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“A perfect day out”
Review of Fox II

Fox II
Ranked #6 of 28 Tours in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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.

Thank A374TMgarym
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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 we were joined by playful Hector Dolphins swimming all around the boat. The trip included seeing penguins, seals and even an albatross, plus up close to shear cliffs and sail only out into the Pacific Ocean. Our captain Roy was most informative and his crew very friendly and competent. A glorious time with some terrific memories.

Thank wowwayne
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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.

Thank RosemaryU22
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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 4 week trip to New Zealand. Not only does Fox II look good the boat cruises beautifully with the added advantage of both power and sail, which means that the cruise includes a combination of motored manoeuvering to get the best views of the coast and wildlife and peaceful sailing. Captain Roy is personable and informative. Music playing to attract the dolphins whilst we were under sail was somewhere between magical and surreal. We saw albatross, blue penguins, many Hector's dolphins, seals and a variety of other birds, cliffs and sea caves. Sailing out into the South Pacific Ocean with only the sound of the dolphins, the breeze and the creaking of the rigging felt good for the soul. Based on our experience we cannot recommend the Fox II cruise highly enough - we would be happy to do it again and again.

Thank RLFP_WSP
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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.

Thank Jangles181
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