How much does it cost to swim with dolphins in Kaikoura?

adult NZD$220.00. child (8-14yrs) NZD$205.00.

How long is the Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura?

approximately 3.5 hours
Duration. The Dolphin Encounter tours are approximately 3.5 hours duration and the time spent on the ocean will be approximately 2.5 hours.

What do you wear to encounter a dolphin?

4. Wear only a swimsuit. Dolphins have very sensitive skin and, since you will be able to touch them during your interaction, we suggest you avoid wearing sunscreen, oils or perfumes.

Where can I play with a dolphin?

10 Unique Dolphin Interactions

  • Institute for Marine Mammal Studies – Gulfport, Miss.
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Clearwater, Fla.
  • Indianapolis Zoo – Indianapolis.
  • SeaWorld – Orlando/San Antonio/San Diego.
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village – Oahu.
  • Sea Life Park – Oahu.

Can you swim at Kaikoura?

Kaikoura beach is used for swimming mainly in the summer months. It is safest down towards the southern end of the beach and when the surf is under 1 metre. The Kaikoura area is a popular area for tourists with whale and dolphin watching tours, and seal colonies popular attractions. …

Can you swim with dolphins in Bay of Islands?

And the best way to get up close and personal with them is on the Fullers Bay of Islands Dolphin Adventure. You’ll see playful dolphins, and can even swim with them! All snorkelling gear and wetsuits are provided.

How much does it cost to go to dolphins?

Juvenile dolphins up to age 5 are valued at $50,000 to $100,000, he said. Adults up to age 30, covering the peak breeding years, are worth $100,000 to $200,000. Premiums, usually paid annually, range from 4 to 15 percent of the animal’s value.

Can you swim with a dolphin?

Both humans and dolphins are mammals. Although sea water acts as an effective disinfectant, interaction with wild dolphins may result in disease transfer. These may present serious health threats to dolphins and humans alike. Finally, swimming with dolphins represents harassment – you do not want to get a fine.

Is swimming with dolphins illegal?

Swimming with resting spinner dolphins may constitute “harassment” under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance that has the potential to disrupt a marine mammal’s behavior is “harassment” under this Act and is, therefore, against the law.

Is swimming with dolphins cruel?

Swimming with dolphins is not safe for your family, nor the dolphins. Again, don’t be fooled by their smiles – dolphins are wild animals. Dolphins can be aggressive to people, other dolphins, or even self-harm. While the majority of dolphins in the U.S. are bred in captivity, they are not domesticated animals.

Is Kaikoura safe?

It is safest down towards the southern end of the beach and when the surf is under 1 metre. The beach is not patrolled by a Surf Life Saving Club. The region has excellent fishing and there are some good consistent surfing spots up and down the coast, although not on Kaikoura main beach.

What is dynamicdolphin encounter Kaikoura?

Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura is New Zealand’s first company to offer swimming with dolphins. Since then we have built up a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight interacting with the dolphins and other wildlife found here.

Are there dusky dolphins in Kaikoura?

In Kaikoura, you swim with and watch wild dusky dolphins and its not possible to ever guarantee their presence. However, Kaikoura is renowned for its abundance and consistency of wildlife and once on the water we do have a very high success rate of locating the dusky dolphins.

What can you do in Kaikoura?

We operate picturesque tours along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline and give you the option to swim (please see other booking option)* and interact with wild dusky dolphins or watch their playful acrobatics in the open ocean from the comfort of our boat.

Can you swim with the dusky dolphins?

Dusky dolphins have a playful, sociable characteristic, which makes them absolutely perfect for swimming with. Now you can watch or swim with the Dusky dolphins, under the guidance of the friendly team at Dolphin Encounter (Encounter Kaikoura).