Akaroa Scenic Cruises

...Eco sailing trips that feel like private tours

100% local family owned and operated

Wildlife, Geology, History
of Banks Peninsula

Environmentally Friendly Eco Sailing

Avoid the crowds - small groups

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Early Bird 
Scenic Cruise

Southern royal albatross swimming outside Akaroa harbour

Eco sailing, often the best conditions with beautiful light for photography.

Duration2.5 hours
Adults (15 years and older)NZD $95
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Scenic Cruise

Woman on boat tour watching Akaroa coastline

Allows connection with shuttle services for a day-trip from Christchurch.  

Duration2.5 hours
Adults (15 years and older)NZD $95
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Private Tours
for Small Groups

Family on boat tour taking photos of Akaroa scenery

A discounted rate for private tours for small groups that would prefer a trip for themselves.

Duration2.5 hours
(1-6 pax incl. children 5 yrs & older)
NZD $500
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Bed and Boat Packages

Akaroa Coastal Retreat overlooking Akaroa Harbour

Studio accommodation with boat trip included.

Pricesplease enquire
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What people say about us

"We had a beautiful time on the tour, great guides local family business, small numbers on the boat, making the experience very personal and very enjoyable. John is very knowledgeable and makes the trip very easy going and fun. Their son is obviously very experienced and comfortable on the water. I would highly recommend this tour to all who want to get out on the water and enjoy the wildlife to be seen."

(ktwo73 on TripAdvisor, Dec 19)

"We enjoyed a lovely stay at Jenny and John’s, and added their nature cruise on Southern Wanderer to our stay, which we thoroughly recommend doing... We suspect the variety of wildlife seen was due to the small boat size with limited numbers - having been on other wildlife trips in Akaroa this was the best one so far!" 

(Sara on Airbnb, Dec 21)

"Great choice for a more personal trip to the outstanding maritime landscape and wildlife in Akaroa. It's an awesome provider, a real Kiwi family business of lovely people. We can totally recommend it, and will definitely choose them again. They are offering great accommodations too."

(Jan on Google, Dec 20)