Dolphin Encountours Research Center

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Educational and ethical marine mammal tourism in Mozambique that funds the longterm monitoring of dolphins and whales in a partial marine reserve.

Dolphin Encountours Research Center was founded in the 90’s for the purpose of educational and ethical marine mammal eco-tourism that would fund a longterm monitoring and conservation project. The project undertakes research motivated, boat based eco-tourism activities which focus on close-up ...

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Dolphin Encountours Research Center was founded in the 90’s for the purpose of educational and ethical marine mammal eco-tourism that would fund a longterm monitoring and conservation project. The project undertakes research motivated, boat based eco-tourism activities which focus on close-up encounters with dolphins and whales while following the specially developed DolphinCare code of conduct that limits the amount of stress caused from this species specific tourism. 

Swim with dolphin tours started in Mozambique during the mid 90’s and has subsequently grown as an industry that by now also incorporates humpback whales. Sustainable and ethical marine mammal tourism policies and regulations are priority within a country that has a coastline of 2500km. For us at the Dolphin Encountours Research Center, sticking to these policies and regulations has the highets priority! The safetly and well-being of the marine mammals that we are swimming and diving with is our top concern. However, to ensure that these species aren't threatened in their natural habitat, longterm monitoring and thus swimming with them in their realm is unavoidable.

Our mission is to create a safe space for marine mammals that are subject to human disturbance in Mozambique. Therefore the Dolphin Encoutours Research Center promotes ethical marine mammal tourism practices which includes that we offer our own tours for a stress-free ancounter between tourists and mammals. To ensure this, we also provide an education for our tourists, the local community and our operators about the policies and regulations. Furthermore we conduct a continued long-term monitoring of the animals in their natural habitat. 

As a volunteer at the Dolphin Encountours Research Center you will be able to help us on both on land and on a boat/in the water! You undertake specialised dolphin & whale eco-tours that support the longterm monitoring of marine mammals in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve. 


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Angie Gullan

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Dolphin Encountours Research Center beoordelingen

Kunsang Choedon rating4,8

2022 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

I really love this project. Angie is a dolphin whisperer and she literally knows all the dolphin by their names and it was so wonderful to see dolphins circling around her like dancing. I was so so close to them. Early in the morning pretty much every day (unless the weather is bad)you go then in ...
Ramin Seifarth rating5,0

2020 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

I decided to spend 4 weeks in the Dolphin Encountours research Center and it was a great decision. It was my first time in Africa so I had a lot of questions before I arrived. Angie and her Team are well organized and answered every question I had. We had lot Dolphin sightings and some nice ...
Carolin Kalmbach rating5,0

2019 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

Meeting the local Bottlenose Dolphins for the very first time was such a breathtaking experience. Watching them interacting in such a friendly manner with us humans. The way they showed their interest towards us and especially looking at their relationship with Angie was such a wonderful way to ...
Marijke Algra rating4,6

2019 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

I came to Ponta for five weeks, and it was an amazing experience! Lots of swimming with the dolphins, and in my case we were even lucky enough to swim with several other cool animals (for example some sharks, a manta ray and turtles!). I also really enjoyed the free-time activities in Ponta, like ...
Jess Skye rating4,8

2016 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

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 ...
Emma Unknown rating4,6

2016 at Short-Term Dolphin Care Assistant

We had such a wonderful time with Angie! She has so much knowledge to share and you can see the connection she has with the dolphins, they just love and trust her so much. She is definitely the original and best one to go to in Ponta! Highly recommend her ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Below Water