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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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A magical experience!

When you first step foot on that cruise, you know you will have a blast! You are welcomed with... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Soumaya M
,
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
An awesome experience not to be missed!!!!!

Our trip with Akaroa Dolphins was an awesome experience and should not be missed when visiting... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
364alisonw2
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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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65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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

Reviewed 6 October 2017

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

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

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 3 October 2017 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 3 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 October 2017

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

Thank birdman222015
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Delightful, knowledgeable staff with adorable dolphin spotting dog, Sydney. We had close encounters with dolphins, penguins and seals and marvelled at the volcanic history of the area. A refreshment on arrival was a pleasant surprise and a glorious day made this experience unforgettable.

Thank Amy E
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for sharing about your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip today with this lovely company. We were so lucky to see dolphins, seals and penguins. The staff were attentive, very safety conscious and the special dog on board was an extra bonus.

Thank resilientgal
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 19 September 2017 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
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

How wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience and giving Akaroa Dolphins a 5 star. I will pass on your comments to Stew. Many thanks for us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 18 September 2017 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 18 September 2017

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

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Spartyxena
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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
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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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