Akaroa
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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

We had a wonderful tour with Jake. He gave clear and thorough instructions at the beginning and made sure we all understood. He helped us all individually get situated properly in the kayak. On the tour Jake talked about birds, sea life and geology of the area as he pointed out examples. It was all quite interesting and easy to follow. We patiently followed some dolphin activity and was rewarded with one popping up between our kayaks. Jake kept a close eye on everyone to make sure we were safe and having a good time. We recommend this tour and also recommend Jake as a guide.

We were visiting Akaroa from our cruise ship and independently booked this short but informative trip out into the harbour to see the local wildlife. The ship's Tender docked at the same wharf, so finding our departure point was easy. We saw Hector Dolphins, (which were pretty difficult to catch on film) and sailed near the local seal colony. Overall it was an enjoyable way to experience the harbour.

The tour was excellent nice drive out to Akora and our driver gave good commentary stopped at little river for a look around and a coffee, only disappointment was the harbour cruise was cancelled due to weather conditions so cannot blame tour company for that, instead he took us to the Giants house and a drive off the beaten track to view the fantastic harbour from high ground.

Super boat took us out around the harbour introducing us to a few of the Hector dolphins and many of the seabirds. Then we went out further to sea the caves and geological formations in the cliffs and see the fur seals with their young. Loads of good photo opportunities and a very friendly crew.

Enjoyed as we are clearly briefed on the adventure of the cruise !

We also spotted many hectors dolphins from this cruise besides being informed of the places we came across. Thank you to the guide who has the in depth knowledge of the cruise! He really make our journey interesting!