Meet the world’s smallest and friendliest dolphins – the New Zealand Hector’s Dolphin. Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula is a protected marine sanctuary and with Black Cat Cruises you can have a close encounter with these rare and incredibly playful mammals. Now it is your chance to get out there and swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat. Watch as they dart around, frolicking and mucking about beside you in the ocean waves. This incredible wildlife encounter will resonate forever with you; it truly is an unforgettable experience. Black Cat Cruises provide the wetsuits, masks and a snorkel for your 3 hour excursion of swimming with the dolphins. All you have to bring is your swimming costume, a towel and a sense of fun and adventure. You will be provided with a hot shower afterwards and you can look forward to a hot drink after your swim. What a great way to spend the day with marine nature in a picturesque harbour surrounded by volcanic cliffs and fascinating wildlife.
What an amazing day from start to finish
What an amazing day from start to finish. The staff were amazing, from the ladies behind the counter to the guys on the boat with us. The knowledge and love these guys have for the Héctor dolphins were outstanding! The day was just so special from start to finish! We saw lots of dolphins in the waters swimming and playing around which was beautiful to see. Unfortunately, we only got in the water once and the dolphins weren't very interested in staying around us for very long but it was still amazing to have a wild dolphin swim past you!! It was a really lovely gesture to serve hot chocolate on the way back to warm everyone up a little and even though I personally had a once in a lifetime experience the tour guides felt we did not get the best experience and decided a partial refund was necessary. Black cat cruises were amazing and I'd definitely go on this cruise again. Thank you so much.