Join Southern Wanderer for an unforgettable early morning or midday cruise along Akaroa's picturesque Banks Peninsula coast!
A haven for wildlife and boasting wonderful photography opportunities, Banks Peninsula is an absolute must-see for anyone in the region. Our vessel is comfortable, safe and fast, allowing us to get down the harbour quickly to spend more time in the marine reserve and beyond - when conditions allow.
We’ll uncover dramatic views of the peninsula’s volcanic formations, spectacular cliffs, caves and coastal scenery. Throughout the cruise, we’ll pass sites of national historic significance and discuss events that helped shape New Zealand as a British colony in the 19th century.
We carry a maximum of 8 passengers, ensuring your trip is a personalised and uncrowded experience. Your friendly and highly experienced skipper and guide have an abundance of knowledge about the area and will share this with you along the way.
If you have any specific points of interest please let us know as we do our best to tailor the trips to suit the interests of our passengers.
You won't want to leave Akaroa without doing this cruise!
Meeting Location: Main Wharf, Beach Road, Akaroa, Canterbury
Departures: Morning departure is at 9.30am, afternoon departure is at 12pm (the later trip allows connection with shuttle services for a day-trip from Christchurch).
Check-In Time: Please make sure to arrive at the boat beside the main wharf at least 5 minutes prior to departure.
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