We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akaroa Dolphins

Features Animals
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7866
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great cruise one of the best.

We took our 4 year old grandson out on the cruise and he, as well as us had a great time. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chermick
,
sydney,Australia
Beautiful fun harbor tour

This tour is amazing. Beautiful boat, attentive and friendly staff, great information, wine... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winterhude04
,
Mill Creek, Washington
Read all 1,074 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cookies” (146 reviews)
“dolphin dog” (44 reviews)
“glass of wine” (51 reviews)
LOCATION
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-304 7866

Similar Things to Do in Akaroa

Write a Review
Reviews (1,074)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,019 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our 4 year old grandson out on the cruise and he, as well as us had a great time. The weather wasn't the best but the service from Barty and Katie was excellent. Barty even let our grandson take the wheel which made...More

Thank chermick
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour is amazing. Beautiful boat, attentive and friendly staff, great information, wine, beverages and cookies. Who cannot fall in love with Buster, the tail wagging dolphin dog. He even has his own postcard! We saw many fur seals, dolphins, a blue penguin. And of...More

Thank Winterhude04
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! Buster is ridiculously cute isn’t he and how spectacular is the landscape in and around the harbour. Hope to see you again in the future until then take care.

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Akaroa Dolphins cruise was first-rate. The staff presented safety info plus facts on the animals we might (and did) see. A complimentary a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink was offered before departure. Buster, the resident dog, was introduced as the one who...More

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

Wow! Feeling pretty chuffed after reading your review. Thank you so very much for taking the time you share your experience.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Family run business who are determined to make your trip great. We were thrilled with what we'd seen but it wasn't good enough for the crew until the dolphins engaged with us. Thoroughly enjoyable trip with knowledgeable professionals. Highly recommendedMore

Thank sandychilds
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your brilliant review ;) The dolphins have moods just like us, you never know if they will be busy feeding or in a playful mood, as each trip is different. It’s lovely to hear they felt like being social in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic way to see the Akaroa harbour. Tour guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather and see so many of the local wildlife. Totally recommend!!

Thank louisehM7093UG
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for recommending us Louise!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun on the boat for the afternoon! We were so pampered with wine and cookies and Buster, the dolphin seeking dog! We loved the history of the harbour and the town of Akaroa and what amazing wildlife! It was so fun to see...More

Thank AWWTG
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Awesome to hear you had so much fun. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great couple of hours on the water with this company the skipper was very informative and staff were great we saw the rare Hector dolphins seals penguins and plenty of bird life the highlight being Buster the dolphin seeking dog who did his...More

Thank jt211856
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! We are so lucky with all the highlights on the harbour and that we can share it with others. We hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic harbor tour. We saw an albatross, seals, seal pups, baby penguins and of course the beautiful Hector Dolphins. The dolphins went full National Geographic on us, jumping out of the water, doing flips, racing in the bow waves. Truly a unique experience...More

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

I love this...'The dolphins went full National Geographic on us'. They were definitely is an amazing playful mood yesterday. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your expereince.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cruise is well worth the money, the boat is excellent, the service was great. The captain MARK was informative and plenty of dolphins. We had great time. Thanks

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

Thank you for joining us, James! Glad you felt like you got your monies worth!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for a wonderful 2 hours in Akaroa on your beautiful boat - it was the perfect end to an awesome holiday - great crew and gorgeous dog and very yummy cookies 😄 I would highly recommend this trip

Thank 1971shell
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ohhh so lovely to hear Shell! Thank you for recommending us. Have a safe trip home :)

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Little Bistro
751 reviews
.82 km away
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
846 reviews
.05 km away
The Brasserie Kitchen And Bar
504 reviews
.74 km away
Ma Maison
470 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Giant's House
782 reviews
.89 km away
Banks Peninsula
973 reviews
.05 km away
Little River Rail Station
13 reviews
1.10 km away
Akaroa Lighthouse
97 reviews
.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Spartyxena
19 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
0
Votes
pelicanron
13 August 2015|
Answer
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
2
Votes