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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing provided by Fox II

Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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Overview
Sail in the crater of an extinct volcano with the rarest dolphins in the world. Long encounters and beautiful scenery. 3 hour trip on a quiet sailboat in nature. You can also see penguins, seals and albatross. The Fox II is a vintage sailboat, almost 100 years old! Made from wood, 2 masts and 6 sails. It is the oldes ketch in New Zealand. Has been in movies, TV shows and is famous all over the world. Visit amazing sea caves, cliffs, waterfalls and venture out into the pacific on this safe, quiet, truely memorable experience. Eco friendly, with minimal carbon footprint. Make the choice for a better future.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ecoseaker - Dolphin Swimming & Harbour Adventure Cruises
    Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    Dalys Wharf Akaroa, take a right at the Bank of New Zealand!
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  • Pass by
    Akaroa Lighthouse
    Akaroa
  • You'll end at
    Ecoseaker - Dolphin Swimming & Harbour Adventure Cruises
    Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    Dalys Wharf Akaroa, take a right at the Bank of New Zealand!
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Ecoseaker - Dolphin Swimming & Harbour Adventure Cruises, Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
2h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Biscuits
  • Local wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages for purchase
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Peter T wrote a review 1 May
Nelson, New Zealand60 contributions22 helpful votes
Fantastic trip if you want a different dolphin watching/boating experience compared to the catamaran competitor. Fox 11 is a genuine 99 year old wooden (NZ rimu) sailing ship originally built for trading around Auckland. Halfway down the harbour up went the sail and we sailed
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Date of experience: April 2021
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GreeceHelena wrote a review Mar 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand372 contributions31 helpful votes
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If you are in beautiful Akaroa and thinking of taking a Sailing and Wildlife Cruise, Captain Roy has daily departures from Daly's Wharf on the Fox II, NZ's oldest gaff rigged ketch. You are guaranteed to see Hectors Dolphins 🐬 and we also saw a penguin, seals, albatross and
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groz wrote a review Mar 2021
Papamoa, New Zealand14 contributions
Booked last minute and so happy we did as it was the highlight of our trip. How nice to travel in an old boat with such history. The Captain provides so much Information. Delighted we picked this boat over the other bigger boats. Great value for money!
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Mikaere wrote a review Feb 2021
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand107 contributions28 helpful votes
The whole experience from go to whoa was a thrilling and memorable adventure. We enjoyed the comfortable ride, the informative commentary by the skipper, seeing the bird life, visiting the 'cathedral' cove, having an exciting sail out on the sea at the harbour entrance, and of
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Date of experience: February 2021
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LotteM6769 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
An amazing “must do” experience when in Akaroa. More authentic than the other options. I saw Hector’s dolphins, little blue penguins and seals, plus such interesting commentary about the history of Akaroa from the wonderful captain Roy. An absolute treat!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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By: Fox II
Amer-wi
Amer-wi
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A fantastic day out for the whole family.
What a fantastic way to spend a day! Our friendly and knowledgeable hosts made the trip enjoyable and interesting.
Christine D
Christine D
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A little long on a cold day.
The trip was relaxing, but a little long. A faster trip home would have been good as it was fairly cold in April by
591abbiet
591abbiet
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Such a fun afternoon with Roy and his crew
What a knowledgeable man Roy is. We got to not only hang out on his lovely boat, but really learn about the history
Pdbeav
Pdbeav
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A Great Day Out
It was a very nice and relaxing day out. We saw dolphins, seals, penguins and many different sea birds. Highly reco
J2221XLandyb
J2221XLandyb
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stunning sailing on a classic vessel
superb sailing experience and dolphin watching. Captain Roy's knowledge of the area and it's history is encycloped
daniellef128
daniellef128
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Amazing trip around the Akaroa harbour!
Such a fabulous couple of hours - I highly recommend this sightseeing trip. Roy was full of good information about
mistygirl12
mistygirl12
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WOW what a wonderful trip
This trip is highly recommended. We got to see heaps and heaps of dolphins and seals etc. The boat itself is ama
Scoootch
Scoootch
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Wow. Just wow.
I think we got super lucky with this. We saw little blue penguins, black back gulls, red bill gulls, tern, and two
AliNel01
AliNel01
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Symphony under sail
Fox II is definitely recommended - we only saw a few dolphins and seals but despite that the whole experience was w
Krismariearn
Krismariearn
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Support Local with Fox 2!
Amazing trip - eventually found some dolphins much to our 3 year olds delight. Saw some local wild life and heard a
Rachel B
Rachel B
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Amazing afternoon in Akaroa!
What an amazing afternoon! The whole trip from start to finish was fantastic. Friendly and knowledgeable crew, insp
BrynRT2
BrynRT2
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Fox 2 sailing trip
Lovely day out the mouth of the harbour. We saw Hectors Dolphins and Albatrosses, shags seals ,. Great crew and Roy
Stephen M
Stephen M
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Beautiful historic boat, scenery and birds
Fox II is a classic gaff-rigged sailing boat with a long history. Depending on the conditions, parts of the trip ca
pguins
pguins
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Incredible wildlife, a beautiful trip
Had a lovely afternoon sailing with Roy. Thank you so much for the wealth of information about the geology, history
Roman W
Roman W
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pure wildlife
Fox Ii , its captain Roy and his young crew were very friendly and we learned a lot about the history of Akaroa and
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  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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