Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter

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Swim and snorkel with the dolphins with stunning coastal views!

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Travel to a small coastal town of Kaikoura for a unique chance to see its abundant marine life up close
  • Come face-to-face with gentle and friendly dolphins in their natural environment
  • Enjoy stunning coastal alpine scenery along the way and take plenty of photos
  • You can either swim with the dolphins or watch the dolphins from the comfort of the boat
Most Recent Review

  • 29 Oct 2018
    It was a great experience but the sea was very choppy on the day we went so most of my friends got sea sick before the swim started. The sea was also very cold so make sure you’re used to cold swim! Overall the dolphins were very friendly and foes swim around you.

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    4.6 (9 reviews)

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  • Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter (Watching)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Roundtrip cruise

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Food and drinks
    • Motion-sickness medicine

    US$ 65.19

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    • English speaking guide
    • Roundtrip cruise

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  • Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter (Swimming)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Roundtrip cruise
    • Diving suit and all snorkel equipments
    • 20-40 min swimming with dolphins

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    • Food and drinks
    • Motion-sickness medicine

    US$ 123.50

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    • 20-40 min swimming with dolphins

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    • Food and drinks
    • Motion-sickness medicine
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What To Expect

A small coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand, Kaikoura is a popular travel spot because of its abundant wildlife: dolphin, sperm whale and seabird population. The area is a paradise for nature lovers and, if you’ve always wanted to see dolphins playing in their natural habitat up close, you will not get a better chance than this. Hop aboard a cruise that will take you to the best dolphin watching spots in Kaikoura and learn about their life from your expert English speaking guide. Want to get even closer? Learn how to encourage interaction with these intelligent and curious mammals and hop into the water for an up-close encounter. Swim and snorkel with the dolphins in their natural environment and don’t forget to take plenty of photos of the experience.

Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter
Travel to one of the world's best dolphin watching spots — the coastal town of Kaikoura
Dolphin Encounter New Zealand
See the majestic mammals in their natural habitat and take plenty of photos
New Zealand whales
Kaikoura is well known among travelers for its rich marine wildlife
New Zealand travel
See dolphins up close on an immersive 3.5 hour cruise
swim with dolphins New Zealand
Swim and snorkel with the dolphins on a one-of-a-kind experience
Activity Information
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  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Meet up at location
  • Sail to Kaikoura
  • Swim with/watch dolphins
  • Back to the meet up location
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Dolphin Watching Child Ticket: Age 3-14; Children aged 0-2 can't join this tour
  • Swimming with Dolphin Child Ticket: Age 8-14; Children aged 0-7 can't join this tour
  • If you would like to swim with dolphins, you have to know the basics of swimming; crew members won't go into the water with you
  • Chidren who pariticipate in 'Swimming with Dolphins' must be accompanied by adults
  • It is recommended to bring motion-sickness medicine
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up Location:

Activity Time:

  • 8:30am and 1:00pm
  • Please arrive 30 min prior to the activity time
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (9) 4.6
  • CHONG 29 Oct 2018
    It was a great experience but the sea was very choppy on the day we went so most of my friends got sea sick before the swim started. The sea was also very cold so make sure you’re used to cold swim! Overall the dolphins were very friendly and foes swim around you.
  • Suet Fong Jennifer 19 Oct 2018
    Cheaper then retail and so easy to redeem the vouchers! Always love klook when I travel!
  • Zi Min 7 Aug 2018
    Smooth transaction and such an incredible experience swimming with the dolphins! The crew provided very thick wet suits which were effective for our dip in the winter waters. Only felt the cold REALLY hit when we came out from the water, but the crew provided two hot water faucets and towels for us to warm ourselves with. Got hit with motion sickness towards the end of the swim because the water got choppy, but the crew was so so nice and took care of me :) Overall, they were very prepared and my friends and I highly recommend them!
  • Agus Dianto 11 Jun 2018
    It is very easy and quick to check in. The voyage was enjoyable and the guide was very knowledgeable.
  • s 31 Dec 2017
    The guide is professional. A wonderful trip.
  • YI HE 7 Oct 2018
    Although it is very dreamy to swim with dolphins, it is recommended to participate in the warmth of the summer. The boat does not have a shower room. It is unfortunate that I have not seen many dolphins.
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  • s 6 Jan 2018
    Very beautiful scenery! Watching dolphins is fun!
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  • Barnard 27 Dec 2017
    Great trip ~ seasick partner to eat seasickness medicine in advance Oh.
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  • Barbary 25 Dec 2017
    Very good experience, guide is very hard, dolphins are cute, it is worth to participate.
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