|DOLPHIN ENCOUNTOURS RESEARCH CENTER
+258 84 330-3859
+27 79 528-8400
|Address:||Main Beach, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique|
DolphinCareAfrica t/a Dolphin Encountours Research Center is an Association that was established in 1998 to fund the longterm monitoring of cetaceans in through educational and ethical marine mammal edu-tourism that funds research & conservation within the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve. Dolphin Center [Research]™ is the legal entity in Mozambique that trades under Dolphin Encountours Research Center. We celebrate two decades of working with the wild Dolphins of Ponta™. We are not affiliated to the Dolphin Centre in Ponta do Ouro.
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 long term monitoring project through the research and conservation arm of DolphinCare. An initiative that now sees some 300 dolphins identified in the area.
Angie’s decades long relationship, passion and monitoring experience with the dolphins of ponta and her work in the realms of conscious interaction between species and a specially developed code of conduct, together with Mitches 21 year boating experience ensures your safety both while on board our vessel Avalon and while in the open ocean with wild dolphins.
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.
Volunteering is a great way to give back and help us keep up with the work load. As one can imagine there are many jobs, ranging from mundane office work to exciting sea travel! Visiting volunteers are accommodated, fed and mentored on-site by the Dolphin Encountours Research Center and visiting interns.
Our visiting volunteer program offers a unique opportunity for one to gain hands on experience with a focus on dolphins, whales and turtles in-season. For some it is a month long journey tuning into mother nature through both giving back and really diving in and for others it is used as platform to extend their knowledge on wild dolphins, their behaviour the marine environment & ethical marine mammal tourism practice.
The project operates year-round with programs lasting two to four weeks. Longer volunteer stays can be arranged. We will generally start each four week program on the ﬁrst Monday of every month, each holding a maximum of eight participants. Additional weeks can be arranged upon request.
Please contact the team at Dolphin Encountours directly for ENQUIRIES.