Akaroa is one of my favourite places in Canterbury. It’s just 90 minutes drive away. I was meant to go out dolphin swimming for a friend’s birthday (just as a non-swimmer), but it got a bit rough and they recommended non-swimmers give it a miss as the swells on the boat would make us sick. So I hopped on-board the Blackcat Harbour Cruise instead while my friends swam with the Hector’s dolphins.
This is a white-capped albatross – it landed beside the boat and checked us out.
The smallest dolphin in the world – the Hector’s dolphin, They are also very quick and hard to photograph.
Hector’s Dolphin swimming under the bow of the boat.
My friends swimming with the Hector’s dolphins.