A friendly, unique and personal Hector's dolphin swimming experience in the Akaroa harbour

Join us for a fun morning out on the water.  Our small boat is ideal for an intimate Hector's dolphin swimming Akaroa encounter!  With only one trip per day we are not in a rush and will take plenty of time to ensure you get the best experience possible.

We will also explore some of the volcanic coastline, including sea caves, and look out for seals, penguins and sea birds.  

Hector Dolphin

Read more information about the tour and meet the crew. You can see a collection of dolphin swimming photos in the Gallery

Loved that it was a small group of people which made it really personal. Great that it's a small tour and we weren't confined to a set route. Was super lucky to see a mother with her baby (obviously not able to swim with them, they're really clear that these are wild animals and everything we did felt like the animals were respected). Mafi was able to provide lots of information about the dolphins and we jumped in to swim with some and had a few playful ones around the boat. Such an awesome experience!! 

Explore a cave
Flock of gulls