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 an award-winning New Zealand wine, beer and soft drink. 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, and cruising with Akaroa Dolphins is the perfect way to view these amazing creatures. Through combining the observation of fascinating bird life, curious and entertaining sea mammals in their natural habitat and first-class style and comfort, the team at Akaroa Dolphins aim to provide the best possible wildlife experience within the harbour.
With our family history in the area dating back to 1838, we provide you with a personal insight into the Banks Peninsula region. Our extensive knowledge of the area as a family owned and operated business enables us to give you a unique experience within and around 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.