Dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Swimming with the dusky dolphins of Kaikoura, New Zealand

It’s mid-June, the start of the Southern hemisphere’s winter and I am stood on the back of a tour boat in wetsuit, teeth chattering audibly as I peer over the rails across the icy-blue horizon. We are in Kaikoura, a small coastal town on the South island of New Zealand, renowned for its abundance of marine wildlife. We have been searching the seas for dusky dolphins with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura for about an hour now and my initial exhilaration has now curdled.

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