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“Dolphins, Dolphins and more Dolphins”
Review of Coast up Close

Coast up Close
Ranked #8 of 27 Tours in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience the fantastic coastline around Akaroa in a spacious and comfortable Kauri launch. Local skipper, Tony, takes small groups to view the amazing wildlife,including penguins,dolphins, fur seals, and spectacular rock formations and sea caves.Terrific photo opportunities!
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Well what a half day. We saw lots of the beautiful hector dolphins just swimming all around us and following our bow wave. The boat is comfortable and great as it is not crowded - small numbers only. Tony was a great host with heaps of knowledge. Going into a little cove we saw seals on the rocks. It was an awesome day and I really enjoyed seeing all the sea life and the breathtaking scenery. Tony it was a pleasure to do your cruise and would highly recommend it.

Thank pam56_10
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Tony gives a personalised and very informative cruise/tour out of Akaroa. He knows every inch of the area, history, culture and locals.
Tony keeps to small numbers and this ensures the best service and care.

2  Thank oopsadaysey
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Tony was super friendly from the second we stepped on the boat. We didn't book ahead of time but that didn't bother him, he let us just hop on and grab a couple of tickets right then. There was a group of about 9 on the tour we went on, and he made us feel comfortable and excited about the trip. He was informative about the animals we were seeing and got the boat real close so we could check out the animals close up. A real family man, he was excited for us when my partner told him we had just gotten engaged a couple hours before, and offered to take a lovely photo of us. I get motion sickness and he was very caring towards that too. Put all that along with his cheap price, and in my eyes it is a sure winner. We have raved about the trip to our friends and family and we will definitely be recommending Coast up Close to everyone!

1  Thank Sara C
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was a marvellous cruise on an well restored harbour launch in ideal weather conditions. Tony was very knowledgeable about the Harbour and its wildlife and his love and enthuisiasm for this subject was infectious. The small numbers this nature cruise specialises in ensures a very interesting and personalised attraction.

Thank Christchurch
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I highly recommend this cruise with Tony. Our family spent a lovely afternoon on Tonys very comfortable boat. He's very knowledgeable and enthusiastically showed us the varied wildlife found in Akaroa harbor.

Thank NZAlison
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