The Akaroa Harbor Nature Cruise is rated as the number one wildlife experience in New Zealand, and you'll quickly find out why on this two hour cruise. The Akaroa Harbor use to be an active volcano millions of years ago, which is why it is surrounded by towering volcanic cliffs and sea caves. Make sure to keep an eye out for the stunning purple-pink Scenery Nook, a natural volcanic amphitheater. To complement the natural surroundings and turquoise blue waters of the harbor is the rare and majestic marine life. From the world's smallest Hector's dolphins to penguins and fur seals, there is an abundance of wildlife inhabiting Akaroa Harbor to discover. So sit back, relax and keep your eyes peeled as your skipper guides you on this scenic cruise.
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to have an unforgettable swim with Hector's dolphins, the world's smallest dolphins which are endemic to New Zealand. In the clear waters of Akaroa Harbor and surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs, you'll get to experience an intimate connection with nature in your small group. If you'd rather stay dry, you can still watch these cute marine mammals splash in the water with the other passengers, from the excellent viewing platform of the boat. This is an experience not to be missed if you are in New Zealand, and is even rated as one of the top ten greatest marine mammal encounters in the world by Lonely Planet!