Southern Wanderer Scenic Cruises is a 100% local family owned-and-operated boating business. We have lived in Akaroa for over 35 years and are dedicated to sharing our favourite places with you, knowledge and stories about this special place that we call home. Our vessel is safe, fast and comfortable allowing us to get down the harbour quickly to spend more time in the marine reserve and beyond. Our trips pass historic sites of national significance and you will see native flora and fauna, often palm trees and penguins, albatrosses... whatever finds us out there in their wild and natural habitats. We visit places where the volcanic formation of the peninsula and the effects of erosion by waves and weather are vividly displayed.