Akaroa Wildlife Cruises

...boat trips that feel like private tours

Avoid the crowds - 8 passengers max

Wildlife, Geology, History
of Banks Peninsula

Friendly conversational commentary

100% local family owned and operated

Explore our tours

Early Bird 
Scenic Cruise

Southern royal albatross swimming outside Akaroa harbour

Often the calmest conditions with the best light for photography.  More...

Start9:30am
Duration2 hours
AdultsNZD $85
ChildrenNZD $30
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Midday
Scenic Cruise

Woman on boat tour watching Akaroa coastline

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

Start12:00pm
Duration2 hours
AdultsNZD $85
ChildrenNZD $30
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Private Tours
for Small Groups

Family on boat tour taking photos of Akaroa scenery

For 20% discount, enter code SPRING20 when booking a private tour.  More...

Start9:30am
Duration2 hours
Group 1-6 paxNZD $400
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Bed and Boat Packages

Akaroa Costal Retreat overlooking Akaroa Harbour

Cottage (sleeps 6) or Studio (sleeps 2) accommodation with boat trip included.  More...

Startflexible
Durationflexible
AdultsONO
ChildrenONO
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What people say about us

"John's commentary and Ollie's wildlife spotting are first-rate, and they clearly take great pride in the beauty of the area. This was a great experience and a must-do in Akaroa."

(goo4trav on TripAvisor, Mar 20)

"I really enjoyed their ethos of not chasing the wildlife, but allowing it to come to us. And with that, we saw plenty of hector dolphins, seals, Pohatu blue penguins, and a couple albatross." 

(Lan Peterson on Google, Feb 20)

"We were lucky having the boat to ourselves for two people. Saw dolphins, penguins, seals and cormorans."

(Benedikt Berthold on Google, Mar 20)