Akaroa Harbor Swim with Dolphins

  • Port

    Christchurch (tours from Akaroa), New Ze

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD179 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    3.0 Hours

  • Meals included


Akaroa is the only place where you can swim with the world's smallest and rarest dolphins - the Hector's Dolphin. These dolphins are protected by a marine mammal sanctuary and this cruise will provide the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures close up in their own environment.
At the start of the cruise, you’ll be given safety instructions, a briefing on how to interact with the dolphins and what to expect during your journey. You’ll be accompanied by a dedicated dolphin guide who is trained to maximise your dolphin swimming experience.
Absorb the beautiful scenery as your small catamaran cruises out to where the dolphins are usually found. Once the dolphins are located, you’ll have around 45 minutes in the water with them. The amazing thing about swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat is that you are doing it completely on their terms. Whilst the inquisitive dolphins happily swim around you, the crew will be on hand to capture the memorable encounter on camera (available to purchase at the end of the cruise).After your fantastic dolphin experience, you’ll be able to sit and relax with a hot drink.
For every booking a donation will be made to the ongoing research and education on Hector’s Dolphins.