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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygiene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
- Local guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Swim with Dolphins
- Use of snorkel equipment including wet suit
- Fur seal colony viewing
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be aged 8 years and over to swim with Dolphins.
- Customers must declare any pre-existing medical conditions. A basic level of fitness is required. Customers will be floating in the open ocean and will be required to swim to and from the boat - distances up to 50 meters (150 feet) at a time.
- Once the tour has commenced only the unused portion of the tour will be refunded should the Dolphin boats not sail. If due to Dolphin sightings or weather conditions the boat offers a partial refund, this refund will be passed on to our customers
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travellers can participate
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura was one of my all time most memorable experiences. Totally amazing, words fail me but please don't miss. Really well organised, great staff, careful briefing and be sure to book early as this is rightly popular as the highlight on any visit to…
Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
Responded 20 Mar. 2019
Thanks for the glowing review on our swim with dolphins tour. I did the tour myself several years back and it was certainly an unforgettable experience. The team that take you out on the boats are fantastic - really friendly, organised and informative. I'll be sure sure to pass on your praise to them as well as your driver for the day you travelled. Thanks again for the recommendation and I hope you get the opportunity to visit NZ again sometime soon.
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Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch on Tripadvisor
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