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OUR CONSERVATION COMMITMENTS:

  

As a provider of a first class service, Akaroa Dolphins recognises that we have an obligation to this unique and special environment in and around Akaroa Harbour. It is vital for the ongoing success of our business that our activities have a positive impact on the environment. We will strive to educate customers and provide a highly sustainable, quality experience.

 

Together with other tour operators in Akaroa Harbour, we are committed to raising awareness of our unique environment by developing and demonstrating best practice, encouraging recreational boats to learn from us. As a permitted Department of Conservation SMART (Sustainable Marine Mammal Actions in Recreation and Tourism) operator, we do this by operating in a sensitive and responsible manner around dolphins, whales and seals, to ensure we have minimal impact on the environment and wildlife. The SMART programme is a partnership between the Department of Conservation & boat operators for the protection of marine mammals, under the Marine Mammal Protection Regulations 1992.

 

Owners Hugh and Pip, realised the need for greater protection of the marine environment and to ensure the future health of the harbour. They are part of the Akaroa Marine Protection Society, which fought for 17 years to establish the Akaroa Marine Reserve, finally established in 2014.

 

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RECENT CONSERVATION PROJECTS:

  

SUPPORTING LOCAL EVENTS INCLUDE:

  

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