating available and is a pleasant place to spend some time taking in the beautiful views of the ocean and the Kaikoura mountain range beyond.
The Encounter Kaikoura site is a short, 5 minute walk from the town centre and is close to many of the waterfront accommodation providers on the Esplanade.