Just 80 minutes drive from Christchurch, Akaroa harbour is one of the only places on the planet where you can swim with the Hector or New Zealand Dolphin, the smallest and rarest dolphin in the world.
EcoSeaker are a small friendly family owned business by operators Steve and Kerstin Hamilton who have been in the Akaroa Harbour for many years operating small Harbour Tours which depart from Daly’s wharf in Akaroa township. Steve your skipper is a 5th generation local and descendant of early French and Scottish settlers and an experienced dolphin swimming skipper and Department of Conservation dolphin tour operator.
Join Steve on EcoSeaker on one of their small friendly personal tours and experience the magic of your dolphin swim with a intimate group of only 12 swimmers in the water per trip, passengers just wishing to view the dolphins only are also welcome on this trip, with a 90.5% success rate this has to be the tour for you, complimented by providing warm wetsuits, mask & snorkel, hot chocolate & biscuits.
EcoSeakers Professional crew provide a 3.5 hour trip, providing a longer trip than other companies in Akaroa. This gives us more time on the water to gain the encounter with the dolphins and also incorpoates their nature tour to maximise your experience on Akaroa Harbour, We will also endeavour to show you the other amazing wildlife and scenery out there as well. New Zealand Fur Seals, White Flippered Blue Penguins, Albatross, other sea birds, Cathedral Cave, Salmon and Mussel Farms also The Akaroa Marine reserve, subject to time and conditions.
To take part you must have a basic level of swimming ability and be able to swim 50 meters without aids. A basic level of fitness is required to swim to and from the boat and climb up and down the small entry ladder. Please remember this is swimming in the ocean and quite different from pool or beach swimming.
Dolphin Swim $160 pp Children $130 pp (8 to 15 yeasr old)
Dolphin Viewing $87 pp Children $85 pp (6 to 15 Years old)
Tours Depart from: Dalys wharf at 10:30AM daily from 1st of October to 30th of April.
A 2 hour tour experiencing all of the best points of interest that Akaroa Harbour has to offer. Some of the highlights you are likely to see are: 1000 foot cliffs, Sea Arches, Amazing Volcanic Formations, Caves, Marine Farms, White Flippered Blue Penguins, Albatross and other seabirds, Akaroa Marine Reserve, Nikau Palm Gully and occasional Blowholes. You will hearHear about the Volcanic and Maori history. Steve the owner & captain is a 5th generation local who knows the secrets of Akaroa Harbour. The boat is a fun, fast, adventurous 12.5 metre Rayglass Protector (an ex America’s Cup Chase boat).
Adults $75 pp Children $40 pp (0 to 15 years old
Tours Depart from: Dalys wharf at 02:30PM daily from 1st of October to 30th of April.
Freephone: 0800 326 794 Mobile: 021 246 9556 Email: email@example.com