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Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there. To celebrate we’re giving away a double pass on our luxury catamaran. Simply tell us your dad’s best trait and be in to WIN. To enter go
September 2017

Recent Sightings – Southern right whale

Spotting a Southern right whale around Banks Peninsula is a very special occurrence, and is exactly what the passengers on the Akaroa Dolphins cruise experienced on Tuesday inside Damons Bay. The Akaroa Dolphins crew, who normally focus on
September 2017

Plastic Free July

#PlasticFreeJuly Take the challenge, and refuse single-use plastic this July! We have been plastic bag free here for over 6 months and continually looking for other ways to improve our eco-footprint. Scientists now believe that by 2050, there
July 2017


We have a double pass on our luxury catamaran to giveaway. Tell us who you would like to take and be in to WIN. To enter go to Entries close 29th of June 2017. The winner will be announced 30th of June 2017.
June 2017

Recent Sightings – Humpback Whales

It is that time of year when we start to see Humpback whales migrating past Akaroa Harbour. The first sighting last year was on 8th June 2016 but this year our first sighting was on 15th May 2017. We never know how many times a season we will spot
June 2017
Southern Black Backed Gulls

Birds that can be found in and around Akaroa Harbour

The White-flippered Penguin The White-flippered Penguin is one of the smallest penguins in the world. Their colour is blue and grey, which makes them look very similar to their relatives, the Little Penguin. The only difference is they have a white
May 2017

Yesterday we received this lovely email

On Monday April the 10th my wife, 2 of our grand children and I had a very enjoyable trip to see the Hector's dolphins. Actually we were on a mission to see one specific dolphin. My wife and I had given grand daughter Eva a WWF sponsorship of a
April 2017

Akaroa Dolphins with NZ Whale & Dolphin Trust

A massive thank you to Tom Brough and Jesu Valdés from the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust, for their amazing efforts during Saturday night’s special Sea Week cruise with us. It was a wonderful evening and everyone learnt so much about the
March 2017

Seaweek Cruise

There are a lot of exciting events happening in Akaroa over Seaweek 2017, and one of these is a very special cruise that we are hosting with marine scientists from the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust. Whilst cruising around Akaroa harbour and
January 2017

Why is the Hector’s dolphin so special?

There are 32 species of dolphins found throughout the world. The Hector’s dolphin is the smallest oceanic dolphin with the Orca being the largest. Where are they found? The Hector’s dolphin is endemic to the coastal waters of New Zealand. The
January 2017