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Our most recommended Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins

Kaikoura: Dolphin Encounter Cruise

1. Kaikoura: Dolphin Encounter Cruise

Cruise along the scenic Kaikoura coast as you watch for dolphins. During the cruise, you'll be able to swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat or watch their antics from the comfort of the boat. Kaikoura is one of the best places in the world to encounter the Dusky Dolphins in their natural environment. The Dusky Dolphins are some of the most interactive and acrobatic species of dolphins, making them thrilling to watch and interact with. 

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

It was a wonderful tour with the dolphins.A special thanks to Instructor Emma on the boat helped me not only enjoy the swimming but also with some beautiful videos. I can't thank her enough. It's not easy to swim with the waves and beautiful, friendly dolphins. I think they know how to make everybody comfortable. I am definitely coming back :) Thank you very much

Had the most fantastic time! Was a dream just to see a dolphin let alone getting to swim with them. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and put me at ease (I’m not a confident swimmer). Would absolutely recommend!

Phenomenal activity. Such knowledgeable guides and well worth the wait to swim. Really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with wolf animals in their natural habitat. Cannot recommend this enough.

Very good, and an awesome experience. The only area for improvement was the long safety video, which was mostly relevant to the swimmers.

Couldn't have asked for a better day perfect weather lots of dolphins ,friendly staff very good experience