- Please remember to bring your own swimsuit and towel if you choose to go swimming with the dolphins
Experience a truly once in a lifetime encounter and swim with the dolphins at Marlborough Sounds. Get a truly remarkable opportunity to meet and play with wild dolphin species right in the water. Start with a journey over water to where the dolphin pods are located, your highly qualified guide will give you a detailed and informative explanation about these intelligent, playful creatures and what you can do to continue supporting their ecosystem. Your swim will take you to meet a myriad of species, such as the Hector, common, dusky, and bottlenose dolphins. Upon spotting these dolphins, the guide will fully ensure the safety of both swimmers and the dolphins before you can swim together with them under the watchful guidance of the crew. You'll encounter other forms of marine life in your experience, which include fur seals and even penguins. Should you choose to remain on board, you'll be able to view and experience the dolphins playing in their natural habitat, and learn about their interactions with each other and with other wildlife. Enrich your understanding of marine life and their value through this unforgettable experience in New Zealand.