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Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter

Swim and snorkel with the dolphins with stunning coastal views!

4.8 ( 82 reviews ) 1K+ Booked
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  • 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

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Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter (Watching)

Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter (Swimming)

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Highly recommended

Great trip, we swam and watched 100’s dolphins. We had 4-5 swims moving to where the dolphins were. The dolphins seemed to enjoy our interaction with them. There was also lots of aerobics from the dolphins when we watched from the boat.

3 Dec 2019
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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


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