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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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Wonderful experience

We stayed in Akaroa for two nights and our morning boat trip with Akaroa Dolphins was definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Williamsfamily2014
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Ashburton, New Zealand
via mobile
awesome day trip

Great day trip to akaroa spent the day there with some friends, beautiful weather went on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ktekaru
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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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“cookies” (137 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (41 reviews)
“glass of wine” (48 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Akaroa for two nights and our morning boat trip with Akaroa Dolphins was definitely the highlight of our stay. Our skipper gave an informative commentary of the history, and wildlife in the area. Desiree was a very helpful attentive hostess, offering information...More

Thank Williamsfamily2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great day trip to akaroa spent the day there with some friends, beautiful weather went on the Akaroa dolphin cruse crew on board were very friendly desire , breziley i think the skippers name was and of course baxtor the dog on board. crew very...More

Thank ktekaru
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Akaroa from Christchurch to have a look around. We inquired about the nature cruise on a whim. Turned out to be a fantastic idea. We were a bit put off by the price at first - 80 NZD each for 2 hours,...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m so glad you made the descision to join us and you had a great time.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very friendly crew and Sidney the dog made the cruise a fantastic experience. Saw lots of dolphins, seals and penguins. Would highly recommend.

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

Thank you so much for recommending us. It is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip was just as advertised. We were lucky with the weather, and the dolphins were in a playful mood. Lots of good photos. Crew were really helpful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank aremjay2016
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very pleasant 2 hour cruise through the harbor and into the crater channel. The dolphins were abundant and playful and constantly racing under the boat. It was easy to get pictures and videos from the front of the boat. We were fortunate and also...More

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the akaroa dolphin boat in the morning first trip it was a awesome trip lovely staff even had a glass of wine and a biscuit the information given well we were on board about the penguins area dolphins blowholes etc was very interesting...More

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

Happy Anniversary Donna! I'm glad to hear you tried some of my Uncle's wine and Dad's homemade biscuits. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and recommending us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a number of small cruises during our NZ holiday and the Akaroa Dolphin cruise was our favourite. Weather was fresh but sunny, boat is very comfortable and we had plenty of room. We received a complimentary glass of wine before we departed and...More

Thank Judith G
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Judith! Love hearing that our cruise was the favourite of your trip. Hope you can join us again another time soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this tour last minute and it was one of the best of our trip. Their thoughtful tour never felt rushed. They had a personal family touch looking after your needs, drinks, snacks, and spray off the boat. I've been on dolphin tours but...More

Thank po1214
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about the pace of the tour. There are so many highlights to see, and I'm so happy to hear it didn't feel rushed. Come back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Katie and stu/Steve (can't remember his name) turned up with a big boat and a warm welcome. We then met 'buster' the dog who was an absolute bonus for us because we love dogs. It was just the four of us on this massive boat!...More

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

Thank you, Debbie. Stew and Katy are just the best, aren't they! I will make sure they see your review, as I'm sure it will make their day. Come back soon!

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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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