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Coast Up Close

Dolphins in Canterbury
Price range:
$75.00


Description

Explore the wild side of Banks Peninsula, New Zealand in our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Your exciting cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour, beside steep cliffs & archways, stunning sea caves and fur seals at play and at rest.The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper.

There is always spectacular scenery and abundant bird life & wildlife, including the rare Hectors dolphins, which make this New Zealand coast world famous.
This is your chance to get some amazing photos of the Akaroa & Banks Peninsula area. Your adventure can include dolphins, whales, penguins, orcas, birds, fish and sharks. Tony takes small groups, so you get personal service.

2.5 hour summer cruises depart at 10.30 am and 2 pm from the Main Wharf in Akaroa.

Fancy a bit of fishing? Social fishing groups are our specialty! Bring your family and friends and make it a special occasion.

You’ve never been so “up close” to wild nature than in the comfort of our lovely boat!

Please switch the adjacent map view to satellite to see the exact location of where Coast Up Close departs from on Akaroa Wharf.


Options

#1 - Morning Cruise

Departs daily at 10:30am
Returns at 1:00pm
(weather dependent)

Season starts 1 Oct 2013

*Please arrive at the main wharf, Akaroa at least 15 minutes prior to sailing time.

Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise that will take you around the rugged volcanic coastline of Akaroa Harbour and in to the Pacific Ocean.

You may have the chance to see the rare Hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross, giant petrels and little blue penguins. Your skipper Tony is a local with broad knowledge of the area and its stories. Come on board for the most fun you can have in Akaroa!

Morning trip departs 10.30 and afternoon trip departs 2 pm to return at 4.30--guaranteed to be back in time for cruise ship tenders!

Infants under 1 are free of charge


#2 - Afternoon Cruise

Departs daily at 2:00pm
Returns at 4:30pm
(weather dependent)

Season starts 1 Oct 2013

*Please arrive at the main wharf, Akaroa at least 15 minutes prior to sailing time.

Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise that will take you around the rugged volcanic coastline of Akaroa Harbour and in to the Pacific Ocean.

You may have the chance to see the rare Hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross, giant petrels and little blue penguins. Your skipper Tony is a local with broad knowledge of the area and its stories. Come on board for the most fun you can have in Akaroa!

Morning trip departs 10.30 returning 1pm and afternoon trip departs 2 pm to return at 4.30--guaranteed to be back in time for cruise ship tenders!

Infants under 1 are free of charge


Reviews


avatar - Nov 2016 -

HENK PETERSEN

I'm so happy I chose Coast up close instead of the other overfilled boats. We were 10 persons, all talking togethers and having plenty of space to walk around the boat as we liked to. Were nice people owning the boat

avatar - Apr 2016 -

MARC VAN WIJK

Very kind and knowledgable skipper. Tony is a great host and we enjoyed his stories about the area and sealife. The boat itself is somewhat smaller compared to the other tourboats but this only makes it a more authentic and intimate experience.

avatar - Mar 2016 -

MARK WATSON

Tony is the owner of the vessel and treated everyone great. Wonderful personal attention for everyone with loads of wildlife. An added bonus was Tony's great narrative about the area, the wildlife and history. I highly recommend this trip. We were in port off of the Princess Diamond ship and booked this on our own before we arrived. Great trip for sure!

avatar - Feb 2016 -

PATRICIA WORSHAM

Tony and crew (and Fluffy) were wonderful hosts on this Akaroa cruise. It was educational, the views and wildlife were amazing, and the company was great. We enjoyed every minute of it.

avatar - Feb 2016 -

CLARE EVANS

A really wonderful couple of hours, Tony was extremely knowledgeable, personable and had a true respect for the wildlife, which was reflected in the fact that the dolphins chose to approach the boat to come and surf, again and again. I highly recommend Coast up Close, it was an afternoon I'll never forget.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If a cancellation is made within 7 days of arrival day, loss of 35% of the total booking price.