Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
At the core, we’re a family business with our management team being 5th & 6th generation Banks Peninsula locals. Alongside our family members, we have a passionate team who are committed to you having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
We keep our passenger groups small so that you have more room to move around the boat, and enjoy your cruise without overcrowding or missing dolphin sightings due to a shortage of viewing space. Our boat has a low-lying profile which means you get closer to the wildlife!
When you board our boat you’ll be offered a complimentary drink. Choose from beer, award-winning local wine or non-alcoholic options. You’ll also enjoy our famous home-baked treats made from our family recipe and served to you by our delightful onboard crew.
We are committed to the conservation of our harbour's environment and wildlife. After all, it’s the centre point of our business.
*Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the departure, with boarding 15 minutes beforehand.Itinerary
Akaroa Dolphins holds a New Zealand Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Viewing Permit. Meaning, legally we can take guests to view dolphins and seals. We are only 1 of 2 companies that are permitted to do this, who operate all year round in Akaroa Harbour. Please make sure you ONLY support a permitted operator.
Join us on our luxury catamaran where you will enjoy a 2-hour nature cruise. Here in Akaroa Harbour we are in a hotspot for the Hector's dolphins, White-flippered penguins, and New Zealand fur seals. As the animals are wild we can never guarantee to see them, but have a high success rate with sightings. If you’re among the rare few who don’t see dolphins, you can cruise again with us for free.
From our check-in team to our skippers and onboard guides, you’ll be greeted with smiles every step of the way. An integral part of the team is our expert dolphin spotting dogs. Equipped with dog life-vests and a keen ear, they’ll help make your dolphin encounter an unforgettable experience.
*Check-in is no later than 30 minutes prior to the departure, with boarding 15 minutes beforehand.
**Please note, we DO NOT swim with the dolphins.Stop At:
• Akaroa Lighthouse, Beach Road, Akaroa, Akaroa New Zealand
• Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
• Banks Peninsula, 575 Summit Road, Christchurch 8081 New Zealand
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"We do not swim with the dolphins"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.