Akaroa Nature Cruise

Step aboard an exclusive charter catamaran for a chance to admire the beautiful Akaroa Harbor and spy some of the area’s wildlife, including the rare Hector’s dolphin.

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  • Walking Type
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  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 2 hours

Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Depart the pier aboard your comfortable catamaran, Into the Blue, and commence your approximately two-hour nature cruise around the harbor.

These waters and shores host an amazing variety of birds and sea mammals, perhaps the most notable of which is the Hector’s dolphin, the smallest and rarest oceanic dolphin in the world. The area is also home to New Zealand fur seals, blue penguins, salmon and seabirds.

As you glide along the harbor’s waters aboard your fast, stable and maneuverable catamaran, you will discover not only fascinating animals, but also a landscape of sea caves, high cliffs and volcanic rock formations.

Relax and take in the scenery while enjoying a refreshing beverage and homemade baked goods. Your guide will share with you the region’s history, geology, ecology and Maori heritage and traditions, offering insights into New Zealand’s past and present.

All too soon, your catamaran returns to the pier, bringing your harbor cruise to a close.

Important Notes:
This excursion is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or for guests with back and neck problems or for women who are pregnant. It is recommended that guests dress in lightweight, comfortable clothing and wear sunglasses, sunscreen and flat, non-slip walking shoes. Guests should also bring along a light jacket or sweater. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.