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Fox II

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“sailing boat”(21 reviews)
“akaroa harbour”(39 reviews)
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...more
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2 Rue Balguerie | Daly's Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 800 369 7245
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Superb experience. Saw penguins, seals and lots of hector dolphins. Educational and entertaining. One of the highlights of our trip

Thank LCCcharlotte
Reviewed 27 February 2018

My Bucket list included a sail on old sailing boat and thought this looked just the boat. We sailed on the 10.30am sailing and it was a clear sunny day and really felt at home as soon as we were seated with the friendly crew.We...More

Thank retiredkiwis
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Captain Roy and the team make you feel at home as soon as you step aboard the masterpiece that is The Fox II. Peaceful sailing once the sails are up and engines are cut. The “sailing” Spotify playlist attracts the dolphins, who put on a...More

Thank donevonv
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Roy and his friendly crew for making this a wonderful trip. Roy was very knowledgeable about the history of Akaroa and the wildlife. We saw Hector dolphins, blue penguins, fur seals, Albatrosses and shags. Lovely music was played at times - songs...More

Thank Kiwi1658
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Took this tour whilst on a cruise that stopped in Akaroa. Roy was an exceptional host and his crew was extremely friendly and helpful. We saw a myriad of local wildlife including dolphins, albatross, sea shags, seals and penguins! The experience was enhanced by Roy...More

Thank zgallo94
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have been a sailor for over 60 yrs and learnt to sail on elderly gaff riggers in the 1950s. The boat itself was what originally attracted me to this trip. My wife who normally hates sailing thought the wildlife viewing would be good. The...More

Thank Kit-Gaynor B
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We took the morning trip out and had the most enjoyable time. Saw dolphins, seals, albartros and a tiny blue penguin and our captain gave us an informative and amusing commentary. It was a perfect end to a great holiday

Thank perrycourt
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We had a fantastic sail around Akaroa Harbour viewing numerous Hectors Dolphins, seals, birds and interesting rock formations along the coastline. Don't forget to bring your camera. Roy's commentary was very informative and the crew were most helpful. A most relaxing way to enjoy nature...More

Thank funtime80
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It was a really nice 3 hours trip on the boat, we seen all of the animal that they said we would see. I enjoyed it a lot, beautiful landscape and sea, friendly staff, very relaxing time, I would recommend it.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The Fox II was a wonderfully relaxing trip out of the harbour. We saw many Hector's dolphins and seals, cormorants and even a few penguins! We also learnt about Akaroa's history and the geological features of the harbour from the captain. The crew were all...More

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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.