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Address: 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Let our crew, including our dolphin spotting dogs, take you on a journey of...

Let our crew, including our dolphin spotting dogs, take you on a journey of discovery. Enjoy the fascinating history and amazing wildlife of Banks Peninsula aboard our stylish vessel, 'Into the Blue'. Highlights of our cruises include the rare Hector's dolphins, seals, penguins, sea birds, spectacular sea caves and volcanic formations. We give you an intimate and luxurious experience, starting with home-baking and complimentary drinks, including award winning wine and beer, when you step aboard.

Our 100% locally owned and operated team will show you the Peninsula like only a local can. See why we’re winners of the Champion Canterbury Business Award for Tourism in 2015, Rankers winner of Dolphin Watching Experience in 2013, and ranked Number 1 on TripAdvisor for Boat Tours in New Zealand. Our track record for offering an unforgettable nature cruise experience speaks for itself.

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Dolphin spotting dog and home baking !!

Lovely family owned and operated business. Brilliant day with complimentary glass of wine or juice etc. saw penguins, seals and dolphins. Great commentary with very friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely family owned and operated business. Brilliant day with complimentary glass of wine or juice etc. saw penguins, seals and dolphins. Great commentary with very friendly staff. Can't recommend enough!!

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful cruise. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day out,, well worth the ticket.Great duo on boat, Mark the skipper, Desiree the great hostess. Free wine, beer, lots of information, stunning boat trip, dolfins, marine life Highly recommend

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting our family and locally owned business. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. I will pass on your kind words to Mark and Desiree. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly, well run and informative, the perfect way to spend two hours on the Harbour. Would recommend as a 'must-do'

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, wonderful photos and 'must do' recommendation. It was a pleasure having you on board. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. from us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The local family run Akaroa Dolphins is the ideal activity for couples or a family visiting the Akaroa area. With outside seating for those wishing some spray as well as sheltered seats with convenient windows for viewing the activity, the boats are captained and staffed by a knowledgeable crew that knows where to find not only dolphins, but also penguins... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are vey proud of being a family and locally owned business. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa and had a safe trip home. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have done similar trips several times over the years. This is the best! So nice to have that little extra touch with a complimentary drink . A cookie, on the way back. Very informative , saw Dolphins , seals, penguins . What more can you ask. Keep up the good work guys, you are very good.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

You have given great joy to all our team in receiving this brilliant review. We are so pleased you really enjoyed your time with us and we hope to have you on board again soon. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your cruise ship is docking in Akaroa, this is a great option to consider. The town is very small, so it's a wonderful opportunity to see the bay, sea life and the coast. The business is family operated and they have a cute gift shop at the end of the pier where you pay for your tickets and can... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this comprehensive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise with us. How wonderful that you saw a Yellow-eyed penguin. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip - great friendly hosts (Buster the dog was great!) and nice personal touches as you start and complete the trip. Never fails to entertain those international visitors looking for something special around the coast line. A nice balance of History, ecology, and marine information. And the wild dolphins in their natural habitat never fail to raise a smile.... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. It was a pleasure having you on board. We are so lucky to be able to share the harbour with others. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on boat. The weather is great, good drink and cookies. We saw dolphins, full seals...and one lovely dog on board. From one big hole of rock in middle of sea, we can see light house-- good picture opportunity ( I was concerned to get sea sick and didn't move much on boat, so did not... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

A big thank you for your kind words about your tour with Akaroa Dolphins and sharing your beautiful photos. It means a lot to our business to hear how much you enjoyed your time and your experience viewing our Hector's dolphins, sea life and spectacular scenery. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs, More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour on the spur of the moment but did not regret our decision. From the excellent safety preparation to the knowledgeable commentary our trip was perfect. The harbour, a haven for Hector Dolphin and fur seals sits sheltered by dramatic cliffs and steep hillsides which are impossible to view from the shore. The bonus is Buster the... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review. We pride ourselves on giving everyone the best experience possible, so to hear this feedback is wonderful. We hope to see you again soon. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster. More 

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a last minute re-schedule due to ship tender being delayed, and Pip could not have been more gracious. We saw 20-30 Hector's Dolphins, several blue penguins, and one rare yellow eyed penguin. We were amazed at the number of dolphins we saw in 2 hours. Buster, the dolphin dog, alerted us when the Dolphins were nearby. The boat... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your kind words, we were only too happy to help. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster. More 

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