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Year round, get up close and personal with New Zealand’s Hector’s Dolphin – the world’s rarest. Cruise the harbour of historic French Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, aboard your Black Cat Cruises vessel. Winner Supreme NZ Tourism Award
Swimming with Dolphins - Akaroa
Akaroa Harbour is the only place on the entire planet where you can get up close and personal with New Zealand’s playful Hector’s dolphin – the world’s smallest and rarest species. Just 90 minutes from Christchurch, depart the historic French township of Akaroa aboard one of Black Cat Cruises safe and comfortable vessels. All year round an unforgettable adventure awaits you, where everything is provided for your pleasure: wetsuits, masks, snorkels, hot showers, hot chocolate, even a free gift pack. You can also watch the dolphins, along with other seafaring wildlife, from aboard. Black Cat Cruises – Winner Supreme NZ Tourism Award
Vessel: Cat 2, Black Knight, Black Pearl – minimum 2, maximum 12 swimmers 8 watchers.
Commentaries/Interpretation: Great English speaking guides, Information sheets in German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Korean.
Departs: Daily All year
Swimming with dolphins
6.30am, 8.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm
Departure Point: Main Wharf or 61 Beach Road, Akaroa (departs 30 minutes after check in). Return time is when customers ready to leave wharf.
Tour Length: 3 hours
Option to purchase a photo pack. Non-compulsory.