Akaroa Swimming with Dolphins LT09ACS



An unique opportunity to swim with the world’s smallest, rarest and endangered Hector’s dolphins in Akaroa Harbour. Two swim times daily, however, due to small group sizes early bookings are essential

A shore excursion with the unique opportunity to  swim with the world’s smallest, rarest and endangered dolphins — Hector’s dolphins, these dolphins are only found in the waters surrounding the southern half of the South Island of New Zealand.  Akaroa’s beautiful sheltered harbor is the only place where you can actually swim with the rare Hector’s dolphins. With a maximum of 12 swimming participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.  The swim boat departs every day at 11.30 am or 1.30 pm from the wharf, adjacent to where your cruise ship tender will berth and depart from. Prior to your departure you will be equipped with wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers.

Tour Duration is 2 hours.

Due to the limited daily availability, a maximum of 12 swimmer per tour early bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
Duration : 2 hours
Maximum number of people : 12
Venue Facilities : Dolphin Swimming, wetsuit, mask and snorkel equipment provided, •Small and intimate experience, only 12 swimmers permitted per vessel,
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Client Reviews

  • "Great Experience"
    Booked this tour several months in advance for when our cruise ship was in Akaroa as this was something myself and my partner really wanted to do whilst in New Zealand. As we had been looking forward to swimming with the dolphins for so long our expectations were high and I am very pleased to say they were fully meet! Everything was great from the initial booking, through the check in and briefing to the swim itself. A truly great experience.
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  • "Amazing little dolphins"
    This tour was great. The world's smallest and rearest dolphins. I'm glad I did it.
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  • "Easy as excursion"
    The tour operated on the same jetty where the tenders arrive so it was really simple to get there, staff really helpful and booking a breeze.
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