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Swim with Dolphins in Kaikoura

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per adult Price is AU$332
Duration: {0} Duration: 11h 10m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Swimming & snorkelling with Dusky dolphins

Modern vessel with covered enclosure & hot shower

Expert commentary about dolphins & other marine life

Chance to see whales, seals & marine birds

Immersing in some beautiful, picturesque nature

Highlights

Swimming & snorkelling with Dusky dolphins

Modern vessel with covered enclosure & hot shower

Expert commentary about dolphins & other marine life

Chance to see whales, seals & marine birds

Immersing in some beautiful, picturesque nature

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8:00 AM, Kaikoura Dolphin Swimming Tour in English

Duration 11h 10m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$331.78

Total price is AU$331.78, taxes included

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Swim with Dolphins in Kaikoura

Activity Location

Kaikoura

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)

    Christchurch


Description

Put on your snorkel and jump into a splashing, squeaking pod of friendly dolphins as they come up to greet your boat. Kaikoura’s mountain-crusted coast has a rich collection of marine life and your swimming tour brings you face to flipper with one of its most popular residents, the Dusky dolphin.

Start your dolphin encounter by climbing on board a modern powerboat. Throw on your wetsuit (provided ) and take a few test breaths with your snorkel as your captain sets a course for the best dolphin sites. Once you’ve found their hangout, leap into the water and look around to see black and silver dolphins swimming beside you, above you and below you – your head spins as you try to keep up with all their playful manoeuvres.

Back on board, take advantage of hot showers and enclosed viewing areas to warm up and take a break while the crew provides expert commentary about the dolphins and their habitat. For those who’d prefer to leave the swimming to dolphins, there’s just as much activity to see above water. Dusky dolphins are well known for their incredible acrobatic behaviour. Catch them jumping, twisting and flipping out of the water for spectacular photography opportunities.

When they're done showing off, cruise back to shore but keep a lookout for breaching sperm whales, orcas and seals that share Kaikoura’s waters with your new dolphin friends.


Inclusions

  • Guided swim with dolphins

  • Snorkel mask, flippers, snorkel and wet suit

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • You do not need previous snorkelling experience.

  • Children aged 8 and younger are not allowed to swim.

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 4 people need to sign up for this tour to go ahead.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Swim with Dolphins in Kaikoura ratings based on 1 Verified Review

5 out of 5

5/5 18 Feb. 2018

I was disappointed to learn that this event was operated by a third party, e.g. expedia were the first agent, acceptable then there was a second agent and finally the operator. This practice is questionable. The day itself however was fantastic swimming with over 100 dolphins in the sea. well done to the organisers. the kit provided was of a high standard and we were not cold in the water.