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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching provided by Akaroa Dolphins

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching

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Departure Point
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A complimentary glass of New Zealand wine, beer or non-alcoholic option
  • One of our famous home-baked cookies
Exclusions
  • We do not swim with the dolphins on our tours.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • We do not swim with the dolphins
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
874Reviews
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Harolds Ladd wrote a review Dec. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome trip out with Akaroa Dolphins today, couldn’t have been better. So many pods of dolphins including mums and calves, shags, penguins, fur seals and sea birds. Delightful scenery and wonderful hospitality. A big thank you to the team at Akaroa Dolphins, the skipper, crew
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you! We really appreciate your review. What a treat seeing newborn Hector's dolphins.
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Sharon H wrote a review Dec. 2020
Waikanae, Waikato, New Zealand54 contributions28 helpful votes
Akaroa Dolphins, 5 star, second time with them, fantastic boat, skipper enthusiastic and knowledgeable, crew looked after everyone so well, Buster the dog is a star. Heaps of dolphins cruising at the bow, loved it.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
5 STARS! Amazing! Thank you so much for your kind words! It's wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic time with our crew and saw lots of Hector's dolphins. Thank you for coming out with us for a second time!
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Mike V wrote a review Dec. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly recommend the Akaroa Dolphins trip! We had such a great morning spotting the playful dolphins who swam alongside us and also learned about the local history and other wildlife. Welcoming and friendly hosts, drinks and fresh baking included and we were blessed with
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 4 weeks ago
It's so lovely to hear you had a great time and saw the beautiful Hector's dolphins here in Akaroa Harbour. Thank you for your kind words and for supporting our family business! We really appreciate it.
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Kevin wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Trip experience was simply awesome - lots of dolphins and really informative commentary. Recommended
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your photos. It sounds you had a great time with us and our dolphin spotting dog "Buster" :)
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Jo.R wrote a review Dec. 2020
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We head across to Akaroa and took the kids on the Akaroa dolphin cruise. It was hands down the best boat trip we have ever done. Impeccable service, fantastic and friendly hosts, amazing scenery and the dolphins showed up too! My husband and I can’t rate these guys highly
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 4 weeks ago
WOW! Thank you so much for your lovely review and cruising with us! We are over the moon to hear your experience with us at Akaroa Dolphins was the best! We will pass this onto our team. They will be super thrilled.
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About the operator

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Gregonz
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Great experience...
Very well run tour, with a great friendly atmosphere. Boat was excellent for the cruise, and the super friendly dog
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J_M30a
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A great couple of hours on the water
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We struck a lovely, fine day and the water was smooth. This is advertised as being
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901caza
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Awesome afternoon and fabulous experience
We spent two hours on board the boat with George (skipper) and Buster the dolphin dog. We had an amazing time and
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MonMuir
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Local guide, great wildlife spotting
Excellent trip where we saw Hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, giant petrels, plenty of other seabirds and even an alb
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Thelongones
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Beautiful boat
The boat for this trip is new and very comfortable. Homemade cookies and a refreshing drink made the trip a very en
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travelerwannabee20
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Great adventure
OMG! What an experience! Hector Dolphins, seal pups and penguins! Plus a great family run business, doesn't get
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lolablack2
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Aka-Do!!!
Fantastic family-run tour which even includes complimentary drinks and cookies made by grandma - and a dolphin-hun
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BrisChic
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Gorgeous tour, wonderful experience
This was a very relaxed, informative and enjoyable tour. The boat is slick and new and very stable. First Mate Albi
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mcgregor47
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A fabulous cruise
The tour was informative and interesting. We saw Hector’s Dolphins, fur seals and a Northern Giant Petrel floating
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karena56
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Great Cruise
We went on the Akaroa Dolphins cruise this morning and had a magical time. We saw so many dolphins, it is had to im
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ErinC792
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Fabulous
Akaroa Harbour is a natural beauty. This cruise had one of the most interesting commentaries I've had on this type
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PJ254
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Professional all the Way
We could not fault our experience, we got to see the dolphins, seals and penguins, as well as the lava extrusion so
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Craig O
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The best
These guys do it perfectly. The cruise itself, but also all the other little things - jackets on board to borrow (y
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John E
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Great Boat Tour
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide took us on a 2 hr cruise that was a real delight. Lots of 'Hector' dolphins,
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andysanders72
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Akaroa trip
Good trip, staff friendly and knowledgeable worth the $ got to see dolphins and fur seals. Plenty of room on the bo
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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