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Address: 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 7866
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We offer an exclusive and intimate 2 hour Harbour Nature Cruise on our...

We offer an exclusive and intimate 2 hour Harbour Nature Cruise on our luxurious “Into the Blue” catamaran. We accommodate for a small number of guests, so you can enjoy a more personal cruise experience around the spectacular seascape including sea caves, high cliffs and volcanic rock formations. Akaroa Harbour is home of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector’s Dolphin. A cruise out on Akaroa Harbour is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures, along with fascinating bird life and other curious and entertaining sea mammals the likes of seals and penguins in their natural habitat – and why not do it in style at a very competitive price? Our local family history dates back to 1838 and as your hosts we will provide you with a personal insight into this region. A complimentary award winning wine, beer, organic juice, soft drinks and fresh home baking is included in the cruise price. Summer cruise times are at 10.15am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm, and our winter cruise time is 12.45pm.

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Very nice experience .host tells a lot about the surrouding .2 hours trip with a lot to see .not too big bot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice experience .host tells a lot about the surrouding .2 hours trip with a lot to see .not too big bot.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think most of the other reviews sum it up ,a great day out glass of wine and a cookie to finish it off.A dolphin seeking dog and some great sights. Worth every cent.5*

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

What more could we ask for than a five star review? Thank you so much from the Akaroa Dolphins team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best cruise around! Very informative and full of little extras which made it stand out (especially the warm jackets!!)

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated! Thank you from all the team at Akaroa Dolphins More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect cruise, quality, guides, outstanding service, comfort and sightseen. Good free wine and cookies on board.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a good tour!! Our hosts were lovely, and very knowledgeable. The Skipper gave excellent commentary on the area and wildlife. His first mate was attentive (making sure we were not too cold out on deck, as well as ensuring we were looking in the right direction when the dolphins arrived!). Excellent, friendly service from both of them. I got... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review. As the dolphins are wild we can't 100% guarantee that you will see them but that is so wonderful you experienced that many dolphins at once. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. Many thanks from all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family-owned business that gives good personal attention to its clients. The commentary during the cruise was very good. They also served snacks. We didn't see any dolphins, but saw many other interesting things involving wildlife and geology.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so sorry that you didn't see any dolphins on your cruise but glad you enjoyed everything else. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family-run enterprise. And you can experience exactly that! Mike, Desirée and their boat-dog Buster (yes, you read correctly, boat-dog!) are the finest boat crew ever! They care for every passenger on their small vessel, chat around, serve a complementary drink and self-baked cookie. They gave a lot of information about the bay, the history and the animals.... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your kind words. I have shared your review with Mark and Desiree, and they are over the moon. We are so lucky to be able to share our beautiful harbour with others. We hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster :) More 

east sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would thoroughly recommend this great trip! We saw the Hector dolphins, seals and Blue Penguins! The crew were great..telling us the history of the area and pointing out the various rock formations! Thank you to all, especially Jet, the dog! who helped spot the dolphins!

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is very much appreciated. Thank you also for recommending us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Jet! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Akaroa Dolphins was one of the highlights of our time in the area! We had many plans canceled due to weather during our 9 days in NZ, but Akaroa Dolphins was easily the most communicative and transparent. Because they were worried about high winds, they informed us the day before to stay in touch about the status of the trip,... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and sending us an email. We are so glad that the wind held off and you were able to experience the beautiful harbour. Have a safe trip home and hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip, exceeded expectations. We saw several pods of Hector's dolphins right around the boat, really close up along with Fur seals, blue penguins and even a petrel. The wind had blown up for the afternoon trip and we were warned that the front would be cold and possibly wet. They were right! However, they provided warm waterproof jackets for... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

How great is Buster when the dolphins are near, he becomes so animated. Thank you so much for you postive feedback. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins More 

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