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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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Akaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Had the pleasure of this excursion twice now and would have no problem going over and over again. A magical trip on a perfect day, an absolutely stunning way to explore the harbour with informative historical and local narrative. Great crew and beautiful ketch. a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cherithe2017
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Great trip, 3 hours of magic. Couldn't have picked a better vessel to sail on. Saw Hector Dolphins, Seals, Penguin, and a variety of sea birds.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This three hour excursion was the highlight of our six week visit to the South Island. We had the most glorious morning to motor-sail out from the delightful Akaroa township. Then to the beautiful sound of El Ong Kar Sat Nam sung by Santana Kaur...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank wowwayne
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely trip 3 hours on the water see alsorts of wild life. And a special visit by a large pod of Hectors dolphins. Couldn't have wished for anything bettet.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RosemaryU22
Reviewed 16 March 2018

There are a number of highly rated cruising options at Akaroa and we chose Fox II because we wanted sailing rather than motoring and because the boat looks fantastic. We made the right choice - the cruise on Fox II was a highlight of our...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We enjoyed our afternoon on the Fox II. The staff were very knowledgeable and kept us informed, very good at spotting the wildlife. We saw quite a few Hector's dolphins, (smallest dophin), sea lions and lots of birds. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jangles181
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We learned the history of the bay, saw penguins, seals, lots of birds and DOLPHINS. The boat stopped the motor and cruised undersail while "dolphin music" played and they foliced around the boat. The Captain was great that the two crew members from France we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

It was a great trip, we saw a lot of wildlife, sea lions, penguins, birds, hector dolphins. The views and landscape were beautiful. Good information was given. The crew was very friendly, they had jackets in case somebody was too cold and warm beverages. Hector...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank maria_azul0
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have been on many different outings looking for dolphins. This was the most fun I have ever had. This was the first experience I had where the captain played loud classical music to attract the dolphins. They really preferred Mozart and came swimming to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RuthG2343
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon the cruise as we were strolling around town and immediately loved the look of the boat. Made the quick decision to jump aboard the morning cruise with assurance that they could provide a jacket if we got cold. It was such a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from 2014jojoma | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip on Fox II on our Celebrity Cruise ship. We took the tender from our ship to the pier and picked up the Fox II there.