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
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
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
The first Hector’s dolphin calf of the season
The first Hector’s dolphin calf of the season has been spotted in Akaroa Harbour by a very excited group of tourists on the Akaroa Dolphins cruise. 'The dolphin who proudly showed off her new calf to the onlookers, was sighted just inside Timu
Exclusive to our cruise
We are very excited to announce another great element has been added to our Akaroa Dolphins cruise – FEED THE SALMON! We will manoeuvre our boat up to the Akaroa Salmon nets, giving our passengers the opportunity to feed the hungry salmon, and
#1 on TripAdvisor
We are feeling very proud to not only be #1 tour on TripAdvisor in Akaroa but the whole of New Zealand. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to review us!
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Orca in Akaroa Harbour
Roughly once a year we get the pleasure of Orca visiting the harbour and yesterday was that day. Everyone on board was ecstatic. For live footage go to our Facebook page. Visit Stuff.co.nz for an article on their visit to Akaroa Harbour.
On the 4th of October back in 1980 one of our most iconic landmarks in Akaroa, the Akaroa Lighthouse, completed its move from the Akaroa Heads to its present location in the township.
The original Akaroa Lighthouse started operation on the
A little bit of history
A little bit of history....The love for Akaroa Harbour runs through the veins of Akaroa Dolphins owners Pip and Hugh Waghorn and their local crew. Pip and Hugh’s family history in Akaroa dates back to 1840. Hugh’s cousin, Morgan Waghorn, worked
02 Sep 2017FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY 2017
01 Sep 2017Recent Sightings – Southern right whale