Akaroa boat trips that feel like private tours... small numbers of guests sharing an adventure and friendly, conversational commentary with our family crew. Our vessel is comfortable, safe and fast, allowing us to get down
the harbour quickly to spend more time with the spectacular coastline and the wildlife of the marine reserve - and beyond when conditions allow. Encounter a unique range of native flora and fauna, from palm trees to penguins,
in their natural habitats.
What to expect
2 hour duration
safe, comfortable boat
Where to meet
Far end of blue buildings on Akaroa's main wharf
5 minutes before departure time
What to bring
warm (waterproof) clothes
Southern Wanderer Scenic Cruises
Midday Scenic Cruise
Allowing connection with shuttle services for a day-trip from Christchurch. This cruise often sells out so booking in advance is recommended.
We had a great time! There were only 3 of us on the boat and saw Hector dolphins, blue penguins, giant petrels and lots of other birds. The crew is very pleasant and gives a lot of information. Thank you very
much for this wonderful moment Lucie and Michel
on Google (Feb 20)
We had an awesome cruise around Akaroa Harbour with Southern Wanderer. The small boat makes for a more intimate experience, with conversational commentary about the wildlife and history of the area. 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. Ollie and John were great hosts. I highly
recommend this cruise if you want a more natural, intimate tour of Akaroa Harbour.
on Google (Mar 20)
We had an amazing tour! We were lucky having the boat to ourselves for two people. Saw dolphins, penguins, seals and cormorans. It is a family owned business, pretty intimate with a boat for max 8 people. Made
a mistake booking for two Children but John mailed me even it was late in the evening, making me aware of it and offering a quick Change of conditions. All in all a great service. Thank you so much!