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Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise

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Spot Akaroa Harbour’s rare Hector’s dolphins on a catamaran wildlife cruise that includes fresh-baked cookies and a drink. The 2-hull catamaran offers more stability and deck space than a single-hull boat, ensuring a comfortable spot as you scan for fur seals, white-flippered penguins, and other wildlife.Trained, dolphin-spotting dogs are on board for the best possible chance of encountering dolphins.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.89
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa

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Swim with dolphins at Akaroa Harbour, where Hector’s dolphins—found only in New Zealand—visit the waters of the Banks Peninsula. Cruising the sheltered harbor by jet-powered catamaran so you can swim up close, learn from the highly trained crew how to interact safely with the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins. Just 12 swimmers are permitted per vessel, ensuring an intimate experience in a small group. Wetsuits and masks are provided, along with a hot shower and drink on board.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.76
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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing
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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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The rarest dolphins in the world live in the waters around Akaroa, and you can get up close to them on this eco-friendly sailing tour. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you board the vintage wooden sailboat. Glide quietly through the waters, leaving the dolphins, penguins, seals, and albatross relatively undisturbed. This is a private tour, so grab your friends for a fun day on the water, or your significant other for a romantic experience.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.19
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

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Experience majestic scenery and stunning wildlife, including Hector’s dolphins, blue penguins and birdlife, on a narrated 2-hour Akaroa Harbour cruise. Ride a spacious luxury catamaran with prime views of the harbor’s sea caves and volcanic cliffs. Your skipper stops at a salmon farm in Lucas Bay and takes you past a New Zealand fur seal colony at Seal Bay.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.89
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Guided Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa
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Guided Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa

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Active travelers will love exploring around Akaroa on an electric mountain bike and sea kayaking tour. E-bikes make it easy to cover a lot of ground without wearing yourself out around the hilly peninsula. Ride to the crater summit for great views, and then look out for rare marine animals while paddling in the turquoise ocean. Get personalized attention and the chance to ask questions on a small-group tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$197.86
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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US$83.19
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour

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While your cruise ship is docked in Akaroa port, take a guided shore excursion to Christchurch and nearby Canterbury via the scenic bays and coves of the Banks Peninsula. Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other highlights during a city sightseeing tour, then see sheep dogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration as you get a feel for rural life on an authentic New Zealand sheep farm. Afternoon tea and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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US$119.80
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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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US$88.74
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you on a scenic journey into Christchurch via the Banks Peninsula with a visit to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Your tour of the ‘Garden City’ includes a stroll through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and a look at earthquake recovery efforts in the city center. You’ll find exotic critters such as wallabies, gibbons and lemurs at the wildlife reserve, and meet the elusive but iconic kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird.
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  • 6 hours
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US$123.12
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Wildlife Cruise

Wildlife Cruise

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Our tours numbers are kept limited, offering you a small and intimate tour that will take you where others can't with amazing views of New Zealands wildlife. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew love meeting and talking with our guests, and Scruffy our friendly boat dog, joins us on our afternoon trips. Tony, a real Kiwi, has been exploring the waters around Banks Peninsula since the 1960s. He'll entertain you with the stories of his adventures and share his enthusiasm for this wonderful environment and stunning wildlife.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre

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This Akaroa shore excursion takes you sightseeing in Christchurch via a scenic drive through the Banks Peninsula. See the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and other city highlights before a visit to the International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch's top attraction. Feel arctic winds at the Snow and Ice Experience and observe New Zealand wildlife at the Penguin Encounter. Finish with an all-terrain adventure on a thrilling ride by amphibious Hagglund vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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Swap your cruise ship for a kayak on this 3-hour shore excursion from Akaroa and enjoy a thrilling close encounter with native wildlife. Paddle your way around remote bays, inlets and sandy beaches; admire the dramatic scenery of the once-active volcano basin; then cool off with a swim. Along the way, keep a lookout for some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife sightings, including Hector Dolphins, penguins and orca whales.
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  • 3 hours
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US$88.74
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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve

