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Dolphins should never be chased or herded in order for you to get a closer look, they should come to you out of their own free will. This is what we call conscious interaction.  Angie Gullan

​ENCOUNTOURS cater for the discerning dolphin enthusiast and offer an intimate look into the lives of our local dolfriends.


Each season holds it's own unique appeal and each in-water encountour it's own special story.... 


During the winter months; between the of July and October we incorporate whale viewing into our full encountours and during the summer months, when the waters are clearer and warmer we visit the coastal shallow reefs for some recreational free-diving (snorkel) where the opportunity arrises to see multiple marine species including turtles, rays and many fish..

  • Boat trip/s (depending on package)

  • In-water encounters with wild & free bottlenose dolphins

  • Visits to our beautiful reefs (summer)

  • Whale Watching (winter) 

  • Soft gear (mask, snorkel & fins)

  • Introduction to our local dolphins, code of conduct, boat & snorkel safety talk prior to tour

  • Guided by @AngieGullan

  • Media online (images and/or video) 

Our experiences with wild dolphins are organic and spontaneous; by allowing oneself the opportunity of doing multiple launches almost certainly guarantees a bout of conscious interaction & an eye to eye encounter with the resident dolphins in the big blue. 

We invite you to take the plunge, face your fears & experience something truly magical when coming face to face with sentient, non-human persons - the People of the Sea...

If it's your dream to connect with dolphins then look no further! With almost three decades of experience in their behaviour and the beautiful coastal shallows of Ponta, Angie and Mitch will take you on a truly memorable and joy filled experience that will leave you a little wiser in understanding the way of the wilds.

Our signature encountours have been specially created to accommodate stay times, budgets and dolphin desires and can be tailor made for retreats, corporate getaways, family celebrations, weddings and educational school tours.

A close & moving experience with dolphins and whales in their own environment is the best way to conserve them for future generations.

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1st February 2023 the Maputo National Park implemented taxes as per Decreto-84-2017.


Our original signature tour to snorkel with the wild Dolphins of Ponta includes multiple sunrise boat tours guided and filmed by founder Angie Gullan as well as shallow reef snorkelling and whale viewing during the winter months.​

Our participants have the option to choose from different venues each offering it's own unique appeal and packages include the following.

  • 4 nights accommodation

  • 3 Sunrise boat tours (additional tours can be booked)

  • Dolphin Snorkel Course

  • DolphinCare code of conduct, boat & sea safety briefing

  • Soft gear (mask, snorkel, fins)

  • Video & images (online)

  • Dolphin Tribe Tee-Shirt

  • Snorkel Tax

Option 1: Basic Beachfront self catering 

R4 300 p/person sharing Mzn @ rate of day

Option 2: Quaint Eco-Resort dinner & brunch

R7 800 p/person sharing Mzn @ rate of day

Option 3: Upmarket Seaview Holiday Homes

Rate depends on group size - please enquire

Rates are based on a party of four with sharing two per room.

Rates may vary slightly during high season and exchange rate.

Single supplement available on request.

Day One

2pm Meet at Center; gear up and snorkelling intro/refresher with practical bay session.

6pm Dinner is served at lodge or depart for dinner in the village

Day two:

05h00 Meet at Center for pre-tour briefing and & of conduct, followed by boat tour.

08h30 Brunch is served 

18h00 Dinner is served at lodge or depart for dinner in the village

Day three/four:

05h30 Meet at Center for second & third boat tour.

08h30 Brunch is served ​

18h00 Dinner is served at lodge or depart for dinner in the village

Day Five

05h30 Meet at Center for additional boat tour if required.

08h30 Brunch is served 

10h00 Departure

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