A scenic 90 minute scenic drive from Christchurch you will find the only French town in New Zealand, Akaroa with its stunning harbour, historic buildings, a passion for great food and a marine environment teaming with wildlife.
Let Akaroa Dolphins take you on a 2 hour intimate and personal voyage of discovery through millions of years of fascinating history and natural heritage on board our luxurious catamaran.
Akaroa Harbour is host to an amazing variety of ocean dwelling sea mammals and bird life, including the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin, the friendly Hector’s dolphin, which you will typically experience on our daily cruises. You will also see fur seals sunbathing on the rocks, little blue penguins, marine salmon, mussel and paua pearl farms, along with a variety of fascinating sea birds including four species of cormorant, black-backed gulls, red-billed gulls, shearwaters, terns, prions, mollymawks, petrels, skuas, oystercatchers, albatross and more.
From the moment you step effortlessly on board, you will experience what makes our cruise special, starting with the offer of a complimentary beverage, including award winning New Zealand wine, beer and soft drinks. Akaroa Dolphins luxury vessels, offer guests a more personal cruise experience where you can expect to view wildlife in style. The vessels are luxurious, fast, quiet and stable, allowing us to visit the spectacular sea caves, volcanic formations, high cliffs and bird nesting sites, both within the harbour and beyond the entrance. Akaroa is host to the Akaroa Salmon farm, where you can feed the salmon on the cruise.
A comprehensive commentary on geology, history, ecology and Maori traditions is included. Binoculars and reference books are also available on board and the rear viewing platform is close to sea level ensuring you can get very close to the playful dolphins and from where you can feed the salmon.
• Stylish, luxurious, new and stable cruising vessel
• Complimentary wine, beer, juice or soft drinks
• Dolphin spotting dogs
• A more personal cruise experience
• Very informative commentary from your hosts
• Fresh home baking
• Binoculars and reference books on board
• A portion of your fare is contributed to scientific research and welfare of Hector’s dolphins.
DAY CRUISES SUMMER 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm WINTER 12.45pm and other times by arrangement.
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