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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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From front desk to boat the staff were impeccable - so friendly and helpful! We had the most... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CeriAJ
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Loved every minute of it

Very comfortable boat - was absolutely fine for my two young kids as well as us adults. Crew super... 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 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” (45 reviews)
“glass of wine” (54 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 yesterday via mobile

From front desk to boat the staff were impeccable - so friendly and helpful! We had the most beautiful weather (which always helps) and an incredible array of Akaroa’s finest wildlife - fur seals, penguins, sea birds and of course the Hector’s dolphins. Our host...More

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

I'm so happy you had a great experience form start to finish! Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very comfortable boat - was absolutely fine for my two young kids as well as us adults. Crew super friendly and informative - also very passionate about their beautiful environment and its inhabitants. Buster teh dolphin-seeking dog was a delight. Stunning place. Saw loads of...More

Thank Warb1
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much! We have a very passionate team who love what they do. Please come back and visit us again :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always like to book locally run operations and this was definitely locally operated. Stu, daisy and buster were our guides for the day and they did not disappoint. They respect the surrounding environment, the wildlife and have great knowledge of the history. And to...More

Thank Janine C
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The cookies are delicious, aren't they! We are super proud of being 100% locally owned and operated. Thank you for coming out with us.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely family run business, George, Daisy and dog jet were a great crew, luckily enough to have 3 pods of dolphins at one time! Plus saw seals, a penguin, a jelly fish and a stingray as wells as lots of sea birds!

Thank Peter C
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for joining us, Peter!! Come back anytime we loved having you onbaord :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a magic few hours on the water with Akaroa Dolphins. So we were fortunate to have a sunny warm day, but George, Daisy and Jet (the dolphin spotting dog) made it a great day. We saw so many dolphins, a number of seals...More

Thank Julia_H0NESTLY_1234
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Yes, we do keep our numbers down so there is lots of space for everyone to enjoy the sights. I showed the rest of the family your lovely review. Thanks, Julia!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our trip today with Daisy and Buster and the awesome skipper. Saw so many dolphins and penguins and seals, including a dolphin calf! Lovely family run business and it was much more than just dolphins. Buster , the dolphin spotting dog was also...More

Thank Stephanie G
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! I'm so glad you loved your tour and I hope you'll come back again - take care!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the Akaroa Dolphins tour and was very pleased to have done so. From start to finish, our tour was comfortable, informative, exciting and educational. Highly recommend this. Pip and her husband have a great team with them including Desiree who drove us back to...More

Thank scotthean
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You are more than welcome. We are so lucky to have a team of rockstars who want everyone to have the best time. I'm glad Desi was able to help also.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best boat trips we have ever been on, the staff were all friendly and informative and Jet the dog (who listens out for the dolphins) was great. We saw everything we had hoped for and more, the dolphins swam with the boat...More

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

What an honour 'One of the best boat trips we have ever been on.' Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Boat tour of the beautiful Akaroa harbor, surrounded by lovely mountains (where they have cut down all the trees.) Saw many Hector's Dolphins racing along with the boat, many fur seals on the rocks and many, many water birds nesting on the cliffs. Wonderful tour.

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

Im thrilled to hear you thought the tour was wonderful. It really does mean the world that you took the time to write this review! Thank you.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Last minute decision to join this tour after getting off the cruise ship, and it was the right decision. Saw lots and lots of Hector’s dolphins, a group of 4-5 white-flippered penguins swimming, New Zealand fur seals sun baking and swimming, and some seabirds!!! Then...More

Thank Chris-n-Tracy
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I passed your review onto George and Daisy and they said it was a pleasure having you on board. If you're ever back in Akaroa please visit us again, until then take care.

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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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