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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2 Rue Balguerie | Daly's Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
All reviews captain roy sailing boat akaroa harbour blue penguins hectors dolphins new zealand cathedral cave classical music three hours hot beverages the pacific ocean great commentary friendly crew bow wave biscuits fantastic cruise lovely touch
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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