Southern Wanderer


EARLY_MORNING CRUISES Small groups of up to 8 passengers Often the calmest conditions of the day and the best light for photography Back by 10:30am leaving the rest of the day free for other activities or travel PERSONALISED CRUISES & PRIVATE CHARTERS Your own group of up to 8 family, friends or colleagues Flexible departure times and locations, trip durations and itineraries to suit


Southern Wanderer Marine Charters is a local family-owned-and-run business based in Akaroa, offering scheduled scenic cruises and personalised trips or private charters for small groups (8 max) in a 7.6-metre Stabicraft. Our vessel has a heated cabin and marine toilet on board and is comfortable, safe and fast, allowing us to go further and see as much as the weather and sea conditions permit.

The geological formation of Banks Peninsula and the shaping of the coastline by waves and weather is vividly displayed at locations we visit. We pass historic sites and talk about their national significance. We often observe many species of seabirds, including penguins, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, shags, gulls, terns and whatever other wildlife is out there in their natural habitat.

If a trip you have booked is cancelled by us we will refund your payment in full. If you cancel a booking more than 24 hours before the planned departure time we will refund your payment in full. Payments for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the planned departure time will not be refunded. •Maximum of 8 passengers •Children’s rates for 3-14 years of age •No children under 3 years old •Children must be accompanied by an adult •No person over 120 kg •All trip departures and itineraries are dependent on weather and sea conditions

Main Wharf, Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand


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