Dolphin Encounter gives you the truly unique experience of encountering New Zealand’s friendly Dusky Dolphins in their natural environment. On a Dolphin Encounter tour you can choose to watch the dolphins from the boat, or swim with them.
Reputed to be amongst the most acrobatic of the dolphin species, Dusky Dolphins engage in spectacular leaps, somersaults, side slaps and back flips. Because the dolphins are found in Kaikoura's coastal waters all year round they can be encountered every day, weather permitting.
From October to April tours operate three times per day, at 5.30am, 8.30am and 12.30pm. From May to September tours operate two times per day, at 8.30am and 12.30pm.