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Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura
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.
Easy to find; just a 2.5 hour drive north from Christchurch
The Dolphin Encounter tours operate from the Encounter Kaikoura site which is located at 96 Esplanade in Kaikōura. The building is clearly visible and has a large customer car park available to safely leave your vehicles whilst 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 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.