Shore Excursion Details

Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruise

Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruise

DETAILS

  • 2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Limited Mobility

One of New Zealand's most gorgeous harbors, Akaroa provides a scenic backdrop for this excursion around its pristine shore, where you're bound to see abundant marine life.


Board a luxury catamaran that's ideal for viewing the natural wonders of Akaroa harbor. Cruising along the pristine waterway, you'll learn of the harbor's geological history and see how the sea has eroded ancient lava flows into natural attractions such as Cathedral Cave and the sheer cliff face of Scenery Nook. Still, the harbor's most impressive natural wonder is the teeming marine life.


The chances are likely, that you’ll see fur seals, little blue penguins and cormorants that nest in colonies on rocky cliffs. These waters are also home to the playful Hector's dolphin, the world's smallest oceanic dolphin. Being gray with black-and-white markings, they are easy to spot frolicking around the harbor.


Need to Know:

Note: Tour involves limited walking and is mostly seated.

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    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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