Sunrise Kayaking Safari With Sea Wildlife In Akaroa

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The Sunrise Wildlife Safari is our recommended Safari of the day! This is a once in a lifetime chance to paddle in an extinct volcano basin. Take in breath-taking scenery and experience close encounters with some of the most endangered marine life on the planet including Hector Dolphins, penguins, and Orca located in Akaroa Harbor during their most active time of the day, only 80 minutes from Christchurch.Your safari includes a break at remote a beach where you can relax or swim, enjoy a snack and explore our remote bays and inlets. All ages can enjoy this adventure, no experience is needed.


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

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The Sunrise Safari is our recommend trip of the day. The ocean is always much calmer in the early morning and the wildlife is more active. Your tour begins with a relaxed and informative introduction briefing, preparing you for your safe and fun adventure on Akaroas stunning extinct volcanic basin waters. After your briefing, your experienced local guide will prepare your kayak for launch onto the water. Comfort and safety is always a priority. Under the watchful eye of your guide you will paddle out and have chance to try out your new skills before heading off on your adventure. Escape from the crowds, noise of other boats, the hustle and bustle of normal life and come and paddle with us!

You will gently paddle along the coastline while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover.
Exploring remote bays and inlets for around 60 minutes, you will engage with nature and beautiful serenity of sea kayaking during the most peaceful time of the day. Taking a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will serve snacks while sharing stories about the area, our unique Kiwi French village by the sea. You will launch your kayaks back into the water and continue to search and discover while your guide watches out for interesting activity. Through out the Safari the massive scale of landscape will amaze you, and it is a once in a lifetime experience paddling in an extinct sea flooded volcano basin.

Your guide can answer any questions that you may have.Your kayaking adventure comes to an end when you land back onto the beach you left a few hours before. You will feel inspired, relaxed, rejuvenated, and fulfilled about what you have seen and experienced. We can also provide accommodation pick up and drop off service upon request if you are not within walking distance and without a car.

Inclusions for Sunrise Kayaking Safari With Sea Wildlife In Akaroa

  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Sunrise Kayaking Safari With Sea Wildlife In Akaroa

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Water photos (available for purchase)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 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.

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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3 Traveler Reviews

  • Great day kayaking. There was a bit of instruction to start with. We had never worn spray skirts while kayaking before. Had hoped for single person kayaks, but we accepted the tandem ones and enjoyed the day. Finally saw some Hector dolphins toward the end of the day. Got lucky with the weather and had very little wind. Tour guide Graviel sp? was very knowledgeable.

  • The Two guides were very nice and interesting
    We saw an hector Dolphin and a cub

    We really enjoyed this trip

  • 10 minute walk thru the charming town from where our tender from the cruise ship dropped us. It was a perfect day after 4 days of wind, rain and cold on the journey from Australia and the southern part of the South Island. Were greeted by Ali and Greville, filled out forms , got some instruction and were on our way. Everything was done very professionally with excellent equipment. This wonderful husband and wife team were quite knowledgable about the geology the harbor is a water filled crater of the area and wildlife and answered all our questions. The trip was very relaxed - we were with about 4 other couples all in double kayaks and made for the most pleasant time. As an aside, we went to the Trading Rooms for a seafood lunch and we highly recommend.

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