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“Wonderful trip”
Review of Akaroa Dolphins

Akaroa Dolphins
Ranked #1 of 27 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 vessels; 'Into the Blue' and 'Akaroa Dolphin'. Highlights of our cruises include the rare Hector's dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, penguins, seabirds, spectacular sea caves and volcanic formations. We give you an intimate and luxurious experience, starting with home baking and complimentary drinks, including local award-winning wine, beer and soft drink when you step aboard. Our 100% locally owned and operated team will show you the Peninsula like only a local can. Experience 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.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very welcoming and knowledgable crew. Murphy the dog was on duty you could tell because he was wearing his lifejacket and he barked when the Hectors dolphins came in waves to the boat. They are beautiful and very precious. We saw seal pups and a solitray blue penguin and fabulous seabirds.
Very welcoming drink on arrival and lovely homebaked cookie before leaving. A really special trip for us. Thank yo.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2017

Thank you very much for your fantastic review! We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We enjoyed a really memorable cruise around and outside Akaroa Harbour with Akaroa Dolphins today. We were fortunate to have only 7 of us on the boat which is both modern and comfortable. The crew were simply excellent: they were relaxed and convivial hosts for the tour, knowledgeable in their description of the animals and sights we saw and fully aware of where to go to make the most of our 2 hour trip. Not only did we spot many Hector's dolphins, blue penguins and shags within the boundary of the harbour, we were also able to get up close to a fur seal colony and 2 yellow eyed penguins on the ocean shoreline, the geology of which is most impressive given the volcanic history of the area. The undoubted high spot of the trip was spotting barracuda attacking large shoals of smaller fish and leaping out of the water as they did so, accompanied by masses of gulls and shearwaters who were also feasting on the luckless shoal! The Akaroa Dolphins cruise was undoubtedly the best tour experience of the many magnificent trips we have enjoyed on our holiday to NZ so far.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

A big thank you for your very complimentary review, we value your feedback.

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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 :-)...

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise.

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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.

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AkaroaDolphins, Owner at Akaroa Dolphins, responded to this reviewResponded 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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