About Us

Southern Wanderer

Our boat is a 25-foot Stabicraft 759 powered by a Yamaha 300hp 4-stroke outboard. Built in Southland and designed to excel in our coastal sea conditions, she is fast, comfortable, safe and is in survey for all of the South Island’s enclosed (including lakes) and inshore waters and much of the coastal waters between. All passengers can be accommodated inside the cabin and out of the weather if they wish. The cabin is heated and there is a marine toilet onboard.

Ollie - Skipper

Ollie was born in Akaroa and has 20+ years of boating experience on a wide range of yachts around New Zealand and overseas.

The last few winters he has worked on tourist boats in North Queensland including whale watching, sailing/snorkelling and passenger ferries. He also teaches windsurfing and learn-2-sail on his yacht and holds his SRL 24 metre, MEC6 (Maritime New Zealand).

John - Crew/Guide and Shore Support

John has been coming to Banks Peninsula for holidays since he was a young boy and has called Akaroa home for the past 36 years.

He is a keen Instagrammer @akaroacoastalretreat highlighting the scenery and attractions of Banks Peninsula and now @southernwanderer_nz sharing our adventures on the water and the wildlife we meet.

Jenny - Crew/Guide and Shore Support

Jenny enjoys spending time on the water on Southern Wanderer. She recently gained her skipper's ticket. She is also a professional musician.

Akaroa Coastal Retreat

We host guests all year round at our seaside property the Akaroa Coastal Retreat in a studio and self contained cottage accommodation.

Enquire for an accommodation and scenic boating package. Website Here >

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