Pricing and Conditions

Adult $185.00
Child
(15 year(s) and under)
$155.00
Age Restriction angle-down

8

Other charges angle-down

Dolphin spectating price is $95 for adults and $55 for children (5-15 years)

Terms and conditions angle-down

Hector's dolphins are one of the world's rarest and smallest dolphins. Their main base is around Akaroa Harbour and so we offer a dolphin guarantee with our dolphin swim experience. The Hector's are wild and free in their natural habitat and we see dolphins on 97% of all of our trips. If you however do not see them we will refund you 50% of your ticket price. If you do see them but only have a partial swim (skippers discretion) then will we give you a 25% discount.

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Four days prior for group bookings. no cancellation fee if cancelled more than 24 hours in advance for FIT customers.

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About

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the ‘Top 10 Marine Mammal Experiences in The World’! Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises) is the ultimate dolphin experience, swimming in the wild with the endangered Hector’s Dolphin- the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin.

Located in stunning Akaroa, just 90 minutes from Christchurch, it is the only place in the world where you can get up close with New Zealand’s Hector's dolphin.

Our experience and dedication to our local environment delivers a New Zealand must-do activity.

Operating year-round, everything is provided for your comfort and safety:
- Purpose-built swimming boats
- Wet suits
- Masks
- Changing facilities with hot showers
- Hot chocolate
- Gloves and hoods provided in winter

Opening times

Business hours:
8:30am - 5:30pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Location

Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
90 minutes from Christchurch Airport
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
500m
decisions Proximity to town:
5 minutes walk from central Akaroa

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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