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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Akaroa
  4. Akaroa Harbour

Christchurch: Full Day Akaroa Tour with Nature Cruise

Product ID: 256772
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Embark on a full day adventure from Christchurch, including a 2-hour nature cruise packed with spectacular highlights. Marvel at the rare Hector's Dolphin, as well as penguins, seals and birds as you cruise around an extinct volcanic crater.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at spectacular landscapes on the ride from Christchurch to Akaroa
  • Discover an array of fascinating local wildlife including penguins and seals
  • Admire Hector's dolphins in the wild, one of the world's rarest and smallest dolphins found only in New Zealand
  • Learn about Akaroa's fascinating history with engaging commentary from your local skipper
Full description
Begin your journey into the center of Christchurch to meet with your friendly bus driver. Spend approximately two hours on the bus where you will enjoy informative commentary from your knowledgable driver as well as some photo stops along the way.

Arriving at the harbor in Akaroa, experience an award-winning nature cruise. Discover wildlife like dolphins, seals, penguins, and other seabirds. During the cruise you will be surrounded by magnificent volcanic sea cliffs that are home to a variety of plants and animals. Your expert guide will provide you with interesting commentary about the wildlife and the unique history of Akaroa and the harbor.

Throughout the experience you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, and other refreshments can be purchased at the bar inside the catamaran. At the end of your cruise, you will be picked up by your bus driver who will deliver you safely back to Christchurch in the evening.
  • Comfortable transfer from Christchurch to Akaroa
  • 2-hour wildlife cruise
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Commentary from local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet your driver on Platform L.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
Know before you go
• The boat is suitable for families and young children, but children are to be supervised at all times both for their own safety and for the enjoyment of the other people on board
• Wear warm, comfortable clothing for the cruise
• Please bring your camera, sunscreen and a hat
• It is recommended to bring your own sea sickness medication if you are susceptible to motion sickness
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Product ID: 256772