Swimming

Swimming with Dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds ($185pp)

New Zealand’s best dolphin swimming experience can be found in the shimmering, flat waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Swimming with wild dolphins is a genuine bucket list activity

Dusky, Bottlenose, Common, Orca and the rare Hector’s dolphins frequent the area and will provide you with an amazing dolphin experience.

The tour is Fully Guided with Qualified Staff and the only permitted operator to swim with dolphins in the area, so you are in safe hands. Calm Sheltered Warm Waters with a ‘no seasickness guarantee’ should set your mind at rest. If you decide not to swim there are plenty of opportunities to see the dolphins as well as the stunning scenery you will be provided with an array of fantastic photo opportunities

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What our customers say

Marlborough Lodge was the last luxury lodge we stayed in after 3 weeks (9 lodges) in the South Island. All experiences have been lovely but this place is just gorgeous. The staff were all so delightful, the food great and the building and grounds just stunning.

belindaellenscott

Our entire stay was absolutely amazing. Our room was spacious and very comfortable with beautiful views of the vineyards. This property is exceptional in every way, the gardens breathtakingly beautiful. Breakfast and dinner were included as were drinks and canapés before dinner outside . Karen and staff were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. The Lodge has bikes and we went for a pleasurable ride through the vineyards . A truly fabulous and memorable stay.

255103linda

Tastefuly furnished with a Nespresso machine, pods, and gorgeous fresh creamery milk. Great shower with lovely toiletries provided...and great 4G WiFi. Don't stay here if you want Cook...but why would you when you've got some of the best chefs and wine the area has at Hans Herzog Bistro, Restaurant and vineyard across the road.

gay sweeney

My dad and I stayed here for 4 nights, actually it was so good, we extended! From the rooms, to breakfast and dinner, to the grounds and staff, the lodge exceeds even the most distinguished expectations! I have stayed in the best hotels around the world, but The Marlborough Lodge is without hesitation one of those places where you will always remember every detail because they exceeded in every category! Can't wait to return!

ThomasNY