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Swim with Dolphins in Kaikoura

By Canterbury Leisure Tours
Price was undefined, price is now NZ$360
Free cancellation available
11h 10m
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Selective hotel pickup
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  • 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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October 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided swim with dolphins

  • What's included

    Snorkel mask, flippers, snorkel and wet suit

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • What's excluded


Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Social distancing

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.

What you can expect

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Activity Location

  • Kaikoura

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)
  • Christchurch
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