Akaroa is such a cute little town on the Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South island, 75km from Christchurch. Its a beautiful French-like town and is well known for being home to the worlds rarest and smallest dolphins – Hector dolphins… and they’re AMAZING!
Rather than tell you anymore about this beautiful place we’d rather show you. Check out our first ever GoPro video of our Valentine’s Day in 2016 – when we took a day trip from Christchurch to this magical little town.
About the company
We swam with dolphins using a company called Black Cat Cruises and we must say that they were great. The knowledge and passion that the staff have for the dolphins and their protection is truly inspiring. Its not just another day in the office for these guys, they want you to love every minute as much as they do.
To swim with the dolphins can be a little pricey coming in at $160NZD per adult and $130NZD for children up to 15 years of age. You will get your moneys worth with these and have an experience of a lifetime.
A cheaper option
If the Black Cat Cruise is a little out of your price range you’ll be happy to know that the dolphins LOVE a sea kayak! You can hire one from Akaroa Adventure Centre – for half a day it will cost you $45. Ask around for the best spots to find the dolphins and no doubt, you’ll have a great time.
We had the most amazing experience with these fascinating creatures and with Black Cat Cruises. Swimming with Dolphins in the wild feels so amazing – have you ever wanted to swim with dolphins, or where have you done it? We’d love to hear from you.