Akaroa Dolphins is committed to being a sustainable business. We recognise our obligation to safeguard our natural environment and to ensure our activities have a nett positive impact.
We strive to give guests an authentic, educational, and luxurious experience, while protecting the environment and giving back to the community.
We think beyond short-term gains and focus on long-term initiatives that enrich the environment and community for future generations.
In 2014, founders Hugh and Pip Waghorn helped establish the Akaroa Marine Reserve. Providing increased protections to our local wildlife, the establishment of a reserve has seen an increase in species returning to the area.
What we do
In New Zealand, we welcome manuhiri (guests) in the spirit of manaakitanga (respect, kindness and hospitality). Whether you are an international traveller or call NZ home, we encourage you to follow the Tiaki Promise and act as a guardian to protect and preserve our home.
While travelling in New Zealand, I will:
- Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace.
- Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all.
- Respect culture, travelling with an open heart and mind.