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Crater Cruiser Safari

One of the best sea kayaking destinations in New Zealand!

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Per Passenger Ages 10+

Guided Sea Kayaking and nature tours in New Zealand

Our Crater Cruiser is highly recommended by our experienced guides, and it’s a great way to see some of the most mind-blowing views in the Banks Peninsula. Our shores are protected conservation reserves full of native birds. If you love geology, bird watching or just connecting with nature this pure New Zealand experience is a great choice for you!


During this tour you will gently paddle along with your nature guide hugging the coastline. Features of interest and any sea life will be pointed out by your guide. Sea dollars, sea cucumbers, starfish, sea slugs and many types of edible seaweed can be found along the route. Chance sightings of endangered species such as hector dolphins and fur seals are also possible. Your guide knows where to look!

While exploring remote bays and inlets you can listen to stories about the extinct volcano you are paddling through, Akaroa is rich with Maori history and our waters were once teeming with whales and whalers, your guide will have a few stories to share with you! Enjoy checking out amazing geological features whilst gliding through the stunning turquoise waters of the marine reserve.

During the tour enjoy detailed commentary from your knowledgeable nature guides who will answer any questions you may have along the way.

We want you to enjoy paddling and soak in all the views without juggling a camera so we offer a complimentary “on water” photography service. Our guides will take photos throughout the tour so you can share your experience with family and friends around the world.

During the tour we will offer a comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes, during this time you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment. Your guide will provide you with a kiwi secret, New Zealand’s world famous cookie time cookie, straight from the factory in Christchurch!

You will have plenty of time to enjoy Akaroa before and after the tour. Our Crater Cruiser is a very popular Cruise Ship Shore Excursion for this reason! This tour has something for everyone. No experience necessary. We look forward to getting you on the water with us!