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Akaroa Harbour Cruises

Located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Christchurch in New Zealand on a stunning harbour setting on Banks Peninsula. Historic Akaroa has a long French and English history. The street names like Rue Jolie, Rue Lavaud and Rue Croix evoke memories of the original French settlement. Wander down the streets and browse in some of the small boutique shops, or have a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants, or grab fish n chips at the renowned Akaroa Fish & Chip Shop. Not to be missed is a visit to the extremely cheerful, amazing, colourful, astonishing, full of fun and unique Giants House Mosaic and Sculpture Garden.

The Akaroa coast is home to the rare and endangered Hector’s Dolphin; recognized as the world’s smallest marine dolphin. Don’t miss taking one of the Akaroa Harbour Cruises to view the Hector’s Dolphins. You can take either an Akaroa Nature Cruise to view the dolphins, as well as the many other special wildlife in the spectacular setting of Akaroa Harbour. Or for those that want to get up close and personal by swimming with the dolphins, an Akaroa Swim with the Dolphins Cruise is not to be missed.

Akaroa Full Day Tour from Christchurch
Akaroa Full Day Tour from Christchurch
South Island
Visit the beautiful unspoilt old French whaling depot of Akaroa from Christchurch. Travel to Akaroa via Sign of Takahe, Sign of Kiwi, Governers...
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises
Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises
South Island
Akaroa dolphins and stunning scenery Akaroa’s magnificent harbour, located in New Zealand’s only French settlement, is only a 90...
Akaroa Swim with the Dolphins from Christchurch
Akaroa Swim with the Dolphins from Christchurch
South Island
This tour accompanies the Akaroa Day Tour from Christchurch. On your arrival in Akaroa join the Canterbury Cat 2 for your dolphin swimming expe...
Swimming with Dolphins from Akaroa
Swimming with Dolphins from Akaroa
South Island
Hector’s dolphins enjoy protected status in Akaroa Harbour’s marine mammal sanctuary. You will get to experience these phenomenal m...