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“Excellent tour”
Review of Akaroa Dolphins

Akaroa Dolphins
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Siegen, Germany
1 review
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We saw Hector dolphins, seals (pups as well), some birds, a pengiun floating on the sea and the beautiful nature of Akaroa Harbour. It was definitely not the average crowded tourist attraction, but a very informative and professional guided tour!
Drinks and a delicious self-made biscuit are included :-)...

Visited March 2013
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review, March 30, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed our cruise.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great trip”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Small and friendly, from the welcoming dink when you get on board, knowledgable crew. Dolhins, seals and home baked cookies, Thanks for a great trip

Visited March 2013
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review, March 28, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise.

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Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The boat is very comfortable and the crew are friendly. We were able to see the dolphins up close helped by Murphy who always knew where they were. We also got very close to the seal colony. It was really good to be able to view everything from the front of the boat. Craig's commentary was very informative and he soundedas though he was talking to friends rather than giving a memorised speech. well done.

Visited March 2013
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review, March 24, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Imperial Beach, California, United States
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156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Akaroa Dolphins tour a winner!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The wife and I enjoyed a beautiful harbor/wildlife tour on a cool, sunny day. 20 of us on the smooth-cruising boat saw lots of wildlife close-up. Murphy the dog is really an employee of the boat. when he barks, you'll see dolphins - GUARANTEED! One warning, though: If you're prone to seasickness, take your Bonine, Dramamine, etc., long before you board. A few folks aboard - not used to traveling on a 45ft boat - got really ill. Too bad cuz they couldn't enjoy those wonderful, fresh-baked cookies given to us.

Visited January 2013
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review, March 26, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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“Excellent tour of Akaroa Harbour”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Akaroa Dolphins Nature Harbour CruisesTour – -Jan 31, 2013
This was an excellent tour at $71NZ pp. The ship only holds up to 30 people and incl wine, beer or hot and cold drinks with the best home made cookies you will ever taste! We were lucky that there were only 15 people on the ship the day were there. It was so much better than the larger tours that sailed by us holding 50 people crammed into a small space. The ship was fast and stable with Captain Craig giving an informative commentary on all the sites along the way. We saw sea caves, volcanic formations, Hector Dolphins, blue penguins, fur seals and much more as we could get much closer to land than the larger tours. It was a wonderful alternative to just walking the small town and an exceptional time spent out on the water
You can even reserve ahead without a deposit and pay on the day.
www.akaroadolphins.co.nz

Visited February 2013
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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this review, March 30, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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