We arrived in Akaroa via cruise ship and had 1 day in Akaroa. Tony's friendly and informative approach made the morning cruise enjoyable for all. The weather was perfect and we saw plenty of wildlife and scenic coastline. It felt like our own private tour as we comfortably explored the Akoroa bay. Tony pulls the boat up close (thus the name of the company) so wildlife and landscape are easily viewed. Can pre-book via email. If sunny - pack sunblock and hats (boat has indoor and outdoor seating). Front of bow was best spot to view dolphins playfully swimming along with boat.