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Akaroa Swimming with Dolphin

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Swim with Hector's dolphins, the smallest in the world!

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Swim with the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, rated as one of the top ten Marine Mammal Experiences in the world by Lonely Planet
  • If you prefer not to get in the water, you can watch the dolphins from the comfort of the boat
  • Part of your ticket price will be donated to the conservation, research and education of Hector's Dolphins
Most Recent Review

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Nice experience but the wave is a little too big to enjoy, even try to find out where dolphin is.

US$ 58.69

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    4.6 (7 reviews)

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  • Swimming with Dolphins

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    • Dolphin Watching must be bought with a Swimming with Dolphin - this can NOT be bought alone

    US$ 115.39

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    • Dolphin Watching must be bought with a Swimming with Dolphin - this can NOT be bought alone
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What To Expect

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to have an unforgettable swim with Hector's dolphins, the world's smallest dolphins which are endemic to New Zealand. In the clear waters of Akaroa Harbor and surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs, you'll get to experience an intimate connection with nature in your small group. If you'd rather stay dry, you can still watch these cute marine mammals splash in the water with the other passengers, from the excellent viewing platform of the boat. This is an experience not to be missed if you are in New Zealand, and is even rated as one of the top ten greatest marine mammal encounters in the world by Lonely Planet!

Swim with dolphins in New Zealand - a once in a lifetime experience!
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If you'd prefer, watch the dolphins play in the water from the warmth and comfort of the boat
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Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
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Package Options

Package Options:

Swimming with Dolphins:
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between the main wharf and swimming location
  • 2 hours in the water, swimming with Hector's Dolphins
  • Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, booties, gloves and a hood for use if required
  • A portion of every ticket sale goes towards the research and education of Hector's dolphins
Dolphin Watching:
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between the main wharf and swimming location
  • 2 hours on the water, dolphin watching
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 8-16
  • Children aged 8-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult swimmer in the water
  • All children (16 years or younger) must be accompanied (on the vessel) by an adult
  • You must be a confident swimmer and capable of swimming at least 50m at a time
  • Dolphin Watching must be bought with a Swimming with Dolphin - this can NOT be bought alone
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to redeem your ticket
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Departure Time:

  • Everyday besides June, July and August (closed), 6:30am, 8:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

How To Get There:

  • Address: Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • How to get there: 1.5 hour drive from Christchurch
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (7) 4.6
  • HSIANG-EN 19 Dec 2017
    Nice experience but the wave is a little too big to enjoy, even try to find out where dolphin is.
  • YI-CHENG 8 Jun 2017
    it was a fairly steep price but at the end of it would have happily paid twice that much - it was wonderful.
  • sam yin 25 Dec 2016
    It is a fantastic tour to see the Hector's dolphins, NZ fur seals and penguins. The guid's service was truly exceptional, especially mike making sure everyone was comfortable.
  • Carina 11 Dec 2016
    We went on this wildlife cruise which was very good.We saw plenty of dolphins! and the scenery was amazing! Highly recommend!
  • AlyShenzhen 2 May 2017
    All the staff were very friendly and the staff had solved everything we needed, and even provided a warm sweat jacket. Two hours of travel, we went to the side of the harbor and had a short trip at sea. The return is on the other side of the harbor. See the wild animals including dolphins, penguins, seagulls, penguins and seals. In short, it was a very pleasant, very full sailing.
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  • Wai 19 Apr 2017
    The weather was fine on that day. We see dolphins, penguins and seals. The staff was very friendly and gave us a lot of good information about the history of the area.
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  • Hon Cheong 3 Apr 2017
    That day the weather is really very suitable for boat trips, sea breeze blowing people want to fly up. Watching dolphins play in the sea, they are not afraid of Health, no wonder that dolphins are one of the best friends of man ha ha. Great experience!
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