Experience a comfortable up-close encounter with some of the most amazing wildlife and stunning coastlines around Akaroa and Banks Peninsula!
Join us for a wildlife tour that explores the spectacular volcanic coastline and abundant wildlife of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa.
Our wildlife tour numbers are kept limited, offering you a small and intimate tour that will take you where others can’t, with amazing views of New Zealand’s wildlife. Some of the wildlife you’ll get to see include the Hector’s dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, little blue penguins and an array of seabirds.
Our friendly and knowledgeable crew love meeting and talking with our guests and Scruffy, our friendly boat dog, joins us on afternoon trips! Tony, a real Kiwi, has been exploring the waters around the Peninsula since the 1960s. He’ll entertain you with his the stories of his adventures and share his enthusiasm for this wonderful environment and stunning wildlife.
Our characterful and comfortable boat - Wairiri, is a 41-foot Kauri Launch built in 1964. Our tours specialise in small groups and enough space to move around the boat for the best wildlife viewing and photo opportunities! On your tour you’ll see gigantic cliffs, go inside sea caves and get close to all the incredible wildlife.
Tony often still has a lobster pot out and we pull it up on some of our trips. We never know what we find in it: Lobster, octopus, conger eel, starfish and sand sharks are just a few of the creatures we might have caught.
Experience Akaroa and Banks Peninsula on this intimate boat tour where you’ll see stunning wildlife and extraordinary views of the coastline!
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Hi John, Thank you for joining our tour and your fab review. We hope the rest of your trip went well. Cheers, Tony and crew
Hi Ondrej Thank you for coming on a wildlife cruise with us and your five star review. Cheers, Tony
Hi Kristin Thank you for joining our wildlife cruise and your review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon. Cheers, Tony and team
Hello Marie, thank you for lovely review. It makes us feel good to get such nice feedback from happy customers. We are so lucky here in Akaroa to have so much diversity in wildlife and scenery without having to travel very far. I hope the rest of your holiday went well and that you made it home safe and sound. Good luck for a happy and prosperous future. Tony and the crew.
Hi Cody Thank you for joining our Wildlife Cruise and your great review. We love talking to our guests and sharing our beautiful spot. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Cheers, Tony
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