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Southern Wanderer Scenic Cruises

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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About Southern Wanderer Scenic Cruises
BOAT TRIPS THAT SEEM LIKE PRIVATE TOURS - Avoid the crowds - 8 passengers max. sharing an adventure and friendly, conversational commentary with our family crew. Southern Wanderer is comfortable, safe & fast, allowing us to get down the harbour quickly to spend more time with the spectacular coastline and the wildlife of the marine reserve - and beyond when conditions allow. Encounter the unique range of native flora & fauna, from palm trees to penguins. SCHEDULED SCENIC NATURE CRUISES - Join one of our cruises in Southern Wanderer, departing from Akaroa's main wharf at 9:30am - to make the most of photo opportunities with early-morning light, often in the calmest conditions of the day on an uncrowded harbour - and at 12:00 midday, to link with bus & shuttle services from Christchurch. We also offer affordable rates for PERSONALISED PRIVATE CHARTERS with flexible departure times & durations, for small groups (1-8) of family, friends or colleagues who would prefer a trip to themselves.
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Hugh wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Had a fantastic day out on the water with Southern Wanderer! Great commentary, super friendly and informative crew with heaps of local knowledge! 12/10 would do again!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Rob West wrote a review Nov 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Great 2 hour’s spent out on the harbour with John and Ollie. Saw Hectors dolphins, Mollymawks, penguins, seals, and lots of bird life. Fantastic trip
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Date of experience: November 2021
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claraseventwentytwo wrote a review Nov 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
A fantastic trip on the beautiful Akaroa harbour. John and Ollie make a great team and are very knowledgeable and laid back. Thoroughly enjoyed it
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Kas wrote a review May 2020
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John and Ollie were very welcoming and the boat cruise was informative and intimate. We had just entered level 2 (covid) and they were very good with precautions. They also were respectful for the wildlife, land and water. Its not guarantee’d but we saw a whale in the distance, a penguin, albatross and so many dolphins swimming along side our boat!!!!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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good4trav wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois71 contributions26 helpful votes
We highly recommend the wildlife and scenery cruise with John and Ollie. They operate a small (but very stable and comfortable) boat -- because it accommodates less passengers than the larger boats the experience is more personal and even more enjoyable. John's commentary and Ollie's wildlife spotting are first-rate, and they clearly take great pride in the beauty of the area. This was a great experience and a must-do in Akaroa.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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