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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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Heather C wrote a review Nov. 2020
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
What a fun experience. It was a cool but beautiful day and we saw Hectors dolphins, seals and birds. The skipper, Bainzy, was really knowledgeable about the history of Akaroa which made the trip even better. And of course, Buster, the dolphin dog. He and my son were best friends
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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 Dec. 4, 2020
What a lovely review! Thank you for choosing to come out with us. I will be sure to pass these kind words onto Bainzy. He will be super thrilled. Also, I will give Buster a 'good job' pat from your son :)
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Greg L wrote a review Nov. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Wonderful time ,awesome crew George,Nat,&dog Albie, so informative &we have learnt from these information of each scenic spots etc ,thanks for sharing on your background&you guys have such a friendly approachable attitude. Lovely homemade biscuit ,this biscuit recipe passed on
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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 Nov. 26, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your feedback with the others! It was a pleasure being able to show you our backyard. We will be sure to pass your lovely words onto George and Nat. It will make their day! We and Albie hope you can join us again in the future. Please take care :)
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Maja wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Excellent experience! Everything was just perfect!! We have seen dolphins and loads of other wild life + we also learnt a lot about Akaroa. The staff are amazing 😊 and there is also a complimentary drink! Way much then I have expected! Thank you for making this day
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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 Nov. 21, 2020
Wow! Unforgettable! Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our cruise. I will be sure to pass on your lovely review to the rest of the team, as I'm sure it will make their day! Thank you for recommending and for cruising out with us.
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emmat2020 wrote a review Nov. 2020
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What a fabulous tour! From the warm welcome, great commentary from the skipper George, service from Aonny, wine, amazing homemade cookies and so much wildlife. Couldn't have asked for more. Fabulous for the kids too, nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend.
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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 Nov. 20, 2020
Wow! What a lovely review! Thank you for coming out and for sharing your beautiful photo. We are so happy to hear that your kids had the best time with us. We will be sure to pass your lovely words onto George and Aommy. They will be super thrilled.
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510teresaw wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Amazing perfect calm day such a friendly crew seen so many dolphins today we were very spoilt the little dog always makes it extra special
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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 Nov. 18, 2020
Thank you for your lovely review and for sharing your photos with the others. It sounds you had the perfect day with us and our dolphin spotting dog "Buster" :)
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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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