Sail the cerulean waters of Akaroa Harbour during this fun nature excursion. A privately chartered boat glides along the harbor, a basin that pools in the caldera or rim of an extinct volcano from another geologic era. The name Akaroa actually means “long harbor” in Maori — it stretches from the Banks Peninsula to the Onawe Peninsula, full of sea caves and volcanic cliffs. Marine life is rich and fascinating here. Watch and listen as a knowledgeable local guide helps search for a variety of sea birds, particularly the spotted shag and little blue penguin, a tiny and distinctly slate-blue morph of the beloved waddler. Along the head of the harbor, look for fur seals and Hector’s dolphin, another mini at about two-thirds the length of a human. This cruise is a phenomenal way to discover the unique environment of Akaroa.
Sail the Akaroa Harbour in a privately chartered boat to learn about local lore and marine life.
Watch as a local guide helps spot wildlife, including blue penguins, tiny dolphins and more.
What to BringShow
Keycard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Wild dolphin and little blue penguin sightings are common but cannot be guaranteed
Location Akaroa, New Zealand
Akaroa, New Zealand
Tour Code KQ47
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