Come enjoy a once in a lifetime experience - swimming with the world's smallest dolphins!
This dolphin cruise will give you a chance to watch or swim with the endangered Hector's dolphins right in their natural habitat in Akaroa Harbour. The swimming adventure allows only 12 swimmers per vessel, so you'll have more chances to come face to face with these adorable dolphins. If you'd rather stay dry, you can choose to watch these cute marine mammals splash in the water with other passengers.
Akaroa Harbour itself is the flooded crater of an extinct volcano, set within picturesque Banks Peninsula. Apart from the huge and awe-inspiring volcanic cliffs, this also means that the harbour is very sheltered. A lot of the time, especially in summer, your dolphin encounter will be inside the sheltered harbour. This dolphin swim experience is rated as one of the top 10 marine mammal encounters in the world by Lonely Planet!
Don't miss the excellent opportunity - book your spot online with us today!
Meeting point: 63 Beach Road, Akaroa Main Wharf, Akaroa, 7520
Please check-in and on board the cruise at the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
If you fail to see dolphins (very small chance), you will get a 50% refund; If you see the dolphins but are not able to swim with them, you will receive a 25% refund.
Departure times: 6:30 am (December - February), 8:30 am (November - March), 11:30 am (All year), 1:30 pm (September - May)
Duration: 3 hours (2 hours on the water)
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For Dolphin Watching:
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 15 years
Children under 5 years of age cannot take part in this activity.
Children between 5 - 15 years must be accompanied by an adult watcher.
What to bring:
Cash for snacks and drinks
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.