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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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Trish C wrote a review Oct. 2020
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We had a magical time. Great day for spotting all the wildlife. Commentary on the trip was perfect by the knowledgeable skipper and crew including our 4 legged furry dolphin spotter. Highly recommended.
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Oct. 15, 2020
Thank you for this beautiful review and for recommending us! We are happy to hear that you had a magical time seeing the Hector's dolphins and other wildlife. Our dolphin spotting dogs are awesome, aren't they!
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Mark wrote a review Oct. 2020
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We loved the experience. The boat was very nice. The tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. We had a great experience with dolphins and Albi the dog was an added bonus. Highly recommend. Excellent value for a family trip
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Oct. 15, 2020
Wow, it sounds like you had a perfect day with us and Albie our superstar dolphin spotting dog! Thank you for your excellent review.
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TheFamNZ wrote a review Oct. 2020
Rangiora, New Zealand26 contributions
We went with a strong easterly and cloudy skies, but had a magical time. Out of the two 'big name' cruises we've done in Akaroa, this was my favorite by far. Staff on the boat were chatty and nice, The four legged staff member was a delight and to top it off we got to see lots
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Manager at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Oct. 14, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting Akaroa and cruising with us. We are over the moon to hear your experience with us at Akaroa Dolphins was magical. We will pass this onto our team. They will be super thrilled. You are always welcome back, we would be happy to see you again!
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katem_nz86 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Wellington, New Zealand26 contributions12 helpful votes
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Great afternoon seeing Hector's dolphins, NZ fur seals, also glimpsed a white flippered penguin. Loved Albie the dolphin finding dog. Lovely NZ scenery. Highly recommend if you're visiting Chch (1.5hr drive each way) or Akaroa itself. I missed out on doing this in January as our
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Oct. 15, 2020
What a lovely review! Thank you so much for recommending us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your cruise. And YES, Albie sure is an adorable dolphin spotting dog! Please do come back again, until then take care :)
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Megan B wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Great hosts and very knowledgeable. We saw Dolphins, penguins and seals. Topped off with a complimentary drink and a homemade biscuit on our return to the bay. Family owned business so support it.
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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 Oct. 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for supporting our little family-owned business. We loved being able to show you our backyard.
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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
  • Akaroa Lighthouse, Akaroa, and 1 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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