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Our Sustainability Commitments

At Akaroa Dolphins, we recognise that we have an obligation to our unique and special environment, and are committed to caring for Akaroa harbour. It is vital that our activities have a positive impact on the environment for now, and for future generations.

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Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka is a flowering tree native to New Zealand, a scrub like bush that plays a great part in our ecosystem. Manuka Honey contains special antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. We stock Moutain Gold Manuka Honey & Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Skincare products.

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Department of Conservation Approved

We are a permitted operator meaning we are allowed to take guests out to view the Hector's dolphins and other marine mammals. Akaroa Dolphins also pays an annual fee to support the Department of Conservation (DOC) in New Zealand, meaning a percentage of each one of our passenger’s fare goes towards scientific research and welfare of our Hector's dolphins.

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Akaroa Marine Reserve

Akaroa Marine Reserve was established in 2014 and is New Zealand’s newest marine reserve. After 20 years of fighting for the cause, this was achieved by the wonderful Akaroa Marine Protection Society, which included the founders of Akaroa Dolphins, Hugh & Pip Waghorn, whom realised the need for greater protection of the marine environment and to ensure the future health of Akaroa harbour.

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