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Updated 2:34AM 29 November, 2020

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A Team Focus

Delivering respectful encounters between mammals and humans

Working together for our customers

Dolphin Encounter have a crew of qualified skippers and guides who operate the sea based tours. All crew are trained in-house to the highest level of competency in order to provide the maximum level of care for our visitors. Skippers and guides share a wealth of experience and passion for the marine environment and dolphins that visit the Kaikoura area. They also share a passion for all oceanic wildlife that they encounter whilst leading Dolphin Encounter tours.

Their passion for what we do is shared with the wider team at our operating base.  Our Cafe Team are a focussed group of hospitality professionals who will ensure you enjoy great food and drink.  Our dedicated and experienced Customer Service Team and Support Crew will also ensure that your visit is a friendly and memorable one!

We look forward to welcoming you! :-)

Your skippers & guides:

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Vic

Skipper

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Skipper

Vic

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Cullen

Skipper

Cully

Skipper

Cullen

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Gary

Skipper

Gary Melville

Skipper

Gary

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Marina

Guide

Marina

Guide

Marina

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Mick

Skipper

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Skipper

Mick

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Tracy

Skipper & Guide

Tracy Cooper

Skipper & Guide

Tracy

Tracy started at Dolphin Encounter back in 2005. She has a degree in Environmental Science and has worked on research projects around the world including the Falkland Islands, Borneo and Hong Kong.

During her free time she likes the challenges of exploring the outdoors with weekends away spent climbing mountains and tramping. Tracy also enjoys travelling and has hitch-hiked through the Amazon with Antarctica standing out as her favorite place.

Encounter Café Staff

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Lucy

FOH Manager

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FOH Manager

Lucy

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Pete

Head Chef

Pete

Head Chef

Pete

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Lena

Chef

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Chef

Lena

Customer Service

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Joanna

Customer Service & Cafe

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Customer Service & Cafe

Joanna

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Leigh

Customer Service & Crew

Leigh

Customer Service & Crew

Leigh

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Nathalie

Customer Service & Cafe

Natalie

Customer Service & Cafe

Nathalie

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Winnie

Customer Service

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Customer Service

Winnie