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Dolphin Encounter

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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About Dolphin Encounter
One of the best places in the world to encounter dolphins in the wild! We operate on the dolphins' terms. Swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or watch their acrobatic displays form the comfort of the boat.
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riversens wrote a review 4 Apr
Oslo, Norway10 contributions
Amazing experience! Great staff, good gear for both children and adults, and a considerate attitude towards the dolphins. Absolutely loved it!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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96charley wrote a review Mar 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand47 contributions25 helpful votes
This is one of the most magical experiences I've ever had. We were lucky to have spent the full tour swimming with hundreds of very playful dolphins at great visibility. The tour guides are great, would 1000% reccomend travelling up to Kaikoura for this.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Angela C wrote a review Mar 2021
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Just incredible to have dolphins swim around you and underneath you. Utterly mind blowing, they are so careful and gentle and welcome you into their watery world. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Melissa S wrote a review Mar 2021
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Last week my partner and I did the swimming with dolphins tour. And it was absolutely AMAZING!!!! Lucky for is only a 5 minute boat ride away from the harbour and they found a massive group of Dusky dolphins. And with massive, I mean around 250!!!!!! Everywhere you looked they were there, amazing. The wetsuits, snorkel and all the gear was in perfect condition. Very friendly staff, and I think her name was Nicole, who was our guide during the trip. Very nice and entertaining commentary. Whenever you visit Kaikōura try to go on this tour, everything was perfect. Good job guys, youre doing very well!!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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C M Dobbie wrote a review Feb 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand149 contributions20 helpful votes
Just incredible, swam with Hector, Dusty and common dolphins. The gear all fitted perfectly and was just an amazing experience. Highly recommend that you do this if you visit gorgeous Kaikoura. Staff were so amazing and very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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