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Canterbury Trails

Akaroa Dolphin Swim and Banks Peninsula Day Tour

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  • Swim with dolphins!
  • Includes lunch and morning/afternoon teas
  • Accommodation pickups/drop offs
  • Cheese factory visit, expert commentary
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Marine wildlife lovers will be in their element with an amazing swim with the dolphins tour in the stunning Akaroa region of New Zealand from Christchurch. Hop aboard a comfortable coach and head along a high alpine route which grants spectacular views of this wonderfully scenic area of New Zealand, including such area highlights as the Canterbury Plains, rolling farm land and Akaroa Harbour itself.

Enjoy a delicious picnic-style morning tea, followed by a refreshing cafe lunch in Akaroa before hitting the water to get up close with the region's famed Hector's Dolphins colony. Experience the joy of encountering these highly intelligent marine mammals firsthand and witness why their inquisitive nature makes them such a popular animal with visitors from all over the world. This fully-guided tour features an extensive itinerary and multiple inclusions - such as complimentary accommodation pickups and dropoffs, picnic morning & afternoon teas, comprehensive expert commentary and much more; for one of the best value ways to both experience NZ's nature and come face to face with dolphins, book this Akaroa swim with the dolphins tour online today!


  • Small group full day personally guided day tour from Christchurch to Akaroa and back
  • Swim with wild dolphins tour in Akaroa
  • Mini coach scenic drive with spectacular views
  • Delicious picnic morning and afternoon teas
  • Restaurant lunch in Akaroa
  • Courtesy city hotel / homestay pickup and drop-off
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary


  • Departing Christchurch at 8.30am and returning approximately 5.45pm

What To Bring

  • Day Pack (or bag you can carry and have both hands free)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Lip balm
  • Camera with extra card, spare batteries
  • Check the weather, dress accordingly and if necessary carry extra appropriate clothing. If you think that the clothing you have with you in New Zealand is inadequate/ unsuitable for your tour let us know, at least, the day before departure, so we can lend you some

Additional Information

  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this tour. Should 1 person be booking, please note you will be on a wait list and the tour will only go ahead should it reach the minimum number requirements
  • Canterbury Trails is an exclusive personal day tour company and caters for up to 10 guests on each tour

Terms And Conditions

  • In the event of bad weather or if circumstances beyond our control make it difficult to ensure the safety of your clients, and we cancel the tour, we will provide you with a full refund
  • The tours offered by Canterbury Trails are undertaken by the clients at their own risk and neither Canterbury Trails nor it's agents accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage to any property of it's clients or for any injury sustained by a client while undertaking any tour. We highly recommend that our guests leave valuables at home or if they must take them, that they carry them on their person at all times. We recommend that all passengers take out travel insurance
  • Any cancellations made within 30 days of departure, the full tour price will be charged

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher


  • Travel to Akaroa over the beautiful Banks Peninsula, formed following violent eruptions of two ancient volcanoes. The high summit route gives glorious views of Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains and the distant Southern Alps and the remote bays and farmlands.
  • Enjoy lunch at the award winning Bully Hayes on the waterfront
  • Enjoy the quaint colonial style architecture and wander around the charming 150 year old French harbourside village of Akaroa with it's museum of settlers' history, art and craft shops and studios, cafes and wine bars.
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