Akaroa Harbour Swim with the Dolphins

There is only one place on the planet where you can swim with hector’s dolphins and that is sheltered Akaroa Harbour. Make a date with the world’s smallest, rarest, and friendliest dolphin. Akaroa harbour, a sea-invaded crater with stunning coastal scenery, is home to a plethora of marine species, including the very rare hector’s dolphins. Enjoy a three hour cruise onboard a jet-powered boat. All crew are highly trained and will provide a great briefing on how to best interact with the dolphins while in the water. The crew will be on hand to help with your wetsuit if necessary. If you are unable to swim with the dolphins, a small partial refund will be given by the operator, not onboard your ship.
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  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $199.99
    Children (12 & under) from $169.99

Please bring your camera for photos of Akaroa Harbour


Guests must be at least 8 years old to participate and children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water Children ages 13-16 years inclusive must be accompanied by an adult or guardian Dolphin season in Akaroa is between December and April Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are included Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water, your swimming costume, a towel and a change of clothing. Hot showers are available at the conclusion of tour Bring local currency for shopping and for purchasing lunch in Akaroa after your swim There is no guarantee of swimming with dolphins. For the protection of dolphins and other marine mammals, interaction with them is governed by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. If the conditions of the Act are not met or sea conditions are not safe, some trips will be viewing only Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and if not seen a small partial refund, in local currency, will be given by the operator, not onboard your cruise ship Guests participating should be a confident swimmer and able to swim 50m unaided. you will be required to swim to and from the boat The swim takes place in the open waters and not in an enclosed pool Participants should have some knowledge of English so you can understand safety instructions and emergency procedures. If you do not speak English, you should be able to read and understand the safety instructions and be confident you can communicate with crew using the pre-agreed hand signals in the event of an emergency
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