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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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Excellent Dolphin Tour

Fantastic tour to see endangered Hectors dolphins. Wasn't disappointed due to sighting dolphins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ethel R
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Great weather

It was a beautiful, sunny day on the water. A lot of descriptions of the area. Penguins (2) at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
renostew
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Nevada
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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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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

Fantastic tour to see endangered Hectors dolphins. Wasn't disappointed due to sighting dolphins plus many other wildlife eg. Penguins, fur seals, sea birds. Ancient geographic rock formations from volcanic period. Thanks to excellent guides on boat who were helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend and...More

Thank Ethel R
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

"One of the best NZ tours we have done!". WOW! Ethel that is a huge honour! Thank you also for sharing your experience on facebook also. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful, sunny day on the water. A lot of descriptions of the area. Penguins (2) at a distance. Cormorants. A few seals. Dolphins for most part in passing boat Nice, comfortable boatMore

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so fortunate to be able to show people this special part of the world, and I'm so thrilled to hear you saw such a variety of wildlife that live in and around the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Lat 27, I booked this tour because our top priority was seeing Southern Pacific wildlife in its natural surroundings. On a trip to Tasmania we had so much enjoyed seeing the seals and birds around the southern coast. We struck lucky and were...More

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

What a lovely in-depth review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. I also love the seal pups and how they play in the nursery pools, I could spend hours watching them. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ. Warmest regards, Julia

Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather not great but thoroughly enjoyable experience. Started with drinks for all. Friendly staff. Informative commentary. Dolphins of course. No rush and gave plenty of opportunity for viewing.

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

It's wonderful to hear you had an enjoyable experience. We love getting feedback like this. Thank you! From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you first step foot on that cruise, you know you will have a blast! You are welcomed with drinks and smiles. They take your belongings inside for you to enjoy the trip. You then are taken to the most beautiful places as you take...More

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

Thank you for your awesome feedback. We are so lucky to be able to show others the beautiful scenery and wildlife the harbour has to offer. Thank you for recommending us. Warmest regards, Julia

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip with Akaroa Dolphins was an awesome experience and should not be missed when visiting Akaroa. The Captain provided lots of interesting information about the history of the area and its inhabitants. With the help of his cute dolphin spotting dog Sydney, he went...More

Thank 364alisonw2
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a review! Thank you. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing 2 hours out on the beautiful bay with Akaroa Dolphins. Guides are local and know the region inside out so was fed interesting history and most importantly, got to see loads of dolphins up close, as well as seals and little penguins....More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. It is so lovely to hear you had an amazing time. We have a team of rockstars who are super passionate about the harbour and wildlife, to hear your feedback reaffirms this. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Warmest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Akaroa Dolphins provides an hour-and-a-half tour out into Akaroa harbor all the way into the Pacific. The captain provides an entertaining and informative commentary on the harbor, its history, its surrounding landscape, and its animal inhabitants. Though there’s no guarantee of who will be around,...More

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

Thank you so much for comprehensive feedback about our cruise and the crew, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Akaroa Dolphins. The staff were very friendly and we had a 'dolphin dog' on board with us (he can hear the dolphins). An interesting and insightful trip around the bay then out to the heads where we were lucky...More

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

What a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience . From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whew Great rip with the dolphin spotting dog, the Skipper and Kate .... 2 hours of interesting and informative history, geology and nature. 2 Yellow-eyed penguins, 3 white-slippered penguins and about 700 Hutton's Shearwaters ....wow. This is trip well worth taking and should not be...More

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

Thank you so much for your informative review and posting your photo. The team appreciate your positive comments. It was nice to meet you and your friends and hope to see you again on a cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins...More

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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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