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Fox II

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Akaroa, New Zealand
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About Fox II
Sail with dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch, the Fox II. Relax and soak up the sun, sea and hills or take part as one of the crew. See Hector dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, blue and yellow-eyed penguins, albatross and other sea birds. You will be surrounded by giant volcanic sea cliffs, caves and rock formations along the journey. A guaranteed highlight of you trip, that you will remember for the rest of your life.
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The rarest dolphins in the world live in the waters around Akaroa, and you can get up close to them on this eco-friendly sailing tour. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you board the vintage wooden sailboat. Glide quietly through the waters, leaving the dolphins, penguins, seals, and albatross relatively undisturbed. This is a private tour, so grab your friends for a fun day on the water, or your significant other for a romantic experience.
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SafeAs wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand54 contributions17 helpful votes
What a great way to spend a Sunday morning out on the beautiful harbour with an informative commentary about the history and wildlife of the area. Then the delight of seeing a pod of Hectors dolphins. A free Mimosa for Mothers Day completed the treat Thanks Roy and Sabina for a great trip
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gailmc896 wrote a review May 2022
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
So much fun from start to finish. We saw dolphins, penguin, seals and sea birds and also got a general history lesson of the local area, all whilst sailing on the awesome Fox II (sipping on a drink as we did so).
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Diana H wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions25 helpful votes
My family and I had a terrific experience on the Fox II, scoring the trifecta of Hector’s dolphins, Little blue penguins and seals. Captain Roy is a hard case enthusiast and perfectly pitched the trip for adults and children alike.
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Lezlie B wrote a review Mar 2022
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom34 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a brilliant time on the Fox 2 and cannot rate it highly enough. We saw a little blue penguin, seals, shags and, the ones that got everyone excited, dolphins. We also learned a lot about the geology and history of the area. It was lovely cruising under the sails. We will definitely do this again when we have friends or family staying. Thanks for a great afternoon.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Barry John wrote a review Mar 2022
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Getting out on Akaroa Harbour to the heads and then into the open ocean is an incredible experience but to do this on a 100 year old kauri ketch amongst the graceful Hectors dolphins while the ketch rides the waves and the winds tugs at sails is like a step back into a previous age. The captain gave an excellent commentary and with his skilled crew kept us safe while informing us of the history and wildlife of the harbour. It was brilliant.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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