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Encounter Foundation

Encounter Foundation

In 2009 Encounter Kaikoura formed a charitable trust and named it the Encounter Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to support or initiate projects that primarily enhance the natural environment, both locally and further afield. The accumulated funds are donated to deserving projects as determined by the Foundation Trustees. By participating in the Encounter Kaikoura tours, each and every customer is assisting in protecting our very special natural environment.

Mission Statement

The Encounter Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to working toward supporting and/or initiating deserving projects deemed appropriate by the Trustees. 


Our vision is to invest in and support the future wellbeing and sustainability of the local terrestrial and marine environment, for present and future generations, through tourism.