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If you are like many people you will have dreamt of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Only a select few are able to realise their dream and take part in the most unique adventure of a lifetime.

There is only one place on the planet where you can swim with the worlds smallest and rarest dolphin - the Hector or New Zealand Dolphin - and that is the beautiful sheltered setting of Akaroa Harbour in New Zealand's South Island.

Swimming with Dolphins

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you make a booking today to swim with the dolphins, we limit our numbers to a maximum of just 12 swimmers per trip.

Black Cat Cruises operates swimming with dolphins in Akaroa, just an 80 minute drive from Christchurch. We have conducted dolphin swimming for over 30 years and were one of the first dolphin swimming operators in New Zealand.


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Swimming with Dolphins

CruisesSwimming with dolphins is operated by Black Cat Cruises, previous winners of the supreme tourism award. For details of their other cruise options click below.

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  • Full briefing by your dolphin guide
  • Wetsuit and mask
  • Modern, comfortable vessels
  • Hot showers
  • FREE hot drinks
  • FREE gift pack including certificate, postcard and dolphin information sheet

The Hector Dolphin is only found in New Zealand, the more we can learn about the dolphins the better their future will be, so download the Hector's activity fun book now.

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