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 (please see other booking option)* and interact with wild dusky dolphins or watch their playful acrobatics in the open ocean from the comfort of our boat.
Dolphin Encounter®, pioneered dolphin encounter tours in Kaikoura New Zealand in 1989/90 and have developed their tours for those wishing to enhance their understanding of dolphins in their natural environment, providing a truly unique experience!
Tours scheduled daily: We close just one day each year - Christmas Day!
Please note this booking option is for watching only, and although you will be on the same boat as swimmers you will not have the option to swim. 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 ($)
Thanks so much for your review and so glad you enjoyed the tour :-)
Lovely to read your review! Thank you! So glad you had such a great trip! :-)
Thanks for joining us aboard! Great to hear that you enjoyed the experience :-)
Thanks Allanah! Glad you enjoyed your time aboard :-)
Thanks for you review! So glad you enjoyed the experience - sounds like a great trip! :-) Note to other readers: The Humpback Whale sighting on this tour was unplanned and incidental. We are not permitted to actively look for whales on our tours under our operating permit. If you want to see whales check out one of the other operators in town who do this either on the water or from the air after your Dolphin Encounter with us :-)
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