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Fox II Sailing and Wildlife Cruise

41 Muter Street, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
0800 369 7245
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Ranked #2 of 17 Activities in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great value for money.Possibly best tour from a cruise ship We have ever done. Definitely best bang for buck! Captain Roy has put together an informative trip with fine attention to detail,(such as a sound track CD for various parts of tour ) My highlight was the soothing Maori version of Enya whilst the Hector dolphins were bowriding.Thanks Roy for... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a great time. Saw Hector dolphins close up and blue penguins. The sailing was great and the captain very hospitable. I highly recommend this tour.

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st. thomas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The crew was friendly, and Captain Roy gave a great tour - full of local history and stories and nature/wildlife knowledge. Also had some quiet peaceful sailing. They offered jackets for those that were cold and complimentary hot beverages and snacks. Dolphins played with and around the boat several times for several minutes each. Sailed along a fur seal colony... More

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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Skipper very informative. Trip advertised as 2 hours but lasted 3. Got to see all the wildlife. Boat only holds about 25 people so lots of room to move about and take photos. Very good trip and thoroughly enjoyable.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A fantastic day out..... on a sailing boat watching dolphins, seals, penguins and lots of other wild life in and around Akaroa Harbour. One hundred times better than a motor boat, quiet, peaceful and close up to everything. Roy the skipper was a mine of information and they even supplied coats and morning tea.... Great value for a great day... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We loved the musical accompaniment to the ocean waves, seeing the dolphins cavorting, and catching our first glimpse of an albatross skimming the tops of the waves and a little blue penguin out on a fishing trip. Everything went according to plan and we had a very enjoyable time. Warning - even if it's cold and windy you can still... More

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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Thanks Roy!! Loved how you organized the cruise! Brilliant cruise on Roy's (originally from NY) yacht through Akaroa harbour!! Loved the idea of listening to the selection of music that brought on the Hector dolphins as we sailed towards the ocean. The French village of Akaroa was worth visiting, even though it was 80 k's out from Christchurch. I stayed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you're looking for a more close up and intimate view of the wildlife as well as a great understanding of the history of the area, this is the perfect trip for you. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. They really went above and beyond to ensure you had a great time, saw the animals you were looking for... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

As advertised, this was a highlight of our visit to Akaroa! The Hector dolphins were magical and the captain of the ship was most engaging. We were also able to see petrels, albatross, fur seals and Little Blue penguin! A DO NOT MISS attraction!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you are looking for an informative sensitive and enjoyable meeting with the wildlife in Akaroa this is the way to do it. The whole experience was thoroughly rewarding and at no time did we feel we were trespassing in another domain. In particular the return trip sailing without the engine running was captivating and the dolphins followed us apparently... More

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