Kaikoura Day Tour – Swim with Dolphins LT-09

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


Day tour from Christchurch to Kaikoura to swim with the engaging, acrobatic and friendly Dusky Dolphins. Large pods of Dusky Dolphins are found in the water just off the coast of Kaikoura.

Spend your day getting close to nature. Travel by road enjoying the rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. On your arrival in Kaikoura you may enjoy either an early lunch (optional extra) or free time to explore Kaikoura prior to the Swim with Dolphins Tour with Encounter Kaikoura, where you will be equipped with wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers. Once on the water and locating a pod of Dusky Dolphins you will enter the sea to swim with these engaging, playful mammals. At certain times of the year the pods of dolphin can exceed 100 in number and once the swimmers enter the water they like to engage you by showing off their acrobatic tricks. There will be the opportunity during the day to visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters.

Tour Duration approximately 10 hours

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 07.30
Duration : 10 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 15
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Vehicle, Fully Guided Tour, Dolphin Swimming with equipment provided. Lunch optional
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