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Great tour beautiful town wish the ship could have gotten a lot closer to the wharf
Tour was great, driver very informative and pleasant
Good trip could have been better if pa worked on coach without feedback so a lot of the time we could not hear itinerary
The countryside is beautiful! The ride in the minivan was horrible. The engine is up front and the ride as very noisy, rough, and the vibration being so close to the engine extremely distracting. The driver had a lot of good comments, however, I could have understood him. It wasnt the accent, it was the sound system. On top of the engine noise and the static, feedback of the sound system we could usually make out about half of what was said. I just wish we could have spent more time in Christchurch. The museum was fantastic, especially the Antarctic displays.
We really enjoyed this trip. Boat was comfy even in the rough conditions. The commentary was information and didn't waffle on like so many do. The only negative for us was that a number of other passengers were sick and the behaviour of those passenger, leaving their used sick bags lying on the seats and coffee tables. Those passengers then decided to lay down across 4 seats leaving no room for those returning from the upper decks to sit. The cabin crew could have handled this better.
Doing what: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
WE were not aware that the tour would take 1 1/2 hours each way to reach the touring area. The transport did not have restroom facilities and there were no stops at the start of the tour.
Useless tour operator. Should have just bought a bus ticket on a bus that had air conditioning that worked and a transmission that worked properly. Nice to see the same ugly sights in Christchurch 6 times.
Great tour drivers very informative.
Great tour drivers very informative
This was our 14th and best ever cruise. No one item was outstanding but food, the crew, entertainment and fellow passengers were all excellent.
Took this tour on Dec 26, 2015. It was one of the best activities we did on South Island. My kids didn and #39;t swim with dolphins but afterwards were whining for missing the best part. The staff was super friendly and polite.
They provide swim suit which keeps warm and float.
Doing what: Swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa
Gerard C Australia
Great day even though the dolphins weren't in the mood to swim with us. The staff were excellent. We had great views of the dolphins from the boat but once we got in the water they took off. We received a partial refund which was unexpected. Will do this again if we are ever in Akaroa again.
Tireless and excellent tour guide and coach driver. But the devastating remnants of Christchurch earthquake still leave one heavy hearted.
Such an amazing experience. I love the fact that this is based on the conservation of the dolphins, they do not feed or make sounds to encourage the dolphins but rather leave it up to the natural curiosity of them to some check out the humans floating in their waters. The crew was great, very knowledgeable and ensured we had a fabulous time.
Doing what: Swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa
Had an amazing time with the Dolphins and will remember this day for ever.... So stunning and beautiful!!! However please please make sure to call the tour operator if you choose to be picked up from your hotel!... I was told a certain time but had to call them after waiting for an hour for them to arrive! They then told me they wouldn't be able to drop me back off at the end of the day Gratefully the coach did drop me at my hotel I think more information needs to be put on this advert... You are picked up by minivan and dropped into the city center were you transfer to a separate coach company that transport you to Akaroa with amazing stops on the way.... But I will defiantly be contacting the tour operator after their attitude towards their customers .... But the swim made up for it all to be honest!
Doing what: Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
Jack M W United States of ...
This was an excellent trip with a delightful tour guide.
Great tour and very informative guide - experienced many aspects of this beautiful area
Good tour, was able to see a pile of country side in half a day
The tour itself was good but the experience was marred by the poor quality of the sound system on the bus which was frustrating for both passengers and driver alike. Otherwise it was well worthwhile, the scenery was beautiful and there were plenty photo opportunities. Very sad to see beautiful Christchurch in such a state, hope it can be restored to it's former glory.
Troy m. M USA
Enjoyable. Interaction with the Dolphins on that day was limited, but the experience was great non the less.
Very good scenic tour and the guide was great. The Eco Marine tour is not for everyone because the boat goes extremely close to the rocks and can be unnerving but it was a good tour.
This tour was excellent. We were met at the Akaroa Pier when our cruise ship docked by a very friendly and knowledgeable driver. The day was spent driving through the magnificent sights of New Zealand and visiting the interesting city of Christchurch. Christchurch is still trying to recover from the massive earthquakes they have endured recently and to see how they are doing this is quite remarkable.
Our lunch stop was very unique.
We were thrilled with this tour and can certainly recommend it.
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