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The Perfect Family Day Out

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DURATION:

2 Hours

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Luxury

VESSEL

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98%

CHANCE OF SEEING DOLPHINS

Family Owned & Operated

 

For us, that means sharing this amazing nature experience with other families too. Akaroa Harbour is home to so much beautiful wildlife and history, we want all families to have a chance to enjoy it. 

 

Our Family Pass is $200 for two adults and 2 children (aged 0-15 years), a saving of $84. If you have a bigger family, please get in contact so we can tailor a Family Pass for you. 

 

To book this special deal, please call +64 3 304 7866 or email us today.

 

*Offer valid for cruises before the 30th September 2022This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

 

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Meet the World’s

Smallest & Rarest 

Dolphins

Discover the adorable and playful Hector’s dolphins. Easily spotted by their distinguishable rounded dorsal fins, Hector’s dolphins are only found in New Zealand waters.  Watch while they ride the bow putting on a spectacular show for your family.

Enjoy the Most

Spectacular Coastal

Scenery

Rugged cliff faces and dramatic panoramic views will take your breathe away. We show you the highlights including the highest cliff in Banks Peninsula, the famous ‘Elephant Head’ and Cathedral Cave.

Our Boat: The Most Luxurious in the Harbour! 

 

  • SPACIOUS & SAFE 
    Your family enjoy comfortable seating both inside and out. We keep our guest numbers low, so you have room to move and plenty of space to view the dolphins and other sights.
  • COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS & DELICIOUS BAKING
    Savour local award-winning wine, beer, low or a non-alcoholic option, and indulge in our delicious home baking. It’s a little icing on the cake for our luxury experience!
  • A SMOOTH RIDE
    Because of the shape of our hull, you’ll get a smooth ride, so if you’re worried about seasickness for you or your family, rest assured that our boat is stable enough to help reduce the chances of feeling queasy. On days with sea swells, we recommend Sea-Legs to manage nausea.
  • ON-BOARD TOILET
    For your comfort

 

To book this special deal, please call us or contact us today.

 

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DOLPHIN SIGHTING

GUARANTEE

Over the past 12 months, we’ve had a 98% success rate with dolphin sightings. If you’re among the rare few who don’t see dolphins, you can cruise again with us for free. Please note, we do not swim with the dolphins.

Historical &

Cultural Highlights

Our passionate local skippers & guides will help you discover historical and cultural highlights. Some key attractions you’ll cruise past include the beautiful Historic Lighthouse and a Maori village; Ōnuku.

 

Ōnuku is where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed by two local Maori chiefs.

Meet Our Friendly & Experienced Team Including Our Dolphin Spotting Dogs

 

 From our check-in team to our skippers and onboard guides, you’ll be greeted with smiles every step of the way. An integral part of the team is our expert dolphin spotting dogs. Equipped with dog life-vests and a keen ear, they’ll help make your dolphin encounter an unforgettable experience. 

 

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Absolutely Amazing!

Very friendly and attentive staff in both the office and the boat. We saw loads of dolphins, seals, albatrosses, and penguins. My partner, myself, and children 13 years and 4 year old had the time of our lives.

DIANE SCAIFE

Safety on Board

We’re 100% committed to the safety of all of our passengers while onboard. You’re not required to wear a life vest, but we have enough for your whole family if you wish. Our staff are trained for emergencies and our boat and on-board equipment is maintained and rigorously tested on a regular basis.

What to Bring On The Cruise?

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WARM JACKET
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SUN HAT
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CAMERA
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SUNSCREEN
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SUNGLASSES

We carry plenty of extra jackets and sunscreen on board just in case you forget.

Bring Your Family Cruising With Ours!

 

Just a short drive from Christchurch, make a day trip that you'll never forget. Our Family Pass is $200 for 2 adults and 2 children (aged 0-15 years), a saving of $84. Offer valid for cruises before the 30th of September 2022.

 

To book this special deal, please call us or contact us today.

 

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We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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