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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching provided by Akaroa Dolphins

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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OlliSarah wrote a review Mar. 2013
Siegen, Germany1 contribution
We saw Hector dolphins, seals (pups as well), some birds, a pengiun floating on the sea and the beautiful nature of Akaroa Harbour. It was definitely not the average crowded tourist attraction, but a very informative and professional guided tour! Drinks and a delicious
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Date of experience: March 2013
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Mar. 30, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed our cruise. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.
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realpep wrote a review Mar. 2013
Imperial Beach, California, United States354 contributions92 helpful votes
The wife and I enjoyed a beautiful harbor/wildlife tour on a cool, sunny day. 20 of us on the smooth-cruising boat saw lots of wildlife close-up. Murphy the dog is really an employee of the boat. when he barks, you'll see dolphins - GUARANTEED! One warning, though: If you're
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Date of experience: January 2013
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Mar. 26, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.
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2morrows wrote a review Mar. 2013
Port Coquitlam, Canada431 contributions252 helpful votes
Akaroa Dolphins Nature Harbour CruisesTour – -Jan 31, 2013 This was an excellent tour at $71NZ pp. The ship only holds up to 30 people and incl wine, beer or hot and cold drinks with the best home made cookies you will ever taste! We were lucky that there were only 15 people on
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Date of experience: February 2013
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Mar. 30, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.
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David L wrote a review Jan. 2013
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia30 contributions29 helpful votes
We visited Akaroa on the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice on 24th January. Luckily the weather was really good (we had been warned that it would be very cold and windy). A bit cool out on the harbour but the crew had extra coats on offer if you wanted them. The crew girls
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Date of experience: January 2013
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Sep. 12, 2016
Thank you so much for your comprehensive review on our cruise here at Akaroa Dolphins.
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Diana W wrote a review Jan. 2013
Fremont, California, United States2 contributions
After being greeted by Murphy as we boarded, the skipper and his associate did much to make us comfortable and began the trip to search for dolphins in the bay. Great commentary and great cookies. Murphy did his dolphin spotting job perfectly and we saw beautiful leaping
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Date of experience: January 2013
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Response from AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise with Dolphin Watching
Responded Sep. 12, 2016
Thank you for your awesome review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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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
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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