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Akaroa Sailing Cruises

End of Main Wharf, past the Blue Buildings, Akaroa, New Zealand
0800-724-528
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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narrandera
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Ray was fantastic and we all had fun. Thanks for the informative and interesting cruise fantastic way to spend a coupla hours. O and the recommendation of lunch at Murphys was spot on.

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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ray is a great guy with fantastic knowledge of the area & knew exactly where to go to show us the dolphins aplenty, the most enjoyable value for money, worth every cent & more

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

On October 21st this year we spent a day in Akaroa and were delighted to find a very reasonable offer of a wildlife cruise on a smart and extremely beautiful classic vintage sailing boat. The captain, Ray, is a super friendly enthusiastic person, a dedicated sailor, who can tell you everything from funny local stories to interesting historical stuff and... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely worth it.. Fun, informative and 100% safe.. Ray was really friendly too and that made all the difference. He literally welcomed us on board at the last moment. He gave all his passengers a turn at steering the vessel which was awesome. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Was not a planned activity. Met Ray on the pier and decided his tour was too good to not go. Beautiful sailing boat and he encouraged everyone to have a turn at the helm. Spent time with 2 dolphins playing around the boat. Unfortunately didn't see any penguins but it was a great afternoon and Ray is very interesting and... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ray was our captain, and on a lovely day, we sailed down the harbor on his beautiful, sleek boat. We enjoyed a relaxed conversation and he had several entertaining stories about the area. We saw three Hector's dolphins and two little blue penguins! A very enjoyable experience!

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had a great sailing trip last weekend with Ray! Just my partner and me on the boat, so we had the opportunity to be sailing ourselves (under supervision of course) which was great! He is a great captain and has some nice stories to tell. However, it sometimes felt like he was unable to adjust them to his audience, but... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoying a long weekend in Akaroa, we met Ray on the pier and decided to join the afternoon sailing trip on his beautiful boat. With just one other couple on board, we all had a turn at the helm and Ray made it a memorable experience. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife and has lots of... More

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and myself were on our honeymoon in Akaroa and were looking for something interesting to do we came across Ray at the end of the pier and decided instantly that what he offered looked interesting and different to the usual crowded "big boat" trips. We definitely were not disappointed! Ray was a great captain, informative and friendly. Because... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was definitely one of the highlights of a month-long visit to the South Island of NZ. Ray was a superb skipper, and put everyone at ease (I had never been sailing before) and encouraged everyone to have a turn at the helm. We saw lots of wildlife - hector's dolphins, an albatross and blue penguins. A great trip (helped... More

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