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Dolphin Encounter

price$95-$175 (NZD)

In amongst the varied and vibrant sea life found off Kaikoura is the spectacular dusky dolphin, found in pods of up to several hundred strong and one of the most delightfully exuberant characters of the Southern Ocean.

Dolphin Encounter operates tours by boat up to three times per day for swimming with or watching these magnificent dolphins.

Dolphin Encounter (Encounter Kaikoura) is a Qualmark Endorsed vistor activity and has attained the Enviro Gold Qualmark rating.

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  • Conference Facilities: Conference facilities available
  • Meeting Rooms: Two meeting rooms available


Summer: 3 Times Daily - dependent on weather & sea conditions: 5.30am 8.30am 12.30pm Winter: 2 Times Daily - dependant on weather & sea conditions: 8.30am 12.30pm Office Hours: Summer 7.30am - 7.30pm Winter 7.30am - 5.00pm


Dolphin Encounter is located within the Encounter Kaikoura complex at 96 Esplanade, which is on the beachfront, approx 800 metres from the town centre.
Contact information Dennis Buurman
96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300
p+64 3 319 6777
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