Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise LT-01CS


A two hour nature cruise highlighting both magnificent scenery and the wildlife that is abundant in and on the waters of Akaroa Harbour, including New Zealand's rarest dolphin the Hector Dolphin.

The cruise is around an extinct volcanic crater and you will experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife on board. Your Akaroa Harbour Cruise is packed with many highlights including sightings of the rear NZ native dolphin – the Hector Dolphin, as well as penguins and other sea birds. In addition you will see giant volcanic sea cliffs and hear about Akaroa’s fascinating past. The cruises depart everyday at 11,00 am or 1.30 pm from the wharf adjacent to where your cruise ship tender will berth and depart from.

The cruise duration is 2 hours

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 11.00 am and 1.30 pm
Duration : 2 hours
Maximum number of people : 100
Venue Facilities : Full Commentary Nature Cruise on large comfortable catamaran with indoor and outdoor viewing
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Client Reviews

  • Truly fabulous nature cruise, excellent narrative, friendly and engaging. We saw all the wildlife we would have hoped to see: penguins, Dolphins, seals, numerous petrels and other sea birds including 4 species of albatross. For geology nuts its a great cruise as well and you can see why early settlers thought the Banks Peninsula was an island. We had wonderful sunny weather with calm seas allowing us to go further out into the Pacific than usual where we got a real shot of Antarctic wind! Highly recommended.
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  • What a magnificent way to see Akaroa and the bays. in 2 hours we had Seals, Dolphins, Birds and spectacular scenery. Bainsy is a brilliant guide with great local knowledge. Ably assisted by Tracy with complimentary drink and cookie.
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  • Great way of seeing Akoroa's several bays. A great amount of wildlife was spotted including the lovely Hector dolphins. The staff were light hearted and had fantastic knowledge of the area. From the bow we had great views of the wildlife. best spot for those adventure seekers
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  • "Fantastic Cruise"
    Arrived in Akaroa on the Celebrity Solstice having booked this cruise in Akaroa directly and not on the cruise ship. I paid what I discovered was the actual retail price for the Akaroa Nature Cruise whilst on the ship they were charging more than the retail price and in USD for exactly the same thing, what a rip off! The cruise was fantastic and very informative. Saw Hector Dolphins, Little Blue Penguins and Seals. Highly recommend this tour.
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