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Kaikoura Dolphin Swim | J403

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Kaikoura Dolphin Swim

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Starting from $209 USD / Adult
Encounter dolphins in the wild on this once-in-a-lifetime wild dolphin swim. Board your boat and go in search of the wild dusky dolphin that inhabits the waters off Kaikoura. This species of dolphin is unique, characterized by its smaller size and darker skin. Enjoy stunning views of the mountainous coast as your captain and crew search for wild dolphins. Kaikoura is one of the best places in the world to encounter large numbers of dusky dolphins year-round. The dusky dolphin is also known to be one of the more interactive species of dolphin. When your captain and crew locates the dolphins, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jump in the water and swim with these magnificent animals. Interact with wild dolphins, or observe the acrobatic displays of the dolphins from the comfort of your boat.
  • Travel along the spectacular coast of Kaikoura in search of dolphins in their natural habitat.
  • Get in the water and swim with wild dolphins.
  • Learn about dolphin behavior firsthand and enjoy incredible photo opportunities.
What to BringShow
  • Keycard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel (from ship)
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Tour subject to weather conditions.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • Swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura in the open ocean can be a strenuous activity that requires physical fitness and good health. Sea temperatures are relatively low.
  • Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
  • The age limit for this tour is typically 5 years of age. However, with the agreement of the skipper and the crew, and if conditions are deemed suitable, children under 5 years of age, but no children under age 3 will be permitted in the water.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests must know how to swim and must be able to get themselves back onto the boat’s landing platform without assistance.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
  • Time swimming in the water will depend on a number of factors, including where the dolphins are located and dolphin behavior. Swim can last anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on sea conditions and whether dolphins are interactive.
  • Guides will not enter the water with swimmers. Wetsuit, snorkel, mask, and fins are provided in tour price. Excursion is not exclusive to Azamara guests, vessel may be shared with other independent guests.
Location Kaikoura, New ZealandKaikoura, New Zealand
Tour Code J403J403
Duration3.50 Hours3.50 Hours
Activity Level#Strenuous#Strenuous
RestrictionsMinimum Age: 8 years
Minimum Age: 8 years
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