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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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Great way to see Akaroa

A must do if you are in Akaroa. Stew was an awesome guide. Very friendly and super knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danielle W
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Hector's Dolphins

A must-do trip when in Akaroa. Great operators, very knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janet P
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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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  • Average1%
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LOCATION
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

A must do if you are in Akaroa. Stew was an awesome guide. Very friendly and super knowledgable. Booking was easy. A run well tour.

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must-do trip when in Akaroa. Great operators, very knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing to see the dolphins in their natural habitat.

Thank Janet P
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We value your feedback so thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins

Reviewed 5 days ago

Professional, safe, fun and educational! I had never seen dolphins before which made this an emotional experience for me! The worlds smallest penguin was also a pleasure to see! I would highly recommend this experience and professional team.

Thank Jayden S
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your complimentary review about your experience with us. We are delighted you thought it was amazing and you were able to see our special Hector's Dolphin for the first time. Many thanks From us all at Akaroa Dolphins

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small, family run operation and it shows. We had an amazing cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. The crew were lovely, Sydney was adorable and we were lucky enough to get up close to dolphins, seals and penguins. A wonderful couple of hours on the water,...More

Thank Poppy_1980
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this amazing reveiw and supporting our locally owned and operated business. We feel very honoured to receive this glowing review. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Akaroa Dolphins few days ago with my family. Wonderful experience with very professional and knowledgeable staff. Refreshments provided. It was first time experience in sea for my mother and she loved it. And she loved Dolphins, Seals And Penguins. I would like to...More

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and how lovely to hear your mother enjoyed her first time on the water viewing our amazing marine life. Many thanks for your great recommendation. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 hour journey travelling around the bay looking and learning the geographical and human history of this area but the highlight were the fabulous little dolphins that played around the boat. This is a must see when you come to Akaroa....More

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

Thank you for your complimentary comments of your experience with Akaroa Dolphins. You have given great joy to all our team in receiving this brilliant review .It was a pleasure to show you our awe inspiring wildlife and spectacular scenery. Many thanks for taking the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Akaroa in August and went on a cruise with this company. They were fantastic. A small family business and it shows. We were treated like family. Katy looked after us whilst cruising - bringing us a complimentary drink and snack. She checked...More

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

Thank you for your comprehensive review. We are all very passionate about giving everyone the best experience, and so lucky to be able to share the harbour with others. Many thanks for your kind comments about our team. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome experience with Akaroa Dolphin, really friendly staff who had amazing knowledge about the area and the animals. We got to see penguins, seals and loads of Hector Dolphins. And Sydney the sea dog was brilliant. Would highly recommend and would definitely...More

Thank people07
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our cruises, we always love hearing how much they are enjoyed. Akaroa Dolphins is very proud of being 100% locally owned and operated and to receive such a glowing review brings a smile to the Team. From...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team is absolutely adorable, they're all making sure that you're happy and you're spending a great time - which we did. We had welcome drinks and they even have a cute dog coming with us on board to help them spot the dolphins. We...More

Thank roxannefl15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in with an hours notice, expect it would be busier in summer. Lovely boat, friendly staff and welcoming and informative captain. The star though, is the Dolphin Dog!! I was worried dog was going to dive in it was so excitable, my daughter loved...More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and wonderful photos. It was a pleasure having you on board and many thanks for taking the time to write this review. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

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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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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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