Waking up at 4am to swim in the sea sounds like a crazy thing to do, even for me! But when I was surrounded by hundreds, maybe even thousands of cheeky and playful dolphins I couldn’t wait to jump in!
This was one of my first and still one of my best experiences in New Zealand. Making stupid noises under the water, swimming around in circles and basically acting like a fool only made these beautiful creatures more curious. They would swim around me trying to work out who I was, but never quite getting close enough to touch.
This is a far cry from Seaworld and a hundred times more rewarding.