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Akaroa Dolphins Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa, New Zealand

Meet the world's smallest and rarest Hector's dolphins while enjoying the most spectacular coastal scenery

Duration2 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVarious
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot Included
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelEasy
MealsPartially included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationAkaroa

Akaroa Dolphins Harbour Nature Cruise Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back when you book with us

  • 2 hour Akaroa Harbour Cruise aboard a luxury catamaran

  • Meet the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin - the friendly Hector’s dolphin

  • Complimentary drinks, including beer, wine and non-alcoholic options

  • Indulge in delicious home baking

  • View amazing sea mammals, including New Zealand fur seals

  • Keep your eyes peeled for White-flippered penguins & marine birdlife

  • Cruise past the beautiful Historic Lighthouse & Maori village of Onuku

  • Services of passionate local skippers and guides to help you discover historical and cultural highlights

  • Marvel at amazing volcanic formations

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time do I check in?

Please collect your tickets from the booking office at 65 Beach Road (Waterfront), Akaroa, no later than 30 minutes before departure. Boarding is 15 minutes prior to departure at the main Akaroa wharf.

Please note, Akaroa is roughly a 90-minute drive from Christchurch and Lyttelton Port.

Your vessel is a luxury catamaran. It is spacious and comfortable. You’ll enjoy comfortable seating both inside and out. Guest numbers are kept low, so you have room to move and plenty of space to view the dolphins and other sights.

Because of the shape of the hull, you’ll get a smooth ride, so if you’re worried about seasickness for you or your family, rest assured that the boat is stable enough to help reduce the chances of feeling queasy. On days with sea swells, it's recommend to use Sea-Legs to manage nausea.

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Cancellation Policy:

A Refundable Booking is available at checkout. This will provide 100% refund for one of the many reasons included via our terms - including adverse weather, sickness or delays with transport.

All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.

Tour Operator

Akaroa Dolphins
65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand