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Akaroa Dolphins

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65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7866
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Independent tour off the NCL jewel

I booked the 10:15 cruise. We were supposed to meet at the office by 9:45 but we were late getting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
julieo63
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Sydney, Australia
Magical experience

We booked this completely off the cuff. Had a voucher, thought it looks great, weathers great so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JimandEmma2014
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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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 vessels; 'Into the Blue' and 'Akaroa Dolphin'. Highlights of our cruises include the rare Hector's dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, penguins, seabirds, spectacular sea caves and volcanic formations. We give you an intimate and luxurious experience, starting with home baking and complimentary drinks, including local award-winning wine, beer and soft drink when you step aboard. Our 100% locally owned and operated team will show you the Peninsula like only a local can. Experience 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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“cookies” (168 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (48 reviews)
“glass of wine” (55 reviews)
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65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked the 10:15 cruise. We were supposed to meet at the office by 9:45 but we were late getting off our tender (1000) and they had attempted to contact me via email to ensure we still wanted to do the tour. My mum(80) and...More

Thank julieo63
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked this completely off the cuff. Had a voucher, thought it looks great, weathers great so the fates aligned and boy am I glad we did. What an experience. We enjoyed a two hour cruise out of Akaroa Harbour and saw seals, penguins and...More

Thank JimandEmma2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

had such a wonderful first time experience,wonderful hosts and dog,drink and snack,excellent descriptions of the scenery and animal life.reccommend to all.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The skipper could not have done more to ensure we had great views of the dolphins, penguins, seals and albatrosses. Smaller boat with fewer people made for some great views.

Thank UkEagle
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Less people, more enjoyment is exactly what we are about! I will be sure to pass this onto the team.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I took a two-hour cruise with Akaroa Dolphins out onto the harbour and to the heads. The crew were helpful and well informed and the boat very well appointed and comfortable, with a complimentary drink on boarding and a cookie on the way back. The...More

Thank sarahusb
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much, Sarah! Our boat 'Into the Blue' has a low-lying profile which means we are able to get very close to the dolphins, seals and other wildlife. Thrilled also to hear you enjoyed the scenery.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Akaroa Dolphins provided a magical two hour journey through Akaroa Harbour and around the local coastline Dolphins penguins seals volcanic structures caves - this trip had it all If you're in Akaroa don't miss out on booking a cruise with them Staff were wonderful- informed...More

Thank turnaround2
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the weather wasn't too good (well you are in NZ) the cruise was fantastic. The crew were an absolute credit to Akaroa Dolphins and couldn't do any more to make our trip as memorable as it was. We saw dolphins, penguins, fur seals and...More

Thank Audrey2036
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome to hear Audrey! We have the most amazing team, don't we! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a gorgeous day for a boat ride! We saw Hector dolphins, seals, AND penguins! The crew and Buster the ship dog were excellent hosts and gave us lots of fantastic details about the wildlife around us. This tour was a highlight of my...More

Thank Hannah K
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Hannah! It is very humbling to hear that we were a highlight of your trip in NZ. Hopefully, you can make it back again in the near future.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dolphin cruise. Saw some dolphins and seals. The boat is very comfortable and the staff are very laid back. They were also very informative explaining lots of natural features of the landscape and fauna. The scenery is as beautiful as the...More

Thank philled
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Cheers, Phill! Have a safe trip back to Sydney. Hopefully, you can make it back over the ditch again sson.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The crew were fantastic, this is a must do harbour cruise tour if you are in Akaroa. As it was lightly raining we were all provided with lovely warm quality jackets from the crew, as as well as a drink (wine or soft drink) and...More

Thank PAJamesy
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind review. We are just so lucky to have lovely passengers like yourself join our cruise. Please come back again soon.

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Spartyxena
18 January 2017|
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Response from AkaroaDolphins | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. There are a few ways you can book directly with us, either by email, phone or website. Unfortunately I am unable to add our website or email address in this section. If you go to our... More
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pelicanron
12 August 2015|
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Response from AkaroaDolphins | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. Our office location is very close in relation to where you will come onto Akaroa wharf on your tender. Once you disembark from the tender, walk to the very end of the wharf where you... More
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