Akaroa Dolphins



76 Rankers Reviews

59 Face-to-Face

3 Dolphin Watching

2 Marine Mammal Swimming

1 Akaroa


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Inga Hoffmann


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely great trip. We've seen a lot of hector dolphines, penguins and even seals. Great kind staff and a stunning landscappe. Absolute worth the money!!

Reviewed 12 days ago

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Freddrick Weiser


Ranking: 9/10

Great cruise, friendly staff and knowledgeable captain.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in March 2018

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Mike Dw


Ranking: 9/10

Nice two hour cruise on the open sea. Have seen Hectors Dolphins, penguins and seals, Staff are very helpful and nice.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ross D

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Knowledgeable captain.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

Small boat and friendly hosts, special dolphins and penguin detector. Wonderful landscapes and very interesting wildlife, with 100% chance to see dolphins and seals (and sometimes penguins).

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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The Beans

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time using this company. The boat is modern, funky and clean with various seating options. We sat upfront - be prepared to get wet on rocky days - but this was all part of the fun! Very informative throughout and we were also entertained on board by Buster the dolphin-hearing dog. We were given a complimentary drink on arrival (wine, beer or soft) and an enormously tasty home baked cookie during the cruise. A storm had just passed through Akaroa the day before, so we were advised the cruise would be rough (TIP: If you are prone to sea sickness, purchase some Sealegs tablets from the Akaroa pharmacy at least an hour before. Worked wonders for us and ensured we enjoyed the cruise, no matter how rough the sea was). Because of the weather conditions, the route was slightly limited but we still saw plenty of seals and geographical sights. We did catch a short and unexpected glimpse of a dolphin - they just didn't want to make a big appearance that day - which is apparently quite rare. We would definitely use this company again. Great value and excellent customer service and communication to ensure the cruise still went ahead safely, despite the lingering bad weather.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Peter Passlack


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing and super friendly staff. Free drinks and cookies. Family owned. Our guide was really putting an effort in to get us to see some dolphins. We saw lots of em plus seals, penguins and albatross. Definitely worth the money.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chea Hao Wong


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely pleasant experience. They provide complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks and cookies as promised. The crews are informative and friendly. The cruise is comfortable with toilet on board. The Dolphins are lovely and they happily swim around the cruise. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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