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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came with the Road Scholar tour group. Absolutely wonderful cruise. Beautiful cliffs and rock formations. Jewel like waters. We saw dolphins, penguins and other birds. The crew was very friendly and don't miss Buster if you go!

Thank maggiemew2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great crew; really friendly and knowledgeable. Saw dolphins, seals and penguins up close. Very comfortable boat. The complimentary drink and cookie were a lovely addition. Thanks for a great afternoon, I would recommend the tour to anyone.

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

Thank, Henry! We really appreciate your kind words. Take care.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The whole family really enjoyed the cruise in the harbour and out past the heads into the Pacific Ocean. The staff were extremely friendly and gave an excellent and informative commentary on the history and wildlife of the area. Buster the dolphin dog was an...More

Thank mwaddington
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! Great to hear the whole family enjoyed themselves.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing trip last weekend with my adult son and his gf. The hosts were so informative. There attention to detail was fabulous, offering jackets, beer and wine. Constantly checking on guests and sharing local knowledge about marine life and fauna. I have travelled...More

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

Thanks, Donna! Lovely hearing you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully, we see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We highly recommend Akaroa Dolphins. We went on a cruise with them today and they were so welcoming. They were very informative and we had such a great time. The boat still went out even though the weather was not the best, where as the...More

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

Thanks, Sarah!I will be sure to let the team know you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time as a family. The people that run the boat are all amazing and super friendly to all.

Thank Vacation823466
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much, Marcus!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time on the cruise today! Saw dolphins, fur seals, little blue penguins and lots more native birds. Staff were all so nice and friendly. Money well spent.

Thank Plantpot2014
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yahh! That’s what we love to hear - thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Akaroa after being advised by the hotel concierge in our Christchurch hotel that it was a nice little French village that was worth a drive for lunch. That was the understatement of the trip, a beautiful location with an amazing history AND...More

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

Thanks, Neil! Glad you decide to take the trip over the hill to visit our little piece of paradise. Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this two hour boat ride In Akaroa harbor and even out into the Pacific ocean. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The boat was in great shape, and we saw many of the small dolphins, small penguins and seals. They actually even...More

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

Thanks, Jeanie! We have a super passionate team who love sharing the harbour with others. I'm glad you enjoyed the complimertry drink and homebaking also :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous cruise to see Hector's dolphins in Akaroa. These are the smallest and rarest sea-dwelling dolphins. They are playful and curious, wonderful to see. Plenty of other incredible wildlife spotting, and the geology of the Akaroa's natural harbour is fascinating. Staff are friendly, professional and...More

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

Thanks so much, David for your kind word. We loved having you back for a 3rd time! Hope to see you again soon.

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EleenC11
14 October 2018|
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Response from AkaroaDolphins | Property representative |
Hi Eleen, Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, the chances of seeing whale are slim, however, we have a 98% success rate in encountering Hector’s dolphins in their natural environment, all year round. To find out... More
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Janicey519
11 September 2018|
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Response from AkaroaDolphins | Property representative |
Hello! Our cruises are always dependent on the sea and weather conditions. Our staff constantly monitor the weather and respond professionally to any changes. Passenger comfort and safety is always our utmost priority, this... More
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lynnl2130
20 March 2018|
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Response from AkaroaDolphins | Property representative |
Hi Lyn, Thank you for your message. In our Winter months, we operate our 12.45pm cruise, weather and sea conditions dependent. July is definitely a cooler month but we can still have some nice calm days. If you would... More
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