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Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Sailing and Wildlife Tour Akaroa Fox II Sailing

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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


The rarest dolphins in the world live in the waters around Akaroa, and you can get up close to them on this eco-friendly sailing tour. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you board the vintage wooden sailboat. Glide quietly through the waters, leaving the dolphins, penguins, seals, and albatross relatively undisturbed. This is a private tour, so grab your friends for a fun day on the water, or your significant other for a romantic experience.
  • Sailing adventure lasts three hours
  • Admire the beautiful views of the Banks Peninsula and Akaroa
  • Spot rare and protected wildlife in its natural habitat
  • An easy day trip from Christchurch or Akaroa
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Departure Point

Dalyʼs Wharf, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

Dalys Wharf Akaroa, take a right at the Bank of New Zealand!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Fox 2 Sailing Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Fab tour - but not private as Viator states
, Jan 2022
The tour was great, Roy, the captain was knowledgeable and spoke about the local history and about the landscape throughout. The views were also stunning. We ventured out of the harbour into the ocean and explored small sea caves. Roy extended the trip time to make sure we got a chance to see the dolphins and they were a little shy & and we did see them in the end! The boat itself is very cool with its old wooden mass & worn red sails. This would have been 5 stars but this was deducted as this is NOT a private tour as Viator claims. The boat was literally packed. This tour is advertised specifically to “avoid crowds” & I quote “This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate”…… false advertisement if you ask me, or am I missing something here? **the tour was amazing and the -star is purely because of Viator giving false expectations of the romantic quiet private tour we thought that we had booked. In retrospect it was cheap if it was a private tour but I guessed it was a last-minute booking price or something.**
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for the great review. You are right it’s not a private tour, and shouldn’t be advertised that way. I will talk to Viator to find out why they say that. It should be noted that we do offer private tours starting at $500 per trip. 2-6 people. These are after our regular trips. We are also considered one of NZ’s best values at $95 for a 3 hour sailing trip into the ocean with dolphins, seals and albatross on a 100 year old wooden ketch. Please come again and you will have another wonderful experience.
A 10 out of 10 experience. Thank you
, Feb 2021
The dolphins.... Fun and beautiful. Getting out of the harbour, turning off the engine and sailing, with the dolphins. Lovely music. Very informative. Unbelievable value. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Incredible views and marine life
, Jan 2021
The dolphins we saw were amazing and worth the trip alone. Roy was a great guide with lots of knowledge about Akaroa and very friendly. Couldn't have asked for a better tour.
Dance with the dolphins
, Feb 2020
Awesome tour that covered all bases; history, wildlife, geology, sailing. Loved the music that the dolphins apparently do, also the time and quiet under sail power only (wish there could be more). 'Cuddle puddle' of seal pups was a special treat. Captain Roy and crew seemed to have fun with it all and we did too!

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