Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

2 h
About this activity
Immerse yourself into the wild as you cruise by towering volcanic cliffs and search for the rare Hector's dolphins, penguins and more bird life

The Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruise is rated as the number one wildlife experience in New Zealand, and you’ll quickly find out why on this two hour cruise. The Akaroa Harbor use to be an active volcano millions of years ago, which is why it is surrounded by towering volcanic cliffs and sea caves. Make sure to keep an eye out for the stunning purple-pink Scenery Nook, a natural volcanic amphitheater. To complement the natural surroundings and turquoise blue waters of the harbor is the rare and majestic marine life. From the world’s smallest Hector’s dolphins to penguins and fur seals, there is an abundance of wildlife inhabiting Akaroa Harbor to discover. So sit back, relax and keep your eyes peeled as your skipper guides you on this scenic cruise.

  • 2 hour scenic sightseeing catamaran cruise on Akaroa Harbor
  • Spot Hector’s dolphins, fur seals, penguins and other wildlife from your comfortable cruise
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the volcanic surroundings over a complimentary coffee or tea

Departure Times:

  • Daily at 1:30pm
  • Extra cruise from Oct to April at 11:00am
  • Extra cruise from mid Dec to mid March at 3:40pm
  • Please arrive at the wharf at least 10-15 minutes before your scheduled departure time

**How To Get There: **

  • 1.5 hour drive from Christchurch


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking’s availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
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