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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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emmat2020 wrote a review Nov. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Julie_the_Kiwi wrote a review Nov. 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions8 helpful votes
Everything about this trip was perfection from the start with the complementary beverage to the end with the Grandma's secret recipe, homebaked cookie. Inbetween, there was interesting commentary from the skipper, George, including the natural and cultural history of the area.
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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 Nov. 17, 2020
Thank you, Julie for your lovely review and feedback. We have had a few comments on the speakers lately. George has since adjusted the levels so they are not too quiet or loud, so hopefully that should fix the problem :) Please come back and visit us again soon! Until then take care.
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nmurph22 wrote a review Nov. 2020
christchurch23 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic trip! Beautiful modern comfortable boat, super friendly staff. We saw lots of dolphins, seals, penguins and more! Well worth it and highly recommend. The kids (6 and 3) had a great time too.
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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 Nov. 17, 2020
Awww thank you for your awesome review! It's really special to hear the kids had fun too!
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Craig wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Awesome, awesome, awesome. A trip us and our boys will remember for a long time. The weather was superb which definitely helped but skipper George gave an excellent tour with lots of local information. Of course the highlight was the dolphins, and boy were we lucky. We saw pods
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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 Nov. 15, 2020
Wow! What an awesome review! We are so thrilled to hear that your boys had the best day with us. We loved being able to show you our little piece of paradise. We and Albie hope you can join us again in the future. Please take care :)
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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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