Akaroa and Banks Peninsula Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Penguins
Experience a unique whale, dolphin, seal or penguin encounter in Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Many eco-tourism cruises offer exciting whale or dolphin watching experiences. If you don't mind getting wet, you may be able to swim with the whales or dolphins. Alternatively, you can take a visit to a seal or penguin colony to view seals and penguins in their natural habitats.
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Mobile-friendly - Pohatu is the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. 4WD safaris enable you to visit this remote and beautiful area, and learn of the Wildlife Conservation Program. Sea-Kayaking safari gives great wildlife viewing and allows the adventurous to explore out spectacular coastline. Our 24 hour Package gives you an opportunity to spend the night in the penguin colony.
Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch—Fox II. See penguins, seals, albatross, and other sea birds. A real sailing experience; as crew, or just relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hour cruise, departing 10:30am and 1:15pm from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Satisfaction guaranteed! Private charters. Company functions. Weddings.
Mobile-friendly - The beautiful harbour of Akaroa near Christchurch is home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin. Join our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or come again another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and other marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4.
Mobile-friendly - Your exciting boat cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper, onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph spectacular scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins.
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