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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--comfortable boat, great scenery and wildlife, great choice of white wine and who can ever forget "Buster"

Getting into our British and Irish Lions rugby tour and full of NZ winter colds we took the... read more

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andrewrB9054IN
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Fun. friendly and Exhilirating

A wonderful way to spend 3 hours taking in the harbour/ocean sights. Very informative, friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ShellnDen
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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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“dolphin dog” (36 reviews)
“glass of wine” (47 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed yesterday

Getting into our British and Irish Lions rugby tour and full of NZ winter colds we took the fabulous shuttle bus from Christchurch to Akaroa. The driver on the shuttle bus was a mine of information and chatter and the scenery on the drive was...More

Thank andrewrB9054IN
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful way to spend 3 hours taking in the harbour/ocean sights. Very informative, friendly and relaxed. And a great way to mingle with other people. Crew were amazingly helpful. Special touches like a complimentary drink and a huge home made cookie were awesum. We...More

Thank ShellnDen
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your brilliant review and your kind comments about our crew.. We are thrilled Akaroa Dolphins was able to offer you a great experience and we look forward to hosting you again. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE went on a cold winter day but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We saw dolphins, penguins, seals, salmon and mussel farms and lots more. Loved the dolphin dog and how accurate he was.

Thank brandy126
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing to cruise with Akaroa Dolphins. It was a pleasure having you on board and we are delighted you thought it was a beautiful cruise. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

such a perfect day in Akaroa to see dolphins, the tour was perfect and the Crew is very gentle, although the day was cold, everything was very good.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's so lovely to hear you thought the tour was perfect. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Akaroa. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just took our two year old and 16 week old children on this trip. The staff were great and very helpful, even when one of our children was sick. Kept us warm and safe. Commentary was great. Saw dolphins and penguins. Warm jackets provided.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. We really appreciate it. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I took a spontaneous Akaroa Dolphins tour and it was the best decision we ever made! The skipper, Mark, was informative and fun while his first mate, Tracy, was caring and helpful! We saw about 20 of the native dolphins in action...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, wonderful photo and awesome recommendation. I have passed on your complementary comments to Mark and Tracy. It was a pleasure having you on board. Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. From us all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Akaroa Dolphins boat today with our American friends and it was fabulous. The crew were amazing (thanks Mark) and Buster the dog was really awesome. We saw loads of dolphins and the commentary and scenery were fantastic. Highly recommend going with this...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, it’s great to hear you enjoyed your time out on the water surrounded by our beautiful scenery and dolphins. Akaroa Dolphins look forward to hosting you and your visitors again. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Experience! Mark and Tracy were so great! Glass of wine on arrival! Saw dolphins and seals! Let us borrow coats when we were unprepared for the cold! Please look them up and book for an amazing adventure!

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

We loved hearing how much you enjoyed the cruise with us. You truly did experience a variety of things our area has to offer. Thank you so much for your grand review. Many thanks from us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the welcome in the shop from Desiree and Hugh, right through to our post trip pics review again in the shop- this was an experience not to be faulted. Remarkably personal touches, great skipper and crew with excellent local knowledge. We saw seals, penguins...More

Thank Gacco29
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your magnificent review, your comments are very much appreciated. We are very proud of being a family and locally owned business. Thank you for joining us on our cruise and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. From all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellent trip with really interesting commentary from our captain and we saw dolphins, penguins and seals. Our other captain "hector" the dolphin spotting cairn terrier was absolutely gorgeous! Highly recommend- great big boat, very comfortable and staff were lovely Thank you

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

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs.

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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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