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Akaroa Dolphin Swimming and Alpaca Farm Day Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy once in a lifetime experience-swim & snorkel with the World’s smallest & rarest Hector’s Dolphins in the emerald waters of Akaroa. Get up-close & personal at Alpaca Farm Tour and wander through these majestic beauties. Explore the French town by foot, enjoy lunch at a waterfront café & discover the boutique shops.

Tour Highlights:
• Visit Barry’s Bay Traditional Cheese Factory and try some of their award-winning cheese.
• Scenic drive on an extinct volcanic crater on Banks Peninsula with magnificent views of Akaroa Harbour.
• Swim with Hector’s Dolphins – an ultimate dolphin experience with the World’s smallest & rarest.
• Engage yourself in an interactive Alpaca Farm Tour with over 130 grazing Alpacas.

per adult from




8 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private Tour (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)
    • Professional guide.
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.
    • Swim with Dolphins Tour.
    • Wetsuits, masks, snorkels & fins rental.
    • Alpaca Farm Tour.
    • Transport by 2017 or late model Mercedes Benz vans.
    • Complimentary Hotspot WIFI provided.
    • Complimentary light refreshments provided.
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • • Pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Christchurch.
    • Grab your cameras for some pictures at Hilltop Tavern with the most captivating harbour views & glistening waters of Akaroa.
    • Feast your taste buds at Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory who still make it the old traditional way.
    • Hop onboard a jet-powered catamaran & enjoy an unforgettable 2hr experience-providing close encounters with the playful Hector’s Dolphins swimming around you.
    • Time to explore the French inspired town by foot, enjoy lunch at one of the many waterfront cafes & explore the boutique shops.
    • Take a unique Alpaca Farm Tour; get a brief insight into Alpacas history, lead or hand feed them (if option selected).
    • Make your return journey via summit road (time & weather permitting) with the most fascinating views.
    • Return back & drop-off to your location.
  • Departure Point :
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from any Hotel / Apartments or your preferred location in Christchurch.Airports
    • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Customers must be confident & capable in the sea.
    • Please bring towel, swimming costume, sunscreen, hat & sunglasses.
    • Children aged 7 & younger are not allowed.
    • Children aged 8-12 must swim with a parent or guardian.
    • You can choose to watch while your friends are swimming.
    • In the unlikely event if you are not able to swim or see dolphins, then you'll be refunded 25% of the activity price.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by NZSI Tours & Travel

Activity ID: V-71335P26

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