Family Activities:

Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa


Surround yourself in the picturesque harbors of banks peninsula and swim with New Zealand’s very own Hector dolphin, found in no other part of the world. Akaroa is easily accessible with just a 90-minute drive from Christchurch Airport. You can either drive yourself or catch one of daily shuttles from the town center. The odds are in your favor to view the dolphins!

Things to Know/Bring

-Infants are free of charge for watching only. Children between the ages of 8 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult, while children from 13 to 16 can swim, but must have an adult watching.
-Do not join this activity if you feel you are physically unable to swim 50 meters unaided in open-water conditions.
-The Sightseeing Guarantee allows you to receive a full refund if no dolphins are found. If you see dolphins, but are unable to swim with them, receive a partial refund.