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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the experience to swim with the dolphins. We were very lucky to encounter a small group of dolphins that played in front of the group and kept swimming around us.
Still, these are wild animals and you have to be lucky. The crew also gave a lot of information.

Thank dstuijvenberg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an unbelievable trip with black cat cruises to see the hector dolphin, Harry and Hannah were especially brilliant they had top knowledge and were super friendly. We saw a mother and baby dolphin followed by swimming with 12 dolphins, truly amazing both on and off the boat. Would recommend the 6.30am trip, it’s painfully early but well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank georgiafrost4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw dolphins, seals, penguin and other birds. The captain explained very nicely during the whole cruise.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank thomaswZ6674NP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do adventure when visiting Akaroa. Emmy & Chris took us out and were both fabulous. We quickly found some Hector dolphins and had the most amazing time swimming with them. We were in the water with them for 40 minutes. It was worth every penny and we’ll definitely do it again when next there. Thank you so much for the most memorable day of our holiday.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank 528ThomasW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outset it is made clear that the staff at Black Cat really care for the dolphins and their future. No promises are made that you will see anything and the importance of not touching them is enforced due to the dolphin's sensitive skin that can be torn with even a sharp nail.

The boat ride through and out of the bay was great fun in itself, I highly recommend standing out on the bow to enjoy the waves and views!

It was great fun helping our guides Kate and Harry to spot the dorsal fins of the dolphins popping up to get an idea where they were.

We managed to get a great swim with around 14 of them at one point, also managing to see an albatross, fur seal and a penguin!

Kate and Harry were very informative and were just as excited as us to see the Dolphins even though they get to do it every day which made the experience that much better.

Couldn't recommend this tour enough, brilliant day out!

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Calum M
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