Akaroa Dolphins is a family business that is 100% locally owned and operated. We will take you on a journey of discovery through millions of years of fascinating history and natural heritage on board our luxurious catamaran. Experience what makes our cruise special from the moment you step on board, starting with the offer of a complimentary beverage, including award winning New Zealand wine, beer and soft drinks. For a truly unique and personal experience, charter us for your small group.
Akaroa Harbour is home to the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world, the Hector’s dolphin. Cruising with Akaroa Dolphins is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures. We combine observing fascinating bird life, curious and entertaining sea mammals in their natural habitat with first-class style and comfort.
With our local family history in the area dating back to 1838, we provide you with a personal insight into the Banks Peninsula region. Our extensive knowledge on the area as a family owned and operated business enables us to give you the most unique experience available to Akaroa Harbour.
Hosts Pip and Hugh Waghorn, their children and the crew at Akaroa Dolphins look forward to treating you to a touch of luxury on one of our intimate, personal and award winning cruises. Each voyage is the cruise of a lifetime.