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Discover remote bays and native marine wildlife in New Zealand on this 3-hour sea kayak tour from Akaroa. Following an orientation session, paddle out onto the waters around Akaroa’s extinct volcanic basin with your guide. Test your newfound sea kayaking skills in the shallows of the harbor. Then, head out onto the gently rolling waves and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Watch the skies for native birdlife such as heron, egrets, oystercatchers and bitterns, and keep an eye on the waves for sightings of playful seals and dolphins.
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  • 3 hours
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US$93.54
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Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour

Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour

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Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour. Nestled on the East Coast of the South Island, the quiet seaside town of Akaroa is best known for its volcanic hills and the dolphins that are found in the bay. On this self-guided audio tour, you will enjoy the tranquil setting and the stunning natural views along the harbour. You will also see the old lighthouse and learn about its interesting French history at the Akaroa Museum. Visit the town wharf, whale try pots, war memorial, corner of Lavaud and Balguerie, St Patrick's Catholic Church, the Old French cemetery, the giant's house, French forecourt and Rue Jolie. Known as the Paris of New Zealand this tour will delight and enthral all at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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US$15.29
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Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours

Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours

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Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning more about beautiful alpacas at an alpaca farm. This ticket gives you admission to the farm, where you can meet the furry creatures, take some photos, and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of Akaroa. Find out about their care, their friendly nature, and how alpacas are different from llamas.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River

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When your cruise ship docks in Akaroa, take a shore excursion to Christchurch for a sightseeing tour, followed by an adrenaline-charged jet-boat ride on the Waimak River. Escorted by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll combine a drive through the Banks Peninsula with the city landmarks of Christchurch and an exhilarating jet-boat ride. Round-trip port transport is included.
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  • 6 hours
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Akaroa To Christchurch transfer up to 4 people

Akaroa To Christchurch transfer up to 4 people

Lowest Price Professional Driver Air Conditioned and Clean Car Our 5 stars Google Ratings and Registered Company
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  • 2 hours
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.
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AKAROA - The Bays to CHRISTCHURCH & RETURN Private - Full Day - Local Guide.

Let us show you Christchurch, Lyttelton, the Bays and Akaroa on this full-day private tour, which includes a 2-hour harbor cruise where you are guaranteed to see native Hector Dolphins. Explore Akaroa, a historic French settlement surrounded by wilderness. The rest of the day is up to you. Visit the Giant's House, cuddle an alpaca, taste local cheeses, browse art galleries, ride the Christchurch Gondola and much more.
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  • 8 hours
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US$296.16
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Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en español

Akaroa-Christchurch Cruise Ship - Spanish Driver Guide / Chofer Guía en español

Our exclusive service offers you absolute flexibility to do exactly whatever and whenever you want. Once you arrive after your long trip from home you can sit back, relax and enjoy as your driver escorts you around this fascinating country introducing you to guided local tours around different towns and natural landscapes, in English, Spanish and Italian. We are Professional Drivers and qualified by New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). Also we hold a Transport service Licence (TSL) and we are part of ProGuide Association. We can drive around all of New Zealand and our best option is to start or finish your trip in Christchurch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$511.27
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AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

Save time waiting for other cruise ship passengers and escape straight to Christchurch for this private shore excursion. Once you arrive, experience Christchurch without the noise and rigid timetables of a big tour group. Take a electric caterpillar bus around the famous Botanical Gardens, boat down the Avon river in a traditional English poling punt, and discover how Christchurch is rebuilding in the wake of the devastating 2011 earthquake.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Akaroa Day Trip From Lyttelton Port - Return Shuttle + Sea Kayak or Ebike Tour

