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Cathedral Cove

Harbour Wildlife Cruise

This harbour cruise is one of the most picturesque in New Zealand and gives you the chance to experience the Banks Peninsula's most majestic scenery.

The cruise takes in the magnificent Cathedral Cove, volcanic rock formations at Onawe Peninsula, a variety of birdlife and the Hector's dolphin, one of the rarest species in the world. The cruise also takes in many relics of Akaroa's past and includes an informative commentary by the skipper.

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Other experiences in Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Swimming with Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa Harbour
    A pair of Hector's dolphins

    Swimming with Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa Harbour

    Swimming with Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa Harbour

    The sheltered harbour of Akaroa is an ideal place for a unique encounter with the world's smallest, rarest and friendliest dolphins, the Hector's dolphins.

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Experience it for yourself

You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tour below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.