Akaroa Dolphin Swimming & Alpaca Farm Tour


Enjoy once in a lifetime experience-swim & snorkel with the World’s smallest & rarest Hector’s Dolphins in the emerald waters of Akaroa. Get up-close & personal at Alpaca Farm Tour and wander through these majestic beauties. Explore the French town by foot, enjoy lunch at a waterfront café & discover the boutique shops.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Barry’s Bay Traditional Cheese Factory and try some of their award-winning cheese.
  • Scenic drive on an extinct volcanic crater on Banks Peninsula with magnificent views of Akaroa Harbour.
  • Swim with Hector’s Dolphins – an ultimate dolphin experience with the World’s smallest & rarest.
  • Engage yourself in an interactive Alpaca Farm Tour with over 130 grazing Alpacas.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)

Tour 1: Dolphin Swimming & Alpaca Tour - approx. 9 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)

$500 for upto 6 people

$800 for upto 7 - 11 people

Swim with Dolphins activity & Alapaca Farm Tour Extra: $225 adult / $170 child (8-15 years) & Spectator Adult $135 / Child $70 (5-15 years) & infant free.

(Children 8-12 yrs MUST be accompanied by an adult swimmer. Children 13-16 must be accompanied by an Adult Spectator)

Tour 2: Dolphin Swimming approx. 8 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)

$450 for upto 6 people

$750 for upto 7 - 11 people

Swim & snorkel with the Worlds smallest & rarest Hectors Dolphins activity extra: $185 adult / $155 child (8-15 years) & Spectator Adult $95 / Child $55 (5-15 years) & infant free.

(Children 8-12 yrs MUST be accompanied by an adult swimmer. Children 13-16 must be accompanied by an Adult Spectator.)

 

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

  • Pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Christchurch.
  • Grab your cameras for some pictures at Hilltop Tavern with the most captivating harbour views & glistening waters of Akaroa.
  • Feast your taste buds at Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory who still make it the old traditional way.
  • Hop onboard a jet-powered catamaran & enjoy an unforgettable 2hr experience-providing close encounters with the playful Hector’s Dolphins swimming around you.
  • Time to explore the French inspired town by foot, enjoy lunch at one of the many waterfront cafes & explore the boutique shops.
  • Take a unique Alpaca Farm Tour; get a brief insight into Alpacas history, lead or hand feed them (if option selected).
  • Make your return journey via summit road (time & weather permitting) with the most fascinating views.
  • Return back & drop-off to your location.

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

What you can expect during your visit:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Price includes:

  • Private Tour.
  • Transport by late model Mercedes Benz vans.
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.
  • Swim with Dolphins Tour (if option selected)
  • Wetsuits, masks, snorkels & fins rental.
  • Alpaca Farm Tour (If option selected)

Addtional Info:

  • To participate in the dolphin swim activity, you must be a reasonably confident swimmer, capable in the sea.
  • The minimum age is 8 years and up, children aged 8 to 12 must swim with a parent or guardian.
  • Note that the pick-up time may be earlier than the tour start time.
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate.
  • In the unlikely event if you are not able to swim or see dolphins, then you'll be refunded 25% of the activity price.

Note: Swimming costumes are available on hire ($5 each plus $20 returnable deposit).

COMPLIMENTARY HOTSPOT WIFI & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

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