Akaroa Day Trip From Lyttelton Port - Return Shuttle + Sea Kayak or Ebike Tour

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Enjoy a day trip to Akaroa. Enjoy a scenic drive with a local driver who will provide commentary and photo stops as you drive over the stunning Gebbes pass in a private mini van. The jouney is about 50 minutes each way. When you arrive in Akaroa choose from one our amazing guided tours. Enjoy a stunning guided sea kayak safari in one of New Zealand's best kayaking regions. Stunning views, small groups, knowledgeable nature guide. Explore with no noise, pollution, or engines. Explore the tranquil harbour in an environmentally friendly way while getting some fresh air and exercise. If you would rather do a land based activity then why not choose our Ebike tour. The fastest, most scenic and most fun way to get to the top of the crater! Jump on a brand new latest model Scott Ebike and cycle with a local guide From sea to summit with uninterrupted views over the crystal blue waters of the pacific ocean we ride. This is one special experience you don’t want to miss!
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  • 7 hours
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US$288.17
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Night Awe - Stargazing group tour in Akaroa

Night Awe - Stargazing group tour in Akaroa

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Akaroa's first and only stargazing experience. Fully outdoor guided tour, our Night Awe include observations through naked eye, binoculars and telescope.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Akaroa Dolphins 〜 Harbour Nature Cruise
"Seeing the Hector dolphins was magical, so awesome to see such beautiful creatures. The hospitality on the boat was friendly and welcoming. The baking was so yum too. Brilliant team!"..."
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Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa
"Fantastic experience with dolphins swimming so close. Dont let rain stop you as you will be in a wet suit anyway."..."
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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing
"Understanding more of the history and that Peter Blake once owned the yacht. Thankyou was a great experience."..."
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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
"It was one of the best unforgettable experiences we have with my Mom travelling together. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit NZ."..."
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Guided Electric Mountain Bike & Sea Kayak Tour in Akaroa
"Joey was out kayaking guide and he taught us how to get in and out plus plenty of safety measures if needed. We kayaked all around the shore lines as stopped at different points so he could show us penguins and dolphins. We were even able to see clusters of clams hanging on the cliffs where water came in and out. Very impressed Joey! We came off of our cruise ship and a van was waiting to pick us up so no worries there. The bike tour was on electric mountain bikes. They provide safety gear bag and glove. Great day trip I would definitely do again!"..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour
"Very informative & engaging representative. Gave personal insight into sights & went out of his way to accommodate wishes."..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Sheep Farm Tour
"Super tour of Christchurch and the surrounding area. Driver gave great commentary and provided good insight into the background and history of the area. Hugh at the sheep farm did a great job of letting us know what life on a sheep farm is like. Tom, the dog was interesting to watch as he worked the herd. Sheep shearing demo was excellent."..."
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Shore Excursion: Guided Sea Kayaking through Akaroa Marine Reserve
"Great few hours out on the water, though choppy at times. James was great, knowledgeable and provided a calming confident approach. Highly recommend"..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
"360 views of Harbour and city! Walking tour of outer shire movie sites. WETA visit. Best tour guide ever!"..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and the International Antarctic Centre
"We started off with a mix up between the time and place we should be to begin the tour and the tour left without us. To save our day Kevin from Leisure Tours drove us along the tour route personally and caught us up to the tour bus by lunch in time to join the bus to the antarctic research center. I tried to add pictures but they wouldn't load. We are grateful to Kevin and the culture of excellence in customer service at Leisure Tours."..."
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Small group guided sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
"Great way to see the coastline in Akaroa. Jake was a great guide. Very informative and engaging. We really enjoyed it."..."
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Sunrise wildlife sea kayaking in Akaroa marine reserve
"Went on the morning tour with James, had a great time! He was super intensive and knowledgeable! Despite him mentioning he was Originally from the north island, and had just moved down to the south island… He had a lot of fun tid bits to mention to us! Super friendly and so glad we had an opportunity to see Akaroa with him. Good pace for us to paddle our hearts out or just cruise slowly to take in the scenery. THANK YOU! Very easy booking and instructions to start our trip!"..."
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Akaroa Self Guided Audio Tour
"Loved the sound effects - and the ease of going from one highlight to the other without having to think too much about it. Easy to download too."..."
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City Tour and Jet Boat on Waimak River
"Jet Boat was so much fun with a great driver that explained the phenomenon of the river! Great scenery all along the way on the trip."..."
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