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Dolphin Encounter

Have you ever dreamt about swimming together with joyful dolphins? Dreams come true in Kaikoura

Dolphin Encounter in New Zealand - Best Time
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Krzysztof Belczyński

Kaikoura coastal waters merely teem with playful dolphins. These cheerful mammals swim close to the water surface as every 5 to 10 minutes they need to breathe the air using a hole located on the head that works like a huge nostril. Dozens of dolphins might be seen swimming around Kaikoura, jumping out of the water and cheering holiday-makers.

Dolphin Encounter in New Zealand - Best Season

There are two options you might choose from: either watch the dolphins from the boat or make use of a wetsuit, a mask, a snorkel and fins provided and literally swim alongside with the dolphins.

Although dolphin tours are available throughout the year, the ​winter season is better for diving as then the waters are the clearest.

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