Get up close and personal to Kaikoura's incredible resident dusky dolphins in their stunning natural environment!
Encounter Kaikoura is a friendly and enthusiastic business dedicated to providing our customers with a magical experience of a lifetime!
We operate picturesque tours along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline, and give you the option to swim* and interact with wild dusky dolphins or watch their playful acrobatics in the open ocean from the comfort of our boat.
Encounter Kaikoura have the highest success rate in New Zealand to locate, view AND swim with dolphins!
Tours scheduled daily:We close just one day each year - Christmas Day!
Duration:Tours last approximately 3½ hours, and you will typically spend approximately 2½ hours on the water.
Check in:To confirm your check in time for your trip please report if possible the day prior, to our base at 96 Esplanade, and then again on the trip day.
What to bring: All tour participants should bring warm clothing (layers are a good idea), a small bag for all their gear, sunscreen and of course their camera!
Please note: Our tours operate in the open ocean and we are subject to sea conditions and weather on the day of the tour. All tours are also subject to minimum numbers to operate.
**Sea conditions on the day need to be ideal for children to participate on this tour. Children under 5 years are not permitted on this tour. The skipper reserves the right to increase the age limit if they believe the conditions warrant this decision.
POST EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION:
Adult Dolphin Watch $95
Child $55 (Children 5-14 years**)
If you would like to swim with the dolphins, please check out our swim deals: Kaikoura - Dolphin Swim Tour
All prices are shown in NZD ($)
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