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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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What an experience!

Captain Mark was very professional and very informative about local landmarks, history and their... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
fourbeesplus3
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Grand Rapids, MI
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informative, upbeat, delightful tour

My husband and I loved this tour. The captain/guide was very informative, and his wife was helpful... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
mggs48
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Berkeley, California
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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” (152 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (45 reviews)
“glass of wine” (54 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Captain Mark was very professional and very informative about local landmarks, history and their wildlife. We not only saw many Hector’s dolphins there were also a penguin, fur seals, albatrosses and multiple sea birds. They have a dog on board who is able to hear...More

Thank fourbeesplus3
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Mark has been with us for over 10 years and just loves what he does. I will definitely be showing him your review! Thank you again.

Reviewed 5 November 2017

My husband and I loved this tour. The captain/guide was very informative, and his wife was helpful and treated us to delicious cookies at the end of the tour. The captain was skilled finding dolphins and encouraging them to accompany the boat, and he also...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Love the title of this review :) Thank you!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This tour was not planned. We had initially signed up for the guided kayak tour however due to change in the weather we had to cancel it. While we were at the isite getting our refund we were wondering how to keep ourselves busy that’s...More

Thank Merleloves2travel
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. I totally agree with you, even if we didn't get to see the dolphins the scenery and other wildlife is just at magnificent.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon out on the water with Akaroa Dolphins! Our crew were friendly and helpful, and Sydney the dolphin dog was the best at finding us dolphins throughout the ride. Th scenery was stunning, the dolphins and penguins and seals were great...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you, Krista! It was a pleasure being able to explore the harbour with you.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience great staff, seen dolphins seals and my favourite penquins. Buster was great company.

Thank Mary T
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thanks Mary! I love the White-flippered penguins also, they are so sweet :)

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip fairly last minute (since November isn’t yet high tourist season) and we are so happy we did! On a 2-hour boat tour you get to see the beautiful Akaroa Bay, dolphins, penguins, seals and some interesting birds. The staff is absolutely...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

I'm so happy you decided to come out on a cruise with us and to hear you had a marvelous afternoon is just fantastic

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We were greeted on board with a drink and see of with the captain and Desiree and the ship schnauser. Saw loads of Hector's Dolphins jumping and following the boat. Also saw a couple of penguins and many seals. We were on the 315 pm...More

Thank Sandy W
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much Sandy!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We got to do the Akaroa Dolphins cruise as part of a work famil through JUCY. The staff on board were very informative and very friendly. Food and beverages were provided and the cruise was very intimate and only had a small group of people...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks Jordin! We really appreciate your awesome feedback and recommending us! Come back again soon:)

Reviewed 30 October 2017

My disabled partner was unsure about doing the trip but was assured by the staff that she would be ok and so it was.She was able to board without difficulty and as advised sat at the rear of the boat whilst the thrill seekers sat...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Ohhh that's so nice to hear! We want everyone to have the best experience possible, so thank you for your lovely review. It means the world.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Spent a wonderful Sunday out with Akaroa Dolphins on their big boat. Fantastic ride out with dolphins coming right up to the boat. We saw seals and penguins and got taken right out into the Pacific Ocean to see the Albatross and Mollymawks, fishing behind...More

Thank Elaine J
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks Elaine! Isn’t it wonderful following behind our local fisherman, Murphy. The birdlife you see trying to get a free feed is magnificent. Thank you for this lovely review and the tip about waterproof clothing.

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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
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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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