One of Kaikoura’s big attractions is the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Dolphin Encounter run three-hour trips out to swim with the dusky dolphins. You also have the change to see hectors dolphins, fur seals, orca and pilot whales.
It costs $175 to swim with the dolphins or you can come along and watch for $95.
There are restrictions on the number of people allowed to swim with the dolphins and it is often necessary to book well in advance if you are visiting in the peak season (November–April).