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3hr Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins - Akaroa

Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the entire planet where you can get up close and personal with New Zealand’s playful Hector’s dolphin – the world’s smallest and rarest species. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, depart the historic French township of Akaroa aboard one of Black Cat Cruises safe and comfortable vessels. All year round an unforgettable adventure awaits you, where everything is provided for your pleasure: wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers, hot chocolate, even a free gift pack. You can also watch the dolphins, along with other seafaring wildlife, from aboard. Black Cat Cruises – Winner Supreme NZ Tourism Award

Vessel:  Cat 2, Black Knight, Black Pearl – minimum 2, maximum 12 swimmers 8 watchers.

Commentaries/Interpretation:  Great English speaking guides, Information sheets in German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Korean.




1 day

    • Wetsuits
    • masks
    • full briefing on dolphins expected behaviour from your dedicated dolphin guide
    • safety briefing
    • Hot showers
    • Lockers
    • Separate male and female changing rooms
  • Day 1 : Swimming with Dolphins
    Check-in 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Please allow three hours for your complete experience Bring towel and swim wear
    Meals :None

  • Departs: Daily All year

    Swimming with dolphins

    6.30am, 8.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm 

    Departure Point:  Main Wharf or 61 Beach Road, Akaroa (departs 30 minutes after check in). Return time is when customers ready to leave wharf.

    Tour Length:  3 hours

  • Option to purchase a photo pack. Non-compulsory. 



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Black Cat Cruises

Activity ID: W-5207

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