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Address: 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 319 6777
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Fee: Yes
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or watch their...
Swim with the dolphins in their natural environment or watch their acrobatic displays form the comfort of the boat.
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Unbelievable experience. Must be on your list in Kaikoura.

This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It's an early start and we saw one of the most beautiful sunrises with dolphins jumping out of the water. I got some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It's an early start and we saw one of the most beautiful sunrises with dolphins jumping out of the water. I got some incredible photos. The swimming with the dolphins really does take your breath away. I think you are more there for thier enjoyment rather than the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked on to the dolphin encounter for the early rise, 5.30am and boy was it worth it. Despite it being freezing, we made our way out to the sea and saw the sun rise up over the land, it was amazing. We of course we're lucky to see Husky Dophins and had 3 great swims with them. Although you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing experience for anyone, if your in kaikoura do it! Its really fun and worth it, there's hundreds of dolphins.... Its incredible!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was absolutely incredible to be out in the open ocean swimming with and interacting with wild dolphins. Definately worth waking up at the crack of dawn to swim with a pod of 300-400 dusky dolphin and a few common dolphins. Would recommend to anyone as one of my highlights of my trip to nz. the staff were very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I never thought this experience could be real - it's absolutely incredible!!! The business is run super clean and efficiently - structured and well planned way to get a large group of people in wetsuits, understanding the safety/dangers on the water, and onto the boats. Was very impressed. The gear is top quality too, really great job guys. At the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went out, very rough sea. Saw a view creatures. Everyone got a little sea sick. Boat was nice and had everything you needed. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I cant believe I read a review on Kaikoura having nothing, and being nothing but a tourist town! If you travel through NZ, save your $ for this - even if its the one and only thing you do. DO IT. Im a kiwi girl through and through and have done most of the 'touristy' things, but my friend is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was worth the trip to New Zealand in and of itself. Even though it was overcast with a slight drizzle during our excursion, we were able to quickly find a pod of dolphins to jump in the water with. We swam with them for 40 minutes and all the dolphins were extremely curious and happy to swim around and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did the 6am dive as we were told the dolphins would be fed and playful. They did not dissapoint. We saw hundreds of them and found that diving down was a paricularly useful trick for capturing their interest and attention. The tour was professional and organised. We would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

it was an amazing experience to swim with dolphins. I got on the early boat and it was an awesome plus to the whole trip! I would swim with dolphins again if I get the chance!

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