Passengers aboard Encounter Kaikoura spend their day on the waters off the coast of Kaikoura, NZ under sunny skies watching the Dusky Dolphins leap about. Two of the dolphins swim towards the bow of the boat, a threesome leaps about for the people while other dolphins surround the boat making this dolphin watching tour a success.
There is never any guarantees that you will spot dolphins while on a dolphin watching excursion but the success rate off the Kaikoura coast in NZ is very high. These mammals are wild and on any given day, they may decide to venture to other parts of the waters but for the majority of the year they are easily found off the Kaikoura Coast. A small lifestyle change may occur during the summer and winter months each year but nothing drastic.... continue below the picture...
Dolphin watching is not a boring hobby as each species of dolphin is different, every day is different in dolphins behavioral traits and the weather can some times play a challenging role. Some days off the Kaikoura coast you will find groups of dolphins swimming at great speeds together, other days they will be feeding while on other occasions they will split up into smaller groups where they perform their acrobats for their captive audiences aboard the dolphin watching boats.
Often when a boat speeds by the Dusky Dolphins, they love to jump into the wake where they can play about while swimming at high speeds. They look up at you with their cute little faces from under the surface of the water when they ride the bow appearing as if they are smiling at you.
Encounter Kaikoura has daily dolphin watching excursions with the only exceptions being if the waters are too stormy and unsafe or if the passenger quota is considerably low. If the weather cooperates, passengers wanting to can also swim with these dolphins and experience an adventure of a lifetime.
Be sure to book a dolphin watching boat tour while visiting Kaikoura, NZ and spend the day on the water with the captain of Encounter Kaikoura. The owners of this Company have spent an enormous amount of time with the Dusky Dolphins and are extremely knowledgeable about the waters of NZ, the dolphins that reside in these waters and the many other species of wildlife including that of the Sperm Whales.
Dolphin watching off the Kaikoura Coast, Dusky Dolphins and an Encounter Kaikoura Dolphin Watching Boat, Kaikoura, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.