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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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We saw plenty of dolphins!

We saw plenty of dolphins, as hoped! A thoroughly enjoyable boat trip with great tour guiding... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Jessderome
via mobile
Dolphin Cruise

We booked direct with the company as this is much cheeper than booking through the ship. The boat... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
MartinKerrForbes
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Adelaide, Australia
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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 17 April 2017 via mobile

We saw plenty of dolphins, as hoped! A thoroughly enjoyable boat trip with great tour guiding knowledge and insight, and friendly help from the tour organizers. We were provided a wine upon arrival and a snack later on. They went to great effort to make...More

Thank Jessderome
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for recommending us. We truly value your feedback. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We booked direct with the company as this is much cheeper than booking through the ship. The boat could accomodate about 50 people but the don't cram you in, we had about 16 people on our trip. Our captain (Mark) was very friendly and informative,...More

Thank MartinKerrForbes
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

We are so lucky to be able to share the harbour with others, and glad you enjoy your time with us. I will pass on your lovely words to Mark and Nat. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Sidney.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Tgese guys are a family business and there focused on providing all they can for there customer. They made sure we saw all the wildlife there is to see. Especially chasing down the Hectors dolphins. Even in rough conditions.

Thank Jase N
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Akaroa Dolphins cruise was a great way to see and learn about Akaroa - from the volcanic history that created Akaroa, to the dolphins, seals and penguins that populate the sound. The hosts - who are 5th generation Akaroans - are very friendly and...More

Thank ohCda99
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for supporting our locally owned and family business. We really value your feedback. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a great trip today and can thoroughly recommend it. We were on the smaller boat, very friendly and personal, Sidney the dog was so cute! Was wonderful to see the seals and the dolphins.

Thank 67Miranda
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we really appreciate it. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Sidney.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was a great cruise that even had a dolphin alerting system...a dog named Buster. The skipper was very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and history of Akaroa. We saw Hectors Dolphins, penguins swimming and seal pups playing in a small pool on the rocks. We...More

Thank lorib91
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the beautiful photos. Enjoy the rest of your time in Akaroa and we hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We did the trip with Akaroa Dolphins on a cruise stopover. It was a locally owned business and the people were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble. We saw heaps of hector Dolphins, seals and penguins. Mark the skipper was very informative and told us...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

A big thank you for your kind words about your cruise with us. We are very proud of our company so it means a lot to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Thank you also for recommending us. From all the team at Akaroa...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We hopped on this cruise last minute and weren't disappointed! What a fabulous experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the sites and hospitality onboard. Dolphins, penguins, seals and bird life.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The cruise was fantastic right from the start, the crew looked after my partner( who is on a walking stick) & helped her to the front of the boat & stayed with her the whole time. the dog is an added bonus.

Thank peterure
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

It was a pleasure having you both on board and we are delighted to hear you had a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was a fantastic time. The hosts were friendly and their dog Buster a great companion. We saw some very friendly hector dolphins as well as some seals enjoying the sun. An outstanding way to start our family holiday, highly recommend!

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback and supporting our locally owned and family business. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

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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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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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