Swim with one of the world's rarest and smallest dolphins, the Hector's dolphin, in the wild. Spend up to 45 minutes in the water with these amazing…
Sail with the dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch. Encounter the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour up…
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What people are saying about Akaroa Harbour
Delightful sailing cruise with a knowledgeable and friendly captain, got to see dolphins, penguins and cormorans and learn about the aquatic life of the bay. Highly recommend.
After the weather postponed the trip the sun came out and shone all morning. The wind didn’t blow but the dolphins, seals and individual penguins made an appearance. The trip was enhanced by the informative commentary by Ray, our skipper.
Despite unfortunate weather (Cold Southerly) the trip was fantastic and highly recommended.
Would highly recommend. We had a perfect afternoon. Stunnng scenery, beautiful boat with a friendly and informative skipper, glorious weather and plenty of dolphins, Little Blue Penguins and seals. This should be on everyone's 'must do' list. We would even like to do it again.
The trip was really cool. Captain Ray was very friendly told us a lot of interesting stories about himself, the history of the boat and Akaroa. He also gave us some "seasickness" medicine that seemed to help, since my girlfriend tends to get seasick on boats like this. It is cool that you can go on the water with so few people. (In the beginning he wanted to go with just the two of us, however, in the last minute two more women joined the trip. But its nice that he wouldn't have canceled or shifted the trip with only two people on board). We got to steer the boat on the trip, which was a lot of fun. Also, we saw a lot of hector dolphins and even (which is very rare, as he explaints) three hector dolphin babies! Ray was very knowledgeable about wildlife, but he also told one or the other story which was very silly and not entirely true but very entertaining nonetheless :) Just do it, you won't regret!