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

From USD 86.61
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  • Small-group Akaroa sea kayak shore excursion
  • Paddle to remote inlets and beaches in Akaroa Harbour
  • Search the clear waters for penguins, orcas, and Hector’s dolphins
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Small-Group Wildlife and Sea-Kayaking Safari in Akaroa
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Small-Group Wildlife and Sea-Kayaking Safari in Akaroa
USD 86.61
Overview
Spend your time in port in Akaroa on a small-group shore excursion, sea kayaking around the harbor. Bask in the scenery of remote bays and inlets, and catch a glimpse of local marine life, including penguins, orcas, and endangered Hector’s dolphins. You’ll paddle for three hours with a guide through the basin of an extinct volcano and stop for a snack and swim at a coastal beach. This tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.
What to Expect
When your cruise ship docks in the beautiful french village of Akaroa, stroll through town to the kayak base and meet your guide to begin your 3-hour tour. Following an informative safety briefing, your guides will prepare your kayak for launch then take to Akaroa’s volcanic basin waters.
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. Close encounters. No noise, No engines, No crowds, No pollution. 

During your tour, paddle quietly along through the blue waters of the extinct volcanic crater and listen as your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife that you come across. After approximately one hour, stop for a 15-minute break on a remote beach and enjoy free time to swim or rest your arms!

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 and your guide will be taking on water photos for you If you wish to take home a memory of your day.
When your kayak adventure comes to an end, paddle your kayak back to base — an easy 10-minute walk from the wharf through he boutique shops and cafes leads you back to the main wharf. Safe and dry!
Reviews (43)
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Reviewed today
Kayaking in Port Akaroa

We had a very professional experience on the water with Graville and Allie. They ensured our safety and comfort and showed us the beautiful nature and wildlife in this very special part of the world. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends.

Thank TravellingScientists
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent trip on the water

Excellent communication and easy directions to find the meeting point. Greville, our guide, arrived on time and was very friendly. The pre-kayak safety brief and equipment was great and made me feel confident that our trip to was going to be a relaxing one. The...More

Thank Karen J
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review Karen, we really appreciate it and we loved having you out on the water with us, thanks so much for joining us and safe travels home! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Relaxing, informative and enjoyable

Jake was our guide, he was very knowledge and professional. The experience was very enjoyable and I learnt so much interesting information from Jake. Would highly recommend this to others. I was very grateful this opportunity came up on Grabone as it was a great...More

Thank Sandra H
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for the review Sandra, we are so happy you enjoyed our service, we go out of our way to provide a great experience for people from all over the world and kiwis too! Thanks for coming! Allie & greville

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Fantastic morning

A fantastic morning kayaking. Easy paddling, great instructions before hand. Knowledgeable guide, Grenville, who was excellent. Saw shags and penguins....then...a pod of hectors dolphins stayed amongst our 4 boats for about 20 mins. Strongly advise the early morning trip, the conditions are calmer and the...More

Thank yaryar
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks so much for the review! What a blessing to see rare white flippered penguins in the wild and the endangered hector dolphins visiting provided extremely close encounters are just magical! The local pod recognizes our kayaks as we recogize them when they decide to...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Calm Waters Fantastic Views

Once we found the starting point it was smooth sailing. We had excellent equipment and attentive guides. The trip was a slow cruse with no major challenges.We had fantastic weather. If the wind came up and/or it was raining it would have been more of...More

1  Thank eileensmith1997
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks so much for the review, it sounds like you had a good ship mate there keeping her steady! Im so happy to hear you enjoyed seeing the rock formations along our crater cruiser, it is truely special here and we have had world class...More

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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
I went on a tour that started at 11:30am. That would give you some time to walk around the town and grab a coffee at one of the lovely cafes. I found the tour company very prompt with answering any questions so I’m sure... More
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property |
It's a lot cheaper! The office where you book is right by where the buses drop cruise passengers off. I would say if you book in advance with 10 people you may even have the boat to yourself. Much more peaceful and the... More
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