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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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nmurph22 wrote a review Nov. 15
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 1 week ago
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. 13
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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 1 week ago
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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rebeccalawless95 wrote a review Nov. 13
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Went out on the boat today and it was amazing!! Seen so many dolphins and even got to see seals and penguins too. You also get a complimentary drink and cookie on the boat! Will definitely be back to do it again. Had a wonderful time, staff are lovely and Albie is a cutie!
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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 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely words and for coming out with us. It's wonderful to hear that you had a great time. Albie sure is an adorable dolphin spotting dog. We hope to see you be back again.
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DayTrip62974042467 wrote a review Nov. 7
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
A great two hour cruise with a great rew as hosts. Stunning scenery and the real chance to see the Hectors dolphin makes this a must do. Informanative commentary about the history and wildlife.
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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 1 week ago
Wow, thank you for your lovely review. Sounds like you had the best day! Thank you for recommending and for choosing to come out with us.
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frances s wrote a review Nov. 4
38 contributions25 helpful votes
Great trip with excellent viewings of hector dolphins. Family run business with great history in the area. Nice 'extras' offered- quality glass of wine included in the trip. Interesting stories told and very knowledgable skipper happy to enthusiastically answer questions.
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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 2 weeks ago
Awww thank you for your great review. We hope you can visit us again soon.
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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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