Water activity

Akaroa: Scenic Coastline Wildlife Cruise

Activity provider: Coast Up Close
Water activity

Akaroa: Scenic Coastline Wildlife Cruise

Activity provider: Coast Up Close

From US$ 57.61 per person

Board your scenic cruise and explore the spectacular volcanic coastline of Akaroa Harbour. Learn about the local history and geography from your captain as you keep an eye out for local wildlife.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Sit back and relax!
  • Hear stories from a real kiwi!
  • Get up close to nature!
Full description
Join us for a wildlife tour that explores the spectacular volcanic coastline and abundant wildlife of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa. Our tour numbers are kept limited, offering you a small and intimate tour that will take you where others can’t. Some of the wildlife you’ll get to see include little blue penguins and an array of seabirds. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew love meeting and talking with our guests and Scruffy, our friendly boat dog, joins us on afternoon trips! Tony, a real Kiwi, has been exploring the waters around the Peninsula since the 1960s. He’ll entertain you with his the stories of his adventures and share his enthusiasm for this wonderful environment and stunning wildlife. Our characterful and comfortable boat - Wairiri, is a 41-foot Kauri Launch built in 1964. Our tours specialise in small groups and enough space to move around the boat for the best wildlife viewing and photo opportunities! Tony often still has a lobster pot out and we pull it up on some of our trips. We never know what we find in it: Lobster, octopus, conger eel, starfish and sand sharks are just a few of the creatures we might have caught.
Includes
  • 2.5 hour Scenic Cruise
  • Captain
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Go to the Main Wharf and look for the 'Coast Up Close' boat.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Tours may be cancelled if sea or weather conditions are not suitable.
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Es war super 👍🏻

January 18, 2023

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Product ID: 437019