Kaikoura – Swimming With Dolphins LT80BCS


A once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the acrobatic and playful Dusky Dolphins off the coast of Kaikoura. A small group tour of up to 16 swimmers.

A unique year-round opportunity to swim with the local dolphin population of Kaikoura with Dolphin Encounter. Get up close and personal with the playful and acrobatic Dusky Dolphin.

Upon arrival at the South Bay port in Kaikoura, head on over to Dolphin Encounter who will provide you with a wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers along with a briefing of your day on the water. From there, you will be taken out by boat to locate a pod of dolphins so you can swim with these friendly and playful mammals. Depending on the time of the year, pod sizes can exceed over 100 dolphins and often these animals like to engage in acrobatic tricks when swimmers enter the water.

When the boat returns to shore you will be able to join your cruise before last tender. Demands for this booking can be high in summer months, so it is encouraged to book early. Please note that children must be over 8 years old and this tour does not operate on Christmas day. Maximum number of swimmers on the boat is 16. Rates for Dolphin Watching are on request.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 12.00
Duration : 3.5 hours
Maximum number of people : 16
Venue Facilities : 13 metre catamaran, This vessel takes 16 swimmers and up to 20 spectators (watchers). On board facilities include toilet and deck shower. Wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers provided by Dolphin Encounter.
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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