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Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Harbour Nature Cruise

by Cruise Shore Trips
per adult Price is AU$82
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Chance to experience the natural wonder of Akaroa Harbour

  • Water brimming with wildlife, including rare Hector's dolphin

  • Guide explains fascinating geology of the Nikau Palm Gully

  • Thousands of frenzied, swimming salmon farmed at Lucas Bay

  • Unforgettable pinks of volcanic amphitheatre Scenery Nook

Highlights

  • Chance to experience the natural wonder of Akaroa Harbour

  • Water brimming with wildlife, including rare Hector's dolphin

  • Guide explains fascinating geology of the Nikau Palm Gully

  • Thousands of frenzied, swimming salmon farmed at Lucas Bay

  • Unforgettable pinks of volcanic amphitheatre Scenery Nook

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11:00 AM, Nature Cruise in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$81.81, taxes included

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1:30 PM, Nature Cruise in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Harbour Nature Cruise

Activity Location

Akaroa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa 7520


Description

Leave your cruise ship behind and board a catamaran to explore the many natural wonders around Akaroa Harbour. Journey around an extinct volcanic crater as you watch the local wildlife, including the rare Hector's dolphin, in the water below. Then, see the organically formed amphitheatre.

Set sail on a 60-foot (18 m) catamaran and glide through the shimmering waters of Akaroa Harbour. Feel the imposing majesty of the sheer volcanic cliffs as your guide tells you interesting and informative facts about their formation and the history of the area. Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot one of the world's smallest and most rare dolphins, Hector's dolphin.

Stop at Seal Bay to see the region's New Zealand fur seals as they sit on the rocks or bob their heads out of the water. If you're lucky, you may even spot the world's smallest penguin, the white-flippered blue penguin.

Visit Lucas Bay to look at a salmon farm where thousands of salmon, from fingerlings to adult fish, are farmed in a series of cages. As you approach, you can see world-famous Akaroa salmon jumping out of the water.

As Akaroa Harbour was a live volcano millions of years ago, there are many spectacular ancient lava flows to be seen. Marvel at a cliff that has a sheer 500-foot (152 m) face and a fascinating history, and see the Nikau Palm Gully, the southernmost location for tropical nikau palm trees. You can also see the incredible Scenery Nook, an amazing pink, purple and red volcanic amphitheatre that will leave you breathless, before you return to the shore.


Inclusions

  • Cruise in Akaroa Harbour

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Akaroa port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Harbour Nature Cruise ratings based on 1 Verified Review

3 out of 5

1/5 23 Mar. 2018

Unfortunately our cruise was not able to dock as Akaroa closed the port due to high winds. Would have loved to see the sights and take our tour.