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Fox II

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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
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2 Rue Balguerie | Daly's Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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All reviews captain roy sailing boat akaroa harbour blue penguins hectors dolphins classical music new zealand cathedral cave three hours bow wave the pacific ocean great commentary friendly crew week trip biscuits sea birds fantastic cruise
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a great experience and all for an amazing price! We saw dolphins, blue penguins, seals and shags. It wasn't the season for whales unfortunately when we went, but he still took us out to sea on the off chance one was hanging...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank C6009CAjessicam
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Where do I start with this place, we visited Akaroa as part of our itinerary on board our ship the celebrity solstice. From the moment we stepped onto the mainland it was so beautiful and extremely welcoming. The whole island was so beautiful with the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MSTtransport
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Most enjoyable 2 hour sail/cruise. Stunning scenery. Interesting commentary from the captain. We saw Hector's dolphins, fur seals, a couple of albatross and one penguin (it wasn't penguin season). Crew were very friendly. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TraceyMorgan_26
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Made a last minute decision to join this sailing tour - so worth it! Captain Roy was excellent and we saw penguins, seals, dolphins and an albatross. If you are visiting Akaroa, booking this trip is a MUST!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bouncy1
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Marvellous trip on a sunny autumn day. Saw penguins, Hector's dolphins,fur seals, shags and albatross. We were well cared for by the Captain and crew. Highly informative commentary of the local history and geology. Being outside on deck, watching the sails being rigged, and easy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lxtech56
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the cruise thoroughly. Captain introduced us to Akaroa and the sights throughout the cruise and was really knowledgeable. We saw Hector's dolphins, seals amongst other things. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookie on our way back. Wonderful ride!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ZackLinzx
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We took this trip on our last day in Akaroa. The weather was perfect as we headed out of the harbour to open waters with Captain Roy and his attentive staff. Roy delivered interesting and amusing information about the history of Araroka; places of historical,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Definitely the best boat trip we have had in NZ. The three hour trip was leisurely and informative but the highlight had to be when the ketch was put under sail and the Dolphins came to ride the bow wave and swim along side the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Somerfordian
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Had the pleasure of this excursion twice now and would have no problem going over and over again. A magical trip on a perfect day, an absolutely stunning way to explore the harbour with informative historical and local narrative. Great crew and beautiful ketch. a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cherithe2017
Reviewed March 25, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.
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