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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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Great trip around Akaroa! Thank you Mark, Aommy and little Sydney! Thanks also to the hector... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sabina A
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Mini cruise

Great opportunity to hopefully see Hector's dolphins and other wildlife. Highly recommended with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roy W
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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 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 dog” (44 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 1 week ago

Great trip around Akaroa! Thank you Mark, Aommy and little Sydney! Thanks also to the hector dolphins for their enthusiastic welcome:)

Thank Sabina A
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Sabina! I will be sure to let Mark and Aommy know that you had a great time. Hope you'll join us again soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great opportunity to hopefully see Hector's dolphins and other wildlife. Highly recommended with a very friendly crew Especially Buster.

Thank Roy W
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Roy! Buster is gorgeous, isn't he:) Thank you for recommending us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cruise boat and crew. We saw plenty of dolphins as well as seals, bird life and a couple of penguins. Special treat was spotting a royal albatross. Buster, the Scottish terrier proved his worth as the dolphin spotter. Highly recommend this company.

Thank sheryl h
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience.The royal albatross is such a treat to see, as we don't see them everyday. Come back again soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group from our ship. We saw rare dolphins, seals. a penguin, sheep and salmon hatcheries on our beautiful tour of the inlet. Great guide and a most enjoyable afternoon.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us, Shirley!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely 5 stars for dolphin watching with Akaroa Dolphins. We luckily had a quite trip, but were welcomed onboard with a glass of wine, sun lotion if needed, and of course meeting their lovely dog Sydney who is on watch for Dolphins! We set off...More

Thank Rebecca H
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience as well as your gorgeous photos.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Akaroa Dolphins is local family run business. We had a wonderful morning cruise. Captain Stew was friendly, his narration informative and fun. The first mate Katy was charming, informative and helpful. The boat dog Buster was a charming addition to the crew and was a...More

Thank peakytoe
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'll be sure to let Stew and Katy know you had a great time with them. We are so lucky to have such a caring, fun and informative team. I'm glad you tried one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice time with them during the cruise to spot Hector dolphins. We were interested on penguins and they looked for penguins too (and we saw some) and they were aswering quetions all the time. They were nice and helpful. Would recommend...More

Thank LauraOlivella
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Laura! We want everyone to feel as though they've spent the tour with a friend. I'm glad the team were able to answered all your questions. On another note, the White-flippered penguins are gorgeous aren't they!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing trip of 2 hours both telling and showing us the history of the area and enabling us to see some of the wildlife and their habitats. It doesn't always happen but on my trip i saw 8-10 hector dolphins swimming and...More

Thank PeteT1
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Pete! The dolphins have different moods like us, sometime they want to eat and other times they want to play. It sounds like on your trip they were putting on a great show. Come back again soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on Oct 2017. The weather was nice and stunning started when you got to Akaroa Village, broading into the peninsula until catch up with NZ native animals with Akaroa Dolphine's team member. I'm a Solo Traveller and I've been travelling by myself...More

Thank Mai T
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Mai! Aommy is our newest team member and we think she's a superstar. I will definitely pass on your wonderful feedback. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip with Akaroa Dolphins and were rewarded with sightings of Hector's dolphins swimming close to the boat. The boat was comfortable with plenty of room to move around. Our skipper, Stew gave an interesting commentary, Buster the dog found us plenty of...More

Thank Juliaam
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Julia! I'm so thrilled to hear you had a good morning out and that you found our boat comfortable. We hope to see you again soon!

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Spartyxena
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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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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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