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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 2 days ago via mobile

We joined the 3.15 sailing today, and were glad it was not packed. We saw dolphins, seals and penguins as promised. The ship slowed so the dolphins played in the wake for 10-15 minutes and we had a great view as they swam with us....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was really friendly, you can tell they love what they do. We got to see a couple of dolphins a lot of seals as well. If you are going to Christchurch for a few days, then you must do a day trip to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hugohp5
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, Hugo! We are so lucky to be able to share the harbour with others and glad you had a great experience with our passionate and caring crew. Come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to see the rare Hector dolphins. Welcomed on board and set off with an excellent commentary on the geology and the local wildlife of the Banks Peninsular. Saw the Little Blue Penguin, Hector Dolphins (also a Mother & Calf), Fur Seals, Shags and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank richardphurd
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You are more than welcome, Richard! We hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff was were frendly. The Captain gave a lot of good information. We saw some dolphins and seals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gewinnix
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent cruise and very friendly crew. Desiree was so helpful with all the guests, chatting, taking pictures, talking about the spots all around us. We were lucky it was bright sunny day and we saw dolphins, seals and few penguins. Of course not to forget...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EfZee2018
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! I will be sure to pass your lovely review onto Desi and Buster ;)

Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the tour on a very wet, overcast day in Akaroa but were not disappointed. No sooner had we set off when we saw many of the small Hector's Dolphins swimming around and in front of the boat. The boat was very comfortable and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing to come with us and sharing your experience. Hopefully, you can make it back again in the near future.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were extremely impressed with the professionalism, customer service and friendliness of the Akaroa Dolphin cruise. We saw plenty of dolphins, seals, penguins and albatross. The cruise also allowed us to see the amazing coastline. The boat is extremely comfortable and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, I will be sure to let the rest of the team know.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Akaroa on Celebrity Solstice and took part in 2 hour wildlife cruise we self booked. Crew and staff (and the dolphin finding dogs) were great and on our trip we were lucky enough to see large numbers of Hectors dolphins, penguins, fur seals and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, Carol! Thrilled to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are already so many positive reviews, but my family enjoyed this outing so much I just had to add my 2 cents' worth. It was our last full day in NZ, and I had reservations whether it would be worth the 1.5 hour drive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TKWang
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is so wonderful to hear your whole family enjoyed their time on board. Hopefully, you can make it back in the future to visit us again. Take crae.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We primarily booked this trip because of the dolphin spotting dog on board (we're missing our dog) and we were lucky enough to not only have Sydney the Spoodle but accompanying him was his rookie apprentice Albie, a 20 week old Springer Spaniel. The family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Kath! I'm glad you decided to book with us. Our dolphin dogs are gorgeous, aren't they! Hopefully you can come back and vsiti us again one day 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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