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Swimming with Dolphins

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

Christchurch 80 Booked

Collect magical memories during your time in New Zealand with the once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with the world's smallest and rarest Hector's Dolphins

  • 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
What We Love:

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!

Activity Details

3 Hours



Meet Up

24 Hours

48 Hours


  • 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

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:

  • 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

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


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
US$ 58 60
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  • Swimming with Dolphins

    US$ 114 US$ 110

  • Dolphin Watching

    US$ 60 US$ 58

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