We enable you to swim with or watch the incredible acrobatic dusky dolphins of Kaikoura! Here at Encounter Kaikoura we offer you the opportunity to either swim with or to watch the awesome dusky dolphins in their natural habitat of the Kaikoura waters.
Swimming with the dolphins is an open ocean experience and although snorkelling experience is useful, it is not essential. You do need to have some relevant confidence with your own ability in the open ocean. We provide you with a fully bouyant, 5mm thick winter weight wetsuit, snorkel, fins and mask.
We also have spaces on board the same swimming vessel for spectators. Watching the dolphins here in Kaikoura is almost as much fun as swimming with them! They are so interactive with both the swimmers and the boats. We do not entice the dolphins to our boats or swimmers and so it makes a very natural and special encounter and one to remember!