The hector’s dolphin is one of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, which live in Akaroa Harbour.
Black Cat operate trips on the harbour where you have the opportunity to swim with the hector’s dolphin. There are only 12 swimmers allowed on each trip, which means that this is a more intimate experience compared with swimming with dolphins in other parts of New Zealand. The smaller groups also mean that there is a good chance of interacting with the dolphins.
The three-hour excursion gives you two hours on the water and it costs $160 (cheaper if you simply want to go on the cruise to watch).