Akaroa Shore Excursion: Small-Group Wildlife and Sea-Kayaking Safari in Akaroa

Location : Akaroa | Duration :3 hours
While you’re in port in Akaroa, explore the region’s 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.

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 Akaroa’s 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 region’s 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.

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While you’re in port in Akaroa, explore the region’s 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.