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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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Kiwi-Flyer2013 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions1 helpful vote
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Lovely crew, friendly & knowledgeable. Beautiful boat that’s a perfect size to give a more personal experience. Treat of a drink & homemade baking too! Got to see the dolphins, fur seal, albatross & other marine birds. Thanks Team 😄.
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Oct. 15, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad to hear you had a great day. Loved learning you enjoyed our catamaran and homemade-cookie too.
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Eddie wrote a review Oct. 2020
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions
+5
This was an awesome trip and the staff were super friendly. It's a family-owned business and they have a direct connection to Akaroa as they are descendants from one of the original French settlers. The dolphin spotting dogs are a great point of difference. The cruise
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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! This is such a lovely review! We are over the moon that we made your day! I will be sure to pass this onto the whole team. It will be a great way to start the day. Thank you for choosing to come out with us.
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MartD wrote a review Oct. 2020
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A lovely family run business. The staff from sales lady to captain to crew were all super friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the history and wildlife of the harbour. Our boat was brand new and perfectly designed for these trips with plenty of space for
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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
Amazing! Thank you. We are very lucky to have such a passionate and caring team here at Akaroa Dolphins. Thank you so much for recommending us, it means a lot to our small family business
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Ayla wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Amazing experience! Great hosts, a drink upon arrival and homemade biscuits as it came to and end was really nice. Good family business. Thank you
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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. 7, 2020
Thank you for your kind words and for supporting our family business! We really appreciate it.
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emmap021 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome trip. So informative, super interesting geology, history, and biology lessons on board! The dolphin hearing dog is cool. Hosts are awesome, juice, cookies, and spare jackets if you’re cold. 110% recommend. We took 3 children with us.
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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. 7, 2020
It's fantastic to hear you and your kids had a great trip. Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experience, with us and others. It was a pleasure being able to show you our backyard.
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About the operator

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By: Akaroa Dolphins
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
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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