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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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Fantastic Experience!

We had a fantastic experience with Akoroa Dolphins. We saw many Hector dolphins, blue penguins... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miriam L
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
Excellent experience

Took a cruise with this company last Saturday we were well looked after by Mark and Natalie and of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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“cookies” (128 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (35 reviews)
“glass of wine” (46 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic experience with Akoroa Dolphins. We saw many Hector dolphins, blue penguins, sea lions, yellow eye penguins, and salmon. Buster, the dolphin hunting dog, sat next to my husband, who was relaxing with his glass of wine. The scenery was beautiful. We...More

Thank Miriam L
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your brilliant review. It certainly is very descriptive and informative. Akaroa Dolphins truly value your comments and we are so proud of being locally owned and operated. Many thanks for your wonderful recommendation. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a cruise with this company last Saturday we were well looked after by Mark and Natalie and of course Sydney the dog. We were probably some of the most fortunate people to encounter two humpback whales. What a sight whales and dolphins together. We...More

Thank Steve W
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, what an experience to encounter both the whales and dolphins swimming together. I have passed on your kind comments to Mark and Natalie. Many thanks From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin dogs.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip. This day. Would highly recommend, very helpful staff and amazing trip.. Would highly recommend...

Thank Vaughan S
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are glad to hear you had an awesome time. Many thanks From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a "must" experience! Family-owned, they believe in keeping groups small to enhance your outing. We went in the off season so it was really intimate- only 7 passengers and 2 crew. Bainzy and Julie were very attentive and informative. We were lucky because...More

Thank Margaret D
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful review. Thank you so much for your amazing comments about your experience with Akaroa Dolphins. To read such reviews always brings smiles to the team and I have passed this onto Bainzy and Julia. Many thanks again and we hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed from the very beginning! The company called us the day before our booking to let us know the weather was turning nasty, and gave us the option to do the boat trip that day - which we did. Every aspect of this...More

Thank Bridget C
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Akaroa Dolphin tour experience. Reviews like yours always make our day and of course we love to hear people say that they thought the tour was outstanding. I have passed on your lovely comments...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a truly wonderful experience onboard the Akaroa dolphins cruise. Welcoming, friendly and fun crew. Really informative and interesting points of interest along the way to spotting the highlight- Hectors dolphins of which we saw multiple! Mark & Desiree were the perfect crew and...More

Thank VanessaJ72
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our team loved taking you out on the cruise. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and writing such a comprehensive and informative review. Our team are passionate about their job, so to hear it was was the best Akaroa day out by far...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative interesting and beautiful boat tour! Saw lots of wildlife including the famous hector dolphins that was on my to do list. Highly recommended

Thank Vanessa B
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted you chose Akaroa Dolphins to view the Hector's dolphins that was on your list to do. Many thanks for your great recommendation. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Our impromptu cruise turned into an amazing experience. We were blessed with an unprecedented quantity of dolphins appearing as we followed a trawler at sea. Along with the dolphins we sighted up close many Southern Royal Albatross and other seabirds. Back in harbour there were...More

Thank Sally B
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are so glad you made the split discussion to come out on the harbour with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your experience. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including Buster.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Okk the 1st wow is for the beautiful elements that you experience during the 2 hour trip. The 2nd wow is for the two host (Captain and First mate) , who were so courteous and helpful. Its a smaller boat than the commercial giant ones...More

Thank Creyons
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

The team here at Akaroa Dolphins are so proud to receive this fantastic review. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you back again soon. Many thanks From all the team at...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

A fantastic voyage where we saw Hector's Dopphins, Blue Penguins and fur seals. Upon boarding we were offered wine beer and cups of tea/coffee - the latter very welcome on a chilly day. There were also offers of extra jackets to ward off chills. Throughout...More

Thank jauchinleck
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and complimentary review. It was a pleasure having you on board and being able to share our amazing scenery and wildlife with you. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed...More

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Spartyxena
How do I book this tour?
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
arriving on CELEBRITY CRUISE SHIP. 1/24/2015 early AM. Do you pick-up at the dock ?
12 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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