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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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Excellent boat tour, seeing lots of animals

Mark and Desiree are doing a great job, explaining the area and the animals, and pampering their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BernardBousval
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Awesome experience

First time in Akaroa and this was a highlight. The crew looked after us and kept us informed of all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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” (175 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

Mark and Desiree are doing a great job, explaining the area and the animals, and pampering their guests. We saw lots of playful dolphins, little white penguins, sea lions and many water birds.

Thank BernardBousval
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time in Akaroa and this was a highlight. The crew looked after us and kept us informed of all areas and wildlife. The onboard dog called Buster was a delight. The dolphins were amazing to watch and learn about and it was a privilege...More

Thank Lorraine L
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks, Lorraine! Just so thrilled to hear we were a highlight. Hope you can visit us again in the future :)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful morning out, I am so glad I booked ahead because of the reviews on here! Friendly staff (and Buster the dog) with knowledgeable crew. Interesting commentary and even a complimentary drink and cookie! We saw penguins, dolphins, seals and a couple of albatross...More

Thank traveller2148
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovley review 😊

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Baisney and Katy were amazing.... Nice friendly people ... Beautiful boat ride with 100% success rate to see dolphins... Very informative about the unique NZ location. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks, Kartik! I will be sure to show this to Bainzy abd Katy.

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the best of the boat trips I have been on so far, lots of dolphins, seals and 3 penguins. Lovely friendly crew, very good commentary and little Buster of course! Also a glass of wine and a cookie, what more could you want...More

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

Thanks, Sue! Really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow...this. Is a must do cruise with a family owned business, who will look after you throughout. Glass of wine and homemade cakes greeted us on arrival. Saw lots of Hector’s Dolphins, Blue Penguins, Fur Seals, lots of seabirds. Such a beautiful place. Could not...More

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

Thank you for your fabulous review :) I am so happy to hear that you had a great time. Hopefully, you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Before we set off the boat Captain said, it is choppy and thee aren't many dolphins because of the conditions. We thought about cancelling, but edited against it and were rewarded with a fabulous trip during which we saw several dolphins and lots of seals....More

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

Thanks, Stuart! We try to keep everyone informed as much as possible, just so people aren't disappointed but I'm glad you decided to go and that you had a fabulous time.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of many wildlife tours i have been on in my life and it rates as one of the best. It was a rainy day but that did not detract from an amazing tour. Small enough boat to be very personal.. free glass...More

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

Thanks, Kelly. We look forward to having you back on board again in the future, until then - take care :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on Tuesday 14th which was a really beautiful day, warm and sunny. Booking was very easy. The cruise itself was excellent. We were welcomed aboard by the very friendly and attentive crew along with a glass of wine/beer/water or juice. After a comprehensive...More

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review, Robert! We really appreciate it. Hopefully you can visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip on the boat. We were lucky to get a beautiful day and therefore got to venture a bit further than usual. Got to see many dolphins, seals and even a penguin. Buster the dog was also super cute!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! So thrilled to hear you had an excellent time.

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Spartyxena
19 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
13 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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