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Dolphin Encountours Research Center

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Address: Village Square | Dolphin House, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
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+258 84 330 3859
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08:30 - 16:00
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Sun 08:30 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Welcome to our world, a world filled with dolphins, whales and an...

Welcome to our world, a world filled with dolphins, whales and an underwater kingdom just waiting to be explored. We invite you to take the plunge, face your fears and experience something truly magical when coming face to face with the Dolphins of Ponta, were we experience the true essence of being wild and free!Operating within the Ponta Partial Marine Reserve, Dolphin offers boat based marine activities that includes volunteer programs, in-water encountours over multiple launches, holistic dolphin retreats and day visiter options.Our focuses is on observing dolphins in the wild whilst following the DolphinCare code of conduct allowing for dolphin friendly, non-intrusive viewing on the dolphins terms. Whales are seen regularly during season (jun to nov) whilst opportunistic sightings are had of other special species that include whale sharks, mantas and turtles (season and conditions dependent). Our programs have been created to ensure that a nurturing rather than needy approach is followed. No feeding, forcing or coaxing, just you and our dolfriends face to face in the big blue. An experience that often leaves us wondering ‘who is actually watching who’! The stuff dolphin dreams are made of! Senior crew on on-board consist of our dolphin surf skipper, a marine biologist and original founder Angie Gullan who has for almost 20 years been exploring the realms of conscious interaction between dolphin and human while dedicating her life to monitoring and befriending the population of wild indo-pacific bottlenose’s she met in the December of 94.Options are structured and are used as a data collection and educational platform that offer a special insight into the life of the wild dolphin through a program that resonates with sustainable and ethical marine mammal tourism whereby participants are actively contributing.Ponta do Ouro is situated on the southern most point of Mozambique and is easily accessible from the Kosi Bay Border  or Maputo.

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Angie always amazes me when I'm in the water with her and her dolfriends.. Best company when u want to swim with the dolphins in true harmony

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went ou at 10h00 a bad time in bad conditions no viz. Saw nothing did not appreciate Angies remark on 'well this is the silly season to many boats to many operators'

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angiepontadoouro, Owner at Dolphin Encountours Research Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Rough seas and poor visibility makes the tour unpleasant and reduces the likely hood of seeing dolphins. As a general rule we do not launch in poor sea state and do not guarantee wild dolphin sightings. This is clearly stipulated in our terms and on our web page. I do apologise if I offended you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip to swim was dolphins was well organised and the pre-trip lecture was informative. We unfortunately did not get to see the dolphins, but were able to snorkel briefly in the ocean. Worth a trip if you are in the area. My 6 year old son was happy to be part of the trip and snorkel.

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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Angie always amazes me when I'm in the water with her and her dolfriends.. Best company when u want to swim with the dolphins in true harmony

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Benoni
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Honestly the best experience, we swam with dolphins and snorkeled over the reef, seeing turtles and beautiful little fish. Will definitely do this again

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angiepontadoouro, Owner at Dolphin Encountours Research Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so thrilled we were able to share a visit with our local dolphins of ponta with you. Thank you for your support. For the Love of Dolphins Angie Gullan More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lovely experience, though the Dolphins seem to have been away on holiday :) Still recommend it though.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The best Dolphin Swim Company in the world!! They treat the dolphins with respect and do not invade their space in the water. Angie and her team are absolutely amazing and knowledgable and have the utmost respect for the ocean.. She has the best skipper in Ponte and Mich with his dry sense of humour keeps you on your toes.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We booked 3 trips at Dolphin Encountours Research Center. The 1st 2 where on 1 day, these 2 trips where great! You get well informed, the gear is in good condition, the crew is dedicated and still very passionated after all this years. We did see humpbackwhales and had 2 great encounters and some nice interaction with the dolphins. The... More 

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angiepontadoouro, Owner at Dolphin Encountours Research Center, responded to this review

Dear Andre and Renkse Many thanks for your feedback and constructive criticism. I am thrilled to hear that you had some great encounters with our local dolphins on the two tours we did. We understand your point of view regarding the last tour that was cancelled and although we try our very best to accommodate all our guests sometimes it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

3 launches with 6 swims. Encounters with the dolphins on all the swims but especially close interactions on the first and last launches. We also saw lots of spinner dolphins and humpback whales from the boat. It was an awesome experience.

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Thank Alma K
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Over two days we had a couple of dolphin encounter trips with Ang. Two dips in the sea where we were lucky enough to swim with dolphins on both occasions. So much better than the circus type encounters we have had previously. We also saw a Hugh pod of spinner dolphins who tracked our zodiac for about 30 minutes. Can't... More 

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South Africa
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Angie has built a relationship with these dolphins over many years and it is a privilege to be able to join her and swim with them. Her respect for them and their safety is paramount at all times.

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