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Encounter Mission

The Mission Statement For Encounter Kaikoura


To provide a quality experience that:

  • Imparts an awareness and appreciation of the dusky dolphin, its characteristics, behavioural patterns and biology.


  • Provides an understanding of the unique undersea features that are pivotal to the existence of the prolific marine life off the Kaikoura Coast.


  • Draws the visitor's attention to threats posed by man to the marine mammal's environment worldwide, illustrated with examples and any relevant up to date information.


  • Motivates those who participate to take action in working to protect the wellbeing of the world’s natural marine environment and its inhabitants.