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Coast up Close

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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About Coast up Close
Experience the fantastic coastline around Akaroa in a spacious and comfortable Kauri launch. Local skipper, Tony, takes small groups to view the amazing wildlife,including penguins,dolphins, fur seals, and spectacular rock formations and sea caves.Terrific photo opportunities!
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Hours Today: 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
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a j wrote a review Nov 2021
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We took at tour with Tony and can only recommend this trip. So much history told from a local, hurry up and buy a ticket! You will love it for sure!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Michelle wrote a review Mar 2021
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We recently booked a private fishing charter for 10 people including 4 school aged children. This trip was much anticipated as my father had wanted to book a trip for us all to experience sea fishing and Tony did not disappoint! Tony was so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. We got to se dolphins jump out the water and swim alongside the boat. There was plenty of room for us all to fish with great results. Tony had laid some cray pots one had a small shark in it the kids thought was so cool! We highly recommend Tony's charter for anyone seeking the thrill of a great catch!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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LouLouPet wrote a review Feb 2021
Taunton, United Kingdom18 contributions10 helpful votes
This has to be the best boat trip out of Akaroa. Tony is an exceptional and very informative guide he takes you right up close to the rock formations and wildlife. I've been on many boat trips, but this one is without doubt the best. We were 3 adults and 2 children, a 5 year old and 2 year old. The children had a wonderful time, were included in everything and made to feel very welcome. The Hector Dolphins were in abundance and we had the best views. I would not hesitate to recommend Tony's boat trip to anyone.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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kathymP1628XC wrote a review Feb 2021
St Kilda, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day with Tony on the boat. The views were amazing and we saw some places in Akaroa we have never seen before in any other tours. We absolutely love it and will definitely come back to do it again. Our two year old had a fantastic time too!, very child friendly as well.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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The Patersons wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
By far one of the best activities I have ever done. Admittedly the weather was exceptional (34degrees) , flat calm and visibility at 15+ meters, but the whole experience is a must , particularly for ‘city folk’. Tony is excellent and knowledgeable and the best is you do get “Up Close” to the wildlife. Forget your Central Otago thrill seeking. Spend your money on this. Best 2 1/2 hours for the money. Definitely doing this again.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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