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“A great experience, even for non-sailors”

Akaroa Sailing Cruises
Ranked #5 of 25 Tours in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 May 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 by lots of sunshine!)

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had a great time sailing with Captain Ray at Akaroa! It was a lovely day, with great weather! GORGEOUS scenery and interesting information about wildlife and history, We are a couple or marine biologists from Chile and we totally recomend it! it's a MUST DO in Akaroa! 100% fun and Ecofriendly!

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

It was amazing! Sailing, enjoying the silence, see a lot of animals. Ray is the best captain ever. Hope to see him again on the Walensee in summer!

Thank YvonneWoendli
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We met Ray on the dock after getting off our cruise ship, and immediately liked him. We sailed with him for over three hours with only 9 passengers on board. We saw at least 8 Hectors dolphins that followed and swam around the boat. Each of us had a turn actually driving the boat, not just holding the wheel. Ray is gracious and a skilled sailor and the boat is comfortable and great fun.

Thank NYtraveler729
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

We were lucky enough to enjoy a magical morning out in the harbour with Ray on his yacht. As we were the only 2 passengers, my husband and I were able to steer the yacht for the whole time except for leaving and arriving at the dock. It was a thrilling experience when the wind picked up. Didn't see much wildlife but it wasn't an issue. Informative, exhilarating day out.

Thank joopie54
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