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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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A must do in Akaroa.

Had the most amazing time on the Akaroa dolphins cruise. We saw dolphins, seals and a tiny... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara T
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Awesome tour

What an experience. We had such a great tour with Akaroa Dolphins. Bainsy and Desiree gave us a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberlee M
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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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LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing time on the Akaroa dolphins cruise. We saw dolphins, seals and a tiny penguins. The staff were incredibly friendly and Buster the dog won our hearts over.

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

Thank you for choosing Akaroa Dolphins. It was a pleasure meeting your family including Grace. We are delighted you had an amazing time and hope you will return to Akaroa one day. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin dogs.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience. We had such a great tour with Akaroa Dolphins. Bainsy and Desiree gave us a very warm welcome. We saw the beautiful Hector Dolphins and they put on a show for us. We saw some very cute seals and even got a...More

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

Our team feel very honoured to receive such a wonderful review. It has bought huge smiles to everyone. I have passed on your kind words to Bainzy and Desiree. It was nice you were able to come out with us and we hope you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise was fantastic. The hosts were great. We saw dolphins, penguins, and seals - everything we expected!

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about our cruise and the crew. We are very happy to hear you had a fantastic time with us. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what an experience! Despite the 6m swell we had a wonderful time on this cruise. We thought the weather might have kept them away but right when we went to turn around we saw a huge pod of them and had an amazing time...More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us of your experience with Akaroa Dolphins. Also many thanks for your recommendation. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the weather turned on us during the 2 hour tour - this was the highlight tour!!! Captain Stew got us in the middle of a pod of 20+ dolphins and we could have spent hours with them. Terrific views of beauty of the...More

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

Thank you so much for your grand review. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed the cruise and to hear it was the highlight for you. Many thanks. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful tour with Akaroa Dolphins - we would highly recommend it! We had the warmest of welcomes from Mark and Desiree as we boarded this beautiful boat. The tour was so informative, with stunning scenery and we got to see lots of dolphins...More

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

Thank you so much for supporting our local and family owned company. It was a pleasure having you on our cruise and to receive such a glowing review makes our team very proud. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 68 year old mother and I booked this on the day. The boat left at 12:30pm with only 2 other people on the boat, who were lovely. Renee greater us warmly and gave us jackets to put over our legs in case we got...More

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

How wonderful to hear of your experience with us. Akaroa Dolphins take great pride in giving you a memorable time. We agree whole heartily about the Hector's dolphins being magical. Thank you for your kind words and I have passed these onto the team. Many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't planned on doing this cruise but am so glad I did. The crew were so wonderfully helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and just so happy to help with anything you wanted. We tried to find a humpback whale but it eluded us but it was...More

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise after deciding on the spur of the moment to take the opportunity to view and hear about our spectacular scenery and wildlife. Thank you for your lovely comments and also for taking the time to review Akaroa Dolphins....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Akaroa and went on the 12:45 trip after buying tickets from the friendly person in their office. The staff greeted us on arrival and gave us a complimentary drink and on our trip we ended up seeing Hector Dolphins, penguins and seals...More

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

Thank you for your complimentary and positive feedback. We are very proud of our team and I have passed on your kind words to Mark and Desiree. Thank you also for your great recommendation. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Akaora Dolphins and I am so happy we decided to make the trip during our short stay in Chiristcurch last week. Upon arrival, we met both owners, Pip and Hugh, while picking up our tickets and...More

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

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so delighted you chose Akaroa Dolphins. Congratulations again on your wedding anniversary-WOOD. We really look forward to seeing you on your return trip to Akaroa. Many thanks for taking the time to write this...More

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Spartyxena
How do I book this tour?
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
arriving on CELEBRITY CRUISE SHIP. 1/24/2015 early AM. Do you pick-up at the dock ?
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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