NEW ZEALAND Akaroa Swimming with Dolphin

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  • 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 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!


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Inclusive Of

  • 2 hours in the water, swimming with Hector's Dolphins
  • A portion of every ticket sale goes towards the research and education of Hector's dolphins
  • Wetsuit
  • All necessary gear
  • Round-trip transfers from the main wharf to swimming location


  • The voucher is only valid on the specified date and time


  • Children aged 0-16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children aged 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult swimmer in the water
  • Child ticket: Age 8-16

Booking Limitations

  • You must be a confident swimmer and capable of swimming at least 50m at a time

Additional Information

  • The Dolphin Watching package must be booked with the Swimming with Dolphin package. The Dolphin Watching package cannot be booked alone
Terms & Conditions


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day(s). 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

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hour(s) before the selected activity date
How To Use


Activity Schedule
  • This activity is available on


  • 1 Jan 2020-31 May 2020
  • 1 Sep 2020-31 Dec 2020
  • Time:
  • 06:30
  • 08:30
  • 11:30
  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Voucher Type

  • You can present either a printed or mobile voucher


  • Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand

How To Get There

  • Nearby landmarks: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Christchurch