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Rue Balguerie | Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7629
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Fantastic family run adventure

Travelled out in late April, one of the last trips of the season. 12 max permitted on tour, only... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Dom I
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Such a unique experience!

Everything about this tour was phenomenal. Steve and his family are the kindest people and are so... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Sabrina R
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Dolphin Swimming Tour: FREE SWIM PHOTO'S Come and join us on one of our small friendly personal tours and experience the magic of your dolphin swim with an intimate group of 12 to swim with the world's rarest and smallest ocean going dolphin - The Hectors (New Zealand) Dolphin. We are a small local family owned business and offer longer trips showing you the other wildlife and scenery out there to maximise your experience & value for money. Harbour Adventure Cruise: A 2 hour tour seeing and getting close to all of the high points Akaroa Harbour has to offer. Things you are likely to see, 1000 foot cliffs, sea arches, amazing volcanic formations, caves, marine farms,White Flippered Blue Penguins, Albatross and other seabirds, Akaroa Marine Reserve, Nikau Palm Gully, Occasional Blowholes. Hear about the Volcanic and Maori History. Steve the owner and captain is a 5th generation local who knows the area and secrets of Akaroa Harbour.
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Rue Balguerie | Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Travelled out in late April, one of the last trips of the season. 12 max permitted on tour, only had 10 on our trip. Roughly 4hours in total. Modern, high speed boat which you can travel upfront on through the bay and out to open...More

Thank Dom I
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Everything about this tour was phenomenal. Steve and his family are the kindest people and are so informative about the area and the dolphins. Their goal is to find you dolphins to swim with to the best of their ability and they definitely follow through!...More

Thank Sabrina R
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review Sabrina! And I love your comment about - "Their goal is to find you dolphins to swim with to the best of their ability" With 100% free/wild dolphins we can only do our best subject to their behaviour on...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A wonderful, family run business with amazing people. Highly recommend as you will see dolphins with out a doubt as well as our group saw wild seals and native blue penguins. I true treat not far off from Christchurch.

Thank Nicolecasale
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for a lovely review :) And yes everybody we are only maximum a 1 & 1/2hrs drive from Christchurch! 1 hour for locals, 1.5hr for visitors to New Zealand. Kind regards Steve Owner/Captain ecoSEAker Harbour Cruises Akaroa

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Since we always try to travel in small groups and avoid big boats were we can, we decided quickly that we want the smaller ecoSEAker boat than any of the bigger tourist boat. It's suitable only for about 12 people as far as we understood....More

Thank kinleyx
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for a well written fantastic review and the lovely comments towards myself as well :) Kind regards Steve Owner/Captain ecoSEAker Harbour 'ADVENTURE' Cruises Akaroa

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went on the Ecoseaker tour with the four of us, it was a really amazing trip. We saw some hector dolphins, fur seals, tons of different birds and even a penguin. Besides of that Steve the tourguide provided us with a lot of information...More

Thank Milanr28
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review and your high recommendations :) Kind regards Steve Owner/Captain ecoSEAker Harbour Cruises Akaroa New Zealand

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Afternoon trip out with EcoSEAker to look at the harbour and wildlife and of course the Hectors Dolphin. Trip did not disappoint, the waters are a beautiful colour and the harbour is stunning in its natural form. There is a peacefulness that lacks the hustle...More

Thank Dana S
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review, and lovely comments Dana :) Kind regards Steve Owner & Captain ecoSEAker Harbour Cruises Akaroa.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We spent an unforgettable morning with Steve and Melissa. The boat is well equipped and comfortable, the briefings and safety measures are extremely professional. Steve and Melissa are personable, knowledgable and passionate about the job they do, the safety and comfort of their clients and...More

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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review, and lovely comments :) Myself and Melissa certainly love and respect wildlife. Kind regards Steve Owner & Captain ecoSEAker Harbour Cruises Akaroa.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My family and I, had a fantastic day with Captain Steve and Melissa. Both were very welcoming and friendly. For sure it was a lifetime experience for all of us. I have seen dolphins many places around the world, but never the Hector dolphins, and...More

Thank Ida P
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review :) We we're so proud of the girls as well, they were very capable as are most Danish people when it comes to the outdoors. It was an incredible day and will stay in our memories for life as...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day with Steve and Melissa! Spending almost 5 hours watching dolphins, seals and a WHALE! Really nice to see they were both as amazed as we are by this beautiful show! Thanks again!

Thank Nelly R
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

It was a great day had by all! Thank you for your wonderful review Nelly:) Kind regards Steve Owner & Captain ecoSEAker Dolphin Swimming Akaroa.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous afternoon with Steve and Melissa bringing us very close to wildlife, land and sea scape. It felt like an afternoon with friends and family.

Thank John H
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EcoseakerAkaroa, Owner at ecoSEAker, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for a lovely review:) Kind regards Steve Owner & Captain ecoSEAker Harbour Cruises Akaroa.

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_bpingram001
13 December 2017|
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Response from EcoseakerAkaroa | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. We do have space on the 22nd of January and would advise to book it well before arriving in Akaroa as our tours are exclusively limited to 12 guests per tour. Price per adult is... More
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Jason N
1 October 2017|
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Response from EcoseakerAkaroa | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. We are a 10 minute walk from the Main Wharf to Daly's Wharf, allow 15 to be safe, but is really not far at all :) See the location tab on our website. We look forward to your... More
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mirike123
31 August 2016|
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Thank you for your booking and we look forward to meeting you.
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