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Swim with the Dolphins Tour

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Akaroa - don't miss out, book below now.

Swim with the Dolphins Tour

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Akaroa - don't miss out, book below now.

Swim with Dolphins in a Volcanic Paradise

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Akaroa, a unique French settlement nestled within a volcanic crater on the breathtaking Banks Peninsula. Formed millions of years ago by ancient eruptions, this picturesque town offers a blend of natural wonders and cultural charm.

This intimate small-group tour, with a maximum of 8 guests, ensures a personalised experience and ample opportunities to connect with the natural beauty and cultural richness of Akaroa.

Swim with Dolphins: A Magical Encounter

The highlight of your adventure awaits at Akaroa's main wharf, where you'll meet the Black Cat Cruises team for the experience of a lifetime: swimming with Hector's dolphins in their natural habitat. These playful and curious creatures are the world's smallest and rarest dolphins, and encountering them in the crystal-clear waters of Akaroa Harbour is a truly magical experience.

Scenic Journey and Breathtaking Views:

Your journey to Akaroa is just as enchanting as the destination itself. Traveling over the stunning Banks Peninsula via the high summit route, you'll be treated to panoramic views of rolling farmlands, the sparkling waters of Akaroa and Lyttelton Harbours, the vast Canterbury Plains, the distant cityscape of Christchurch, and the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps. Keep your camera ready to capture the breathtaking scenery of remote coastal bays that punctuate the coastline.

Explore Akaroa's French Heritage:

After your exhilarating swim with dolphins, refuel with a delightful lunch at an award-winning café in Akaroa. Then, step back in time as you explore the charming 175-year-old French village. Wander through its historic streets, lined with unique art and craft shops, artists' studios, and a museum that unveils the fascinating stories of the early settlers.

Additional Delights:

Time permitting, your adventure will continue with stops at Little River, a quaint town nestled amidst the peninsula's natural beauty, Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, where you can sample delicious artisanal cheeses, and Birdlings Flat, a picturesque coastal area known for its stunning views.

Join us for a day of wonder and discovery in Akaroa, where you'll swim with dolphins in a volcanic paradise, explore a charming French village, and soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Banks Peninsula.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Maximum of 8 guests per trip.
  • Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views (weather permitting)
  • Swim with Dolphins encounter.
  • Cafe lunch in Akaroa
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic (weather permitting)
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary.

 

Departure time: 8.00 – 8.15 am

Return: Approx 5.00 pm.

Tour Code: AK02

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Swim with Dolphins Encounter
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!

 

The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

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Indulge in Complimentary Lunch and Afternoon Tea on Your Tour

Our tours all include a scrumptious lunch on the waterfront and afternoon tea from a scenic lookout.