Akaroa Day Tour – Swim with Dolphins LT-09A

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


Day Tour to Akaroa including swimming with the rear and endangered Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa Harbour. Optional lunch available.

Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa. A charming small township nestled in a innerharbour bay of Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula.

The township contains a host of historic buildings, craft and gift shops together with a multitude of idyllic photo opportunities. Lunch is available at the naturally picturesque setting of Akaroa Village at the popular Bully Hayes. (Lunch is an optional extra) Once in Akaroa  enjoy the opportunity to swim with the rear and endangered Hector Dolphins on the Canterbury Cat Two. Prior to your swim you will be equipped with wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers. On locating a pod of Hector Dolphins you will enter the water to swim with one of the rarest dolphins in the world, this species of dolphins being found only in the waters around the southern half  of the South Island of New Zealand. Whilst on board the Canterbury Cat Two you will sight  not only dolphins but also a range of sea birds, and quite often the Little Blue Penguin and seals. On your return journey to Christchurch a stop will be made at the Barry’s Bay Cheese factory, where you will get to sample some fine New Zealand cheese


  • Collected from your accommodation
  • Travel to Akaroa via Lake Ellesmere, Lake Forsyth and Little River
  • Stop at the Hill Top to experience panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour
  • Following your arrival in Akaroa you will join the Canterbury Cat Two for you opportunity to swim with the rear and endangered Hector’s Dolphins. You will be equipped with wet suit, mask, snorkel and flippers for this unique swimming opportunity.
  •   Lunch available at Bully Hayes a popular restaurant on the waterfront in the heart of Akaroa with a wide choice of New Zealand food available. This is an optional extra that is available at the time of booking for an additional cost of $35.00 per adult nd $20.00 per child.
  • On your return journey visit the cheese factory at Barrys Bay and sample some fine New Zealand cheese
  • Collected 8.30-9.00am Returned 5.45pm
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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 08.45
Duration : 8 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 15
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Vehicle, Fully Guided Tour, Dolphin Swimming and lunch, optional.
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