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Since time immemorial dolphins have captivated the hearts of men and woman the world over. In Ponta do Ouro on the southern most shores of Moçambique, our hearts have been captivated too.  Join Africa’s longest running wild dolphin swim program for a purposeful holiday. Programs are scheduled throughout the year and cater for families, solitary seekers and holistic workshops!

 

Dolphin Encountours invites you to experience dolphins wild and free where you will have the opportunity of coming face to face with the Dolphins of Ponta, a population in southern Mozambique who have been swimming with africa’s wild dolphin swim pioneer Angie Gullan since the mid 90’s. Encountours have been featured extensively in print and media and offer an experience that can be profoundly life changing! Ethical Marine Mammal Tourism is followed to ensure the highest regard is had for the dolphins at all times.

dolphin enqounter, swimming with dolphins

A highly commended program that 99.9% guarantees that you will swim with the dolphins while actively contributing to their wellbeing!


Start days : most Mondays and Thursdays.

 

 

SWIM WITH WILD DOLPHINS
Dolphin Encountours Research Center has been active in the area of dolphin eco-tourism since the mid 90's having pioneered in-water dolphin encounters in Mozambique with the aim of establishing a sustainable longterm monitoring project through the research and conservation arm of DolphinCare. An initiative that now sees some 300 dolphins identified in the area. 

Six months of the year we spend observing and collecting data on the majestic humpback whale migration.

 

Interns and Volunteers stays are available for students, sojourn seekers and anyone wanting to spend an extended time in the company of marine mammals.

 

Tours are accommodated at different venues in Ponta do Ouro, depending on guests requirements. 

 

Click here to see Dolphin Encounter Newsletter 2013

 

Dolphin Encountours offers three to seven night dolphin encounters whereby one can connect with the resident Dolphins of Ponta through a structured, ethical and educational experience. Early mornings will find you on the water and thereafter the days are yours. Encountours include accommodation, brunches and potentially life changing experiences with wild dolphins.

 

The program is structured and guided by Dolphin Care Africa’s on-site biologist Diana, long term skipper Mitchel and program founder Angie. Programs include pre-training with snorkeling & swim code of conduct, interesting conservation & research presentations, tribe t-shirt, image downloads, membership to DCA & early morning encounters with the dolphins. A highly commended program that 99.9% guarantees that you will swim with the dolphins while actively contributing to their wellbeing! Start days most mondays and thursdays.

 

Angie has been swimming with a pod of wild inshore bottlenose dolphins that go by the scientific name of Tursiops aduncus for almost two decades! During the mid 90’s she was honored to be able to share the space of this gregarious species who welcomed her into their watery realm. Although that first encounter was brief, it triggered a response that what was soon to become a lifelong commitment to the well being of dolphins. 

 

Educational and ethical practice have been the foundation of encountours since its inception and participants gain a special insight into the realm of the wild dolphins of Ponta through an program that identifies dolphins as non-human persons. Bo, a now adult female introduced Angie to the concept of conscious interaction between dolphin and man in 1999.  Since then she has identified a number of dolfriends who choose to socially engage with participants. Bouts of circle swimming, direct approaches and trust allows us to observe the dolphins in the most intimate way. One on one in the big blue…..

 

Participants follow the DolphinCare in-water code of conduct that was formulated in collaboration

with the Natural History Museum in Maputo and other experts in the field. This creates a safe space for both human and dolphin to socially engage and limits the potential stress caused to the dolphins.

 

Educational and ethical practice have been the foundation of encountours since its inception and participants gain a special insight into the realm of the wild dolphins of Ponta through an program that identifies dolphins as non-human persons.

dolphin diving - under water dolphin

swimming with dolphins

P O Box 8073
Nelspruit 1206
Mpumalanga

 

Office hours:

Mon to Friday

o8h00 to 16h30

 

Please do not contact us on the numbers below for bookings.
We do not do the bookings for any of our clients

 

Tel: 013 745 7169

Fax : 086 699 5650

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