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This boat tour departs Akaroa – an area of incredible scenery, rich history & an abundance of marine life!

Head out on the water with Akaroa Dolphins for a two-hour cruise on their luxurious catamaran, with small group sizes & plenty of room on board, this tour allows you awesome opportunities to get closer to the action & get those all-important snaps to share with the world! Akaora Dolphins have a 98% success rate of spotting the hectors dolphin.

What you are looking for is the Hector Dolphin – the smallest and rarest in the world. They  are easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, the Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters.

You may even  get to meet Akaroa Dolphin’s Insta-famous crew, the Dolphin spotting dogs, who play an important role in locating the Hector’s Dolphins each day. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary NZ Beer or Wine, and some delicious home baking along the way, this really is a luxurious way to spot some of the world’s rarest Dolphins!

As well as dolphins, you’ll see and get close to the dramatic coastline of Banks Peninsula, including sea caves, high cliffs, and volcanic rock formations.

Akaroa Harbour Dolphin Cruise

1 Hour 30 Minutes

$299 NZD

Jump onboard a luxury catamaran and take in the dramatic coastal scenery in search of Hectors dolphins. There are even expert dolphin spotting dogs onboard.

Experience provided by

Akaroa Dolphins

Important Information
  • You must pre book this activity
  • No you cannot swim with the dolphins
  • The Hectors dolphin are spotted on 98% of cruises
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before you departure time
  • Subject to weather and ocean conditions
  • Departure Times:
    • June – August: 12.45 pm
    • September – May10.15 am & 12.45 pm
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