Akaroa Shore Excursion: Small-Group Wildlife And Sea-Kayaking Safari In Akaroa

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    11:30am (tour may depart slightly later depending on your cruise ship arrival time) Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    On the grass opposite Ratatouille Restaurant. This is on the main street of Akaroa 40E Rue Lavaud.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


While youre in port in Akaroa, explore the regions volcanic basin waters on this 3-hour small-group wildlife and sea-kayaking safari. Paddle along the coastline by kayak with a guide, and keep watch over the waves and skies for sightings of native New Zealand animal and bird life. Pause for a snack break on a nearby beach, and enjoy a little free time to explore, swim, or soak up the rays at your leisure. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, stroll through town to the kayak base to meet your guide and begin your 3-hour tour. Following an informative safety briefing, prepare your kayak for launch then take to Akaroas volcanic basin waters.

During your tour, paddle along the coastline and listen as your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife that you come across. After approximately one hour, stop for a 20-minute break on a remote beach and enjoy free time to swim or sunbathe at your leisure.

Replenish lost energy with a light snack, then paddle onward as your guide shares stories from the regions colorful past. As you explore, admire panoramic views over the shoreline from your vantage point on the waves.

When your kayak adventure comes to an end, paddle your kayak back to base an easy 10-minute walk from the wharf where the cruise ships come in to conclude your tour.


  • Guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Kayak safari


  • Lunch
  • Transport to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 10 years

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund