Scenic Wildlife Cruises
Join us on our daily 2-hour adventures to explore the amazing scenery and wildlife of Banks Peninsula’s coast.
We are currently running one trip each day, departing at 12:00 midday... to connect with shuttle services for a day-trip from Christchurch.
To comply with the social distancing restrictions of Alert Level 2 we are restricting numbers to a maximum of 4 guests on each cruise.
Scenic Wildlife Cruise
$85 Adult, $60 Child
Phone 0800 2 BOARD to book
0800 226 273
Private Tours for Bubbles
Discounted rate for the winter months. This 2-hour cruise for family groups (1-6 pax), or friends, departs from Akaroa's main wharf at 12:00 midday
Normally $540 for 6 adults
OUR HOME - YOUR ADVENTURE
Akaroa is a small seaside settlement, 80 kilometres by road from Christchurch. The Maori name translates as 'long bay' and refers to the harbour, in the crater of an extinct volcano that has been flooded by the sea. The township was founded in 1840 as the only attempt by the French to colonise New Zealand.
Our trips visit places where the volcanic formation of the Banks Peninsula and the effects of erosion by waves and weather are vividly displayed. We pass historic sites of national significance and observe native flora and fauna, from palm trees to penguins, albatrosses to whatever else is out there in their wild and natural habitats.
Please let us know when booking if you have a particular interest, e.g. geology, seabirds, landscape photography etc... We will do our best to tailor each trip to suit the preferences of the passengers on board. Of course the weather and sea conditions will also influence where we go and what we see.