Akaroa Dolphins


• We are #1 on TripAdvisor • Family-operated business • 100% locally owned & operated • Luxurious & comfortable vessels • Cater for small groups • Low-lying boat for closer dolphin encounters • Tourism award winner • Complimentary drinks and home-baked treats • Dolphin spotting dogs • Department of Conservation approved


Akaroa Dolphins offer an exclusive and intimate 2-hour Harbour Nature Cruise on our luxurious catamaran. We accommodate a small number of guests, so you can enjoy a more personal cruise experience around the spectacular seascape including sea caves, high cliffs and volcanic rock formations. Akaroa Harbour is home to the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector’s Dolphin. A cruise out on Akaroa Harbour is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures, along with fascinating bird life and other curious and entertaining sea mammals the likes of seals and penguins in their natural habitat ~ and why not do it in style at a very competitive price? Our local family history dates back to 1838 and as your hosts, we will provide you with a personal insight into this region. A complimentary award-winning wine, beer, juice, soft drinks and fresh home baking are included. Summer cruise times are at 10.15 am, 12.45 pm and 3.15 pm, and our winter cruise time is 12.45 pm.

Cancellations Cancellations by the guest must be made no later than 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellations after this time will incur the full cost of the cruise. No charge applies to any booking changes made. Weather and sea conditions can change quickly and this may alter the status of your tour. We reserve the right to cancel or change a tour or replace any vessel in the interests of passenger safety. Refunds In the event of cancellation by Akaroa Dolphins a full refund will be given. Medical conditions If you have any mobility or medical conditions and think you could be affected by sea and weather conditions please inform us when booking. Instruction To ensure maximum safety and enjoyment of the cruise you must follow all instructions given by our staff before during and after the tour and you agree that you will be responsible for any children in your care. You are responsible for the safety and protection of your own personal possessions at all times. Wildlife Guarantee There is no guarantee that advertised wildlife will be seen on your tour but we have a very high success rate. If your cruise does not see a dolphin you will be offered another tour free of charge. No refunds will be given in the event of not seeing dolphins.

65 Beach Road, Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand


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