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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 often rated by many of our participants “Highlight of my NZ holiday!” It’s a great way to experience some of the most mind-blowing views in the Banks Peninsula.

Small group numbers are key as we are visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way. Rest your mind knowing you are choosing the most environmentally sensitive tour on offer in Akaroa. Close encounters. No noise, No engines, No crowds, No pollution.

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 in a small group with your nature guide hugging the coastline. Features of interest and wildlife will be pointed out by your guide. Chance sightings of endangered species such as hector dolphins, white flippered penguins and fur seals and many different species of sea birds are also possible depending on the movements of nature on the day.

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 , 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. Akaroa is one of the best sea kayaking destinations in New Zealand and our guides love welcoming visitors from all over the world.

We want you to enjoy paddling and soak in all the views without juggling a camera our guides are here to help and will take photos throughout the tour for you on your phone or camera so you can share your experience with family and friends around the world.

A comfort break on a remote beach for around 20 minutes will be optional, during this time you can explore, swim or simply soak up our pure New Zealand environment.

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. If you are coming into Akaroa Port, we are located a short 10 minute walk from the wharf. If you are coming into Lyttelton Port you must book via this link to secure your transport and activity. This tour has something for everyone. No experience necessary. We welcome families, friends, couples and individuals. We look forward to hosting you on the water with us!