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Akaroa Dolphins

#1 of 23 Tours in Akaroa Features Animals
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7866
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Dolphin Dog

We had a wonderful time on the cruise! Buster, our designated dolphin spotter dog, was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Isabellebitman
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Auckland, New Zealand
Perfect day

We had a fantastic day today. Conditions were perfect. Hosts Natalie and Mark were amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MeredithNZ
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Christchurch, 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 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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
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“cookies” (132 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (37 reviews)
“glass of wine” (47 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time on the cruise! Buster, our designated dolphin spotter dog, was an amazing addition! For anyone who loves dogs, this is a great cruise to be on because he hangs out with you the whole trip. I would definitely recommend it!

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

It was a pleasure having you both on-board and we are delighted to hear you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day today. Conditions were perfect. Hosts Natalie and Mark were amazing. The boat and the trip itself were top notch. We sipped a wine while cruising the harbour stripping to spot the wild life including birds, penguin, seals and dolphins. Our...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words about our team at Akaroa Dolphins. Many thanks for your great recommendation. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the trip and such a nice touch with a glass of wine to start and homebaked cookies to finish. Crew were fantastic and so informative. Saw penguins, seals and the amazing Hector dolphins up close. Highly recommend this company ☺

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and giving us a wonderful recommendation. Many thanks. From all the Team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible trip made all the better thanks to the friendly and welcoming Mark and Katie, and who could forget Buster the Dolphin Spotting Dog! From the amazing wildlife we saw from the boat to the complimentary drink and fresh home baking, I don't think...More

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

We are very proud to receive your complimentary review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark and Katie were excellent, full of great knowledge and Buster's dolphin whispering was superb. The beer and cookie were just an added bonus. If you're nice enough to Mark, his wife Lou might even cook you a pizza

Thank Duncan H
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time out on the water with Mark as the captain and Katie the crew along with the first mate Buster (the dog). The weather started out cloudy but about halfway through the Sun was shining!! Great commentary along the way and plenty of wildlife...More

Thank Isaac M
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so lucky to be able to take people out on the harbour and glad to hear you had a great time. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love a boat trip and this goes down as one of the best. From the moment you book until you step off the boat at the end you feel welcome and inspired. This is not just a job for the company, they genuinely love...More

Thank FranKat86
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting into our British and Irish Lions rugby tour and full of NZ winter colds we took the fabulous shuttle bus from Christchurch to Akaroa. The driver on the shuttle bus was a mine of information and chatter and the scenery on the drive was...More

Thank andrewrB9054IN
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a great review and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. It certainly is an extremely special experience being able to view our Hector's Dolphins, as well as our other wildlife and spectacular scenery....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend 3 hours taking in the harbour/ocean sights. Very informative, friendly and relaxed. And a great way to mingle with other people. Crew were amazingly helpful. Special touches like a complimentary drink and a huge home made cookie were awesum. We...More

Thank ShellnDen
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your brilliant review and your kind comments about our crew.. We are thrilled Akaroa Dolphins was able to offer you a great experience and we look forward to hosting you again. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE went on a cold winter day but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We saw dolphins, penguins, seals, salmon and mussel farms and lots more. Loved the dolphin dog and how accurate he was.

1  Thank brandy126
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. It was a pleasure having you on board and we are delighted you thought it was a beautiful cruise. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

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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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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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