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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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Well worth the money

Wow what an experience! Despite the 6m swell we had a wonderful time on this cruise. We thought the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Chloe D
,
Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand
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AWESOME!!!!!!

Even though the weather turned on us during the 2 hour tour - this was the highlight tour... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
rjschmidt23
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Longmont, Colorado
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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” (41 reviews)
“glass of wine” (48 reviews)
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65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7866

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Wow what an experience! Despite the 6m swell we had a wonderful time on this cruise. We thought the weather might have kept them away but right when we went to turn around we saw a huge pod of them and had an amazing time...More

Thank Chloe D
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us of your experience with Akaroa Dolphins. Also many thanks for your recommendation. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Even though the weather turned on us during the 2 hour tour - this was the highlight tour!!! Captain Stew got us in the middle of a pod of 20+ dolphins and we could have spent hours with them. Terrific views of beauty of the...More

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for your grand review. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed the cruise and to hear it was the highlight for you. Many thanks. From all the team at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a wonderful tour with Akaroa Dolphins - we would highly recommend it! We had the warmest of welcomes from Mark and Desiree as we boarded this beautiful boat. The tour was so informative, with stunning scenery and we got to see lots of dolphins...More

Thank Lisa S
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you so much for supporting our local and family owned company. It was a pleasure having you on our cruise and to receive such a glowing review makes our team very proud. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins.

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My 68 year old mother and I booked this on the day. The boat left at 12:30pm with only 2 other people on the boat, who were lovely. Renee greater us warmly and gave us jackets to put over our legs in case we got...More

Thank Tamsin H
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

How wonderful to hear of your experience with us. Akaroa Dolphins take great pride in giving you a memorable time. We agree whole heartily about the Hector's dolphins being magical. Thank you for your kind words and I have passed these onto the team. Many...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I hadn't planned on doing this cruise but am so glad I did. The crew were so wonderfully helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and just so happy to help with anything you wanted. We tried to find a humpback whale but it eluded us but it was...More

Thank Melissa B
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

We are delighted you enjoyed your cruise after deciding on the spur of the moment to take the opportunity to view and hear about our spectacular scenery and wildlife. Thank you for your lovely comments and also for taking the time to review Akaroa Dolphins....More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Akaroa and went on the 12:45 trip after buying tickets from the friendly person in their office. The staff greeted us on arrival and gave us a complimentary drink and on our trip we ended up seeing Hector Dolphins, penguins and seals...More

Thank 438kstewart
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for your complimentary and positive feedback. We are very proud of our team and I have passed on your kind words to Mark and Desiree. Thank you also for your great recommendation. Many thanks. From us all at Akaroa Dolphins including our Dolphin...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Akaora Dolphins and I am so happy we decided to make the trip during our short stay in Chiristcurch last week. Upon arrival, we met both owners, Pip and Hugh, while picking up our tickets and...More

Thank Afton W
AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so delighted you chose Akaroa Dolphins. Congratulations again on your wedding anniversary-WOOD. We really look forward to seeing you on your return trip to Akaroa. Many thanks for taking the time to write this...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

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 31 May 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 31 May 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 28 May 2017

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.

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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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