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“ellie”(5 reviews)
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Sail Akaroa Harbour on a fast 33ft MRX Yacht. Experience Akaroa Harbour while enjoying the benefits of longer sailing trips, flexible departure times, low passenger numbers and the option of Learn to Sail coaching. Akaroa Harbour is a unique sailing...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
+64 274 190 592
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A real Harbour Sail, a trip together with good friends, on the beautiful waters of Akaroa Harbour. We had such a good day, perfect weather and a perfect experience. The sailing yacht was beatiful, Oliver was very competent and we so enjoyed being on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was a very informative trip led by a person who was so enthusiastic about the wild life and fauna - very knowledgable and informative. The trip was very comfortable and well organised with a drink provided - alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lin4197
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The "Harbour sail" is such a lovely boat, and it's amazing to sail in Akaroa Harbour with such a small crew, it makes the experience really unique, it doesn't feel "commercial" at all. Ollie is a little bit cold at first (well, that was my...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ken L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Blue sky and a balmy breeze, an amazing turquoise sea, dozens of the cutest dolphins we've ever seen, little penguins, a beautiful yacht sailed expertly just for us. We couldn't have hoped for anything more... it was magical!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rosiew7419
Reviewed 19 January 2018

There are many sailing tours on offer in Akaroa, but this one really stood out from the crowd. For good reason: with only a few people on board for each trip (there were four of us) it has a more intimate feel and offers guests...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Katharine E
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This sailing tour was the highlight of my stay in Akaroa. Sailing with Harboursail was a great way to see the harbour and we saw dolphins and seabirds. I felt safe and comfortable throughout the trip. Because there are only a few on board Ollie...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Linafina T
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Ollie is passionate about sailing and has a gift for inspiring his crew to give it a go... even complete novices like us. If you are a yachtie (or would like to be) this is the cruise for you. The yacht was perfectly set up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank juliarenaud
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you for my first sailing....It was amazing three of hours out on the water, perfect wind for sailing and beautiful sea conditions. saw a pod of dolphins and they came to getting up close and cruising along with boat...I had the best experience for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AommyChalita
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I took a 3 hour trip with Harbour Sail. Ollie was informative and an excellent skipper. I felt safe and secure and would highly recommend this trip as a way of exploring the highlights of Akaroa Harbour. Great value for the money!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Elsa3635
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We spent a lovely day with Oliver (Harbour Sail). Being sailors ourselves we right away noticed Olivers skills as a sailor. He gave a solid safety briefing and introduction to the boat before leaving the harbour. The safety equipment on the boat is at a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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