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Swimming with Dolphins (Black Cat Cruises)

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

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