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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.
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Raymond A wrote a review Nov. 3
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Ian, Tracey & Buster provided an excellent cruise of Akaroa harbour. Plenty of Hector dolphins and great knowledge of Akaroa harbour. Gentle NE breeze and a beautiful sunny day made if fabulous. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you! I will be sure to let the team know you had a great time. I'm glad the weather behaved too that is always a bonus :)
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john chase wrote a review Nov. 2
3 contributions
Absolutely tremendous experience, saw lots of dolphins, seals and even an albatross and some penguins. Very comfortable boat and friendly, helpful staff. Buster the dog was charming and certainly added to the experience. One suggestion - another speaker at the back of the boat
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Loved hearing you had a great experience. Buster is awesome, isn't he! We are sorry that you had trouble hearing the commentary. I will be sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you again and please take care.
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Lizrm wrote a review Nov. 1
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions
We had a really enjoyable cruise, saw hector dolphins and seals and Stu gave good commentary on the surrounding area and history of Akoroa while Emma looked after us all with drinks and cookies. Star of the show had to be Albie the spaniel who melted everyone’s hearts. Would
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure having you onboard. We will be sure to pass this onto Stew and Emma. They will be super thrilled. Thank you for choosing to come out with us. We will give Albie a 'good job' cuddle from you :)
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Chris Staton wrote a review Nov. 1
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great experience for the family with stunning scenery and brilliant crew. The trip was very informative and an absolutely pleasurable experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your cruise and very lucky to have such a passionate team here at Akaroa Dolphins. We would love to see you come cruise with us again!
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Trevor B wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ngatea, New Zealand11 contributions4 helpful votes
Saw lots of Hector's Dolphins, seals and a couple of penguins. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew who answered lots of questions and gave an excellent commentary. A highly recommended excursion.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow! What a wonderful review. Sounds you had the best day with us. Thank you for recommending and for choosing to come out with us, it means a lot to our small family business.
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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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  • Languages Offered: English
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