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Address: 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-304 7866
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We offer an exclusive and intimate 2 hour Harbour Nature Cruise on our...

We offer an exclusive and intimate 2 hour Harbour Nature Cruise on our luxurious “Into the Blue” catamaran. We accommodate for a small number of guests, so you can enjoy a more personal cruise experience around the spectacular seascape including sea caves, high cliffs and volcanic rock formations. Akaroa Harbour is home of the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector’s Dolphin. A cruise out on Akaroa Harbour is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures, along with fascinating bird life and other curious and entertaining sea mammals the likes of seals and penguins in their natural habitat – and why not do it in style at a very competitive price? Our local family history dates back to 1838 and as your hosts we will provide you with a personal insight into this region. A complimentary award winning wine, beer, organic juice, soft drinks and fresh home baking is included in the cruise price. Summer cruise times are at 10.15am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm, and our winter cruise time is 12.45pm.

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This is the second time we have done this cruise, enjoyed it immensely. I have to say one of the most enjoyable on our trip. The staff, Bainsly, Pip & Julie were very friendly... read more

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Bodalla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time we have done this cruise, enjoyed it immensely. I have to say one of the most enjoyable on our trip. The staff, Bainsly, Pip & Julie were very friendly & informative, would recommend this to everyone.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The boat tour with Akaroa Dolphins on 07.12.2016 is one of our most memorable experiences we had during our 6 weeks vacation in New Zealand and we had already recommended it to other travellers we met during our journey. The reason for our recommendation is mainly the familiar and caring atmosphere that already welcomes you when entering the boat and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time. The all crew was just lovely (including buster the dolphin spotting dog). Would highly recommend. Thanks for a great time

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Many thanks for supporting our local and family owned company. It was a pleasure having you on our cruise and we are delighted you had a great time. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs. More 

Havelock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A 2 hour sail from Akaroa. Saw lots of Dolphins, Seals, and a few Penguins. Great commentary from staff. Highly recommend.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and your recommendation. It is very much appreciated. Many thanks from us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleased we chose this trip. Perfect timing mid morning and 2 to 3 hours was long enough. Loved the crew especially Jed who is trained in dolphin spotting!

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your two hour cruise and thank you for choosing to come with us. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs. More 

Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to go on a dolphin tour in Jan. We arrived at Akaroa on one of the two cruise ships that sailed in to Akaroa that day. So as you can imagine. There was lots of people around. But despite this the family that run Akaroa Dolphins made sure every thing went smoothly. We were greeted on... More 

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

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 amazing. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Northern beaches NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on the harbour tour with Akaroa dolphins and had a terrific time. Everyone associated with the firm was great, the boat was clean and comfortable, the dog adorable and the tour comprehensive. Highly recommend

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of your cruise with us. It’s always wonderful to hear such positive comments about Akaroa Dolphins. Many thanks for recommending our tour. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs. More 

Delmar, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day in the water with a friendly and knowledgeable captain who introduced us to Akrora. A well run tour, full of sights, background and a very special dog who knew his way around the deck, and skilled at locating dolphins. A definite must if you are planning a tour if this picturesque community.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Our team at Akaroa Dolphins appreciate your excellent review. It is wonderful to be able to share our environment and the special wildlife we have here in Akaroa harbour. Yes, our Dolphin dogs do hear the dolphins. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin Dogs More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice sightseeing trip and very friendly crew. We saw dolphins, seals and penguin. Complementary drinks and cookies.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive your review and the picture of our boat "Into The Blue". Many thanks for taking the time to write this. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I've been on trips like this, it was amazing to watch the small dolphins only to be found swimming around the boat. We were lucky as it was quite choppy and not a lot of people on board so we could move around a bit. Highly recommended!

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and your awesome photo of the Hector's Dolphins. Many thanks for your recommendation. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins. More 

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