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Sailing & Dolphin Watch Tour - 3 Hours - Akaroa Harbour

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Join us on an unforgettable sailing adventure, getting up close with Akaroa’s wildlife, including the Hector Dolphin with real sailing on the Pacific Ocean!

Join us on an unforgettable sailing adventure, getting up close with Akaroa’s wildlife, including the Hector Dolphin with real sailing on the Pacific Ocean!

Highlights

  • Akaroa's longest wildlife encounter tour
  • Dolphin sighting money back guarantee!
  • Sail in comfort aboard a traditional 1922 double masted wooden sailboat
  • See Hector dolphins, little blue penguins, fur seals, albatross and many more birds
  • Stunning scenic views including caves, cliffs, waterfalls and marine farms

Sail with the dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano, located on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch and enjoy the stunning wildlife of Akaroa Harbour up close!

Relax and soak up the sun, sea and scenic hills or part as one of the crew on this sightseeing journey! See Hector dolphins, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals, albatross and other incredible sea birds. Surrounded by giant volcanic sea cliffs, caves and rock formations, this journey is guaranteed to be a trip you’ll remember for the rest of your life. See all the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour with dolphin sighting guarantee! Learn about the local history of the harbour and wildlife on this eco-friendly tour!

Experience a truly remarkable encounter with New Zealand’s stunning wildlife and natural beauty!

Adult $120.00
Child $55.00 (6-15 years old)
Infant $0.00 (5 and under)

What's included

  • 3 hour wildlife and nature sighting tour.
  • Complimentary afternoon coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuit.
  • Beer/wine/snacks available for purchase.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from Daly's Wharf behind Ma Maison Restaurant.
  • 2 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note: Children under 5 years old travel free.

    This experience is not suitable for people with severe disabilities or wheelchairs.

Available Bookings from 14 Apr to 27 Apr 2024

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  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$55.00
  • Infant Free

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

198 reviews

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greernz from New Zealand wrote on 15 June 2022

Great sail

My son (4yrs) and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and the knowledge told of the Akaroa Harbour area.

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stephenl3 from United Kingdom wrote on 24 March 2024

Excellent Experience

We have been on this tour previously in 2021 and it never fails to deliver. We saw seals, penguins and many dolphins just as advertised, the commentary was also very informative. I would reccomend a trip on the Fox 2 whilst in Akaroa.

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pollyn from New Zealand wrote on 27 December 2021

Great day out

Great commentary, cool music and great scenery.

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Alan Robertson from New Zealand wrote on 19 May 2022

Dolphin viewing cruise

I felt, because there was a guarantee, if you didn't see a dolphin, one got another free trip out. The skipper stopped and started on his blurb about area, so much so some passengers said hope he drives this boat better than his talking of area. He tried to pass off a buoy as a seal, and although I didn't see a dolphin at all he did, along with few others on boat, but people around me didn't. this was enough to cancel another free trip for people who didn't see it. we were given the option before going out, to stay and go out another day as he told us it was rough out there so we did have that option.

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Hi Alan, I read your recent review and was very upset by it. I am sorry you did not enjoy the trip and that you did not see a dolphin. I remember your trip, It was a very rough day out beyond the heads, and I remember we saw dolphins, but you didn't even get up from your seat in the back to look. I feel bad you didn't let me or the crew know you didn't see dolphins as we would have made an effort to show you. We have seen dolphins on every trip for the past 5 years except 1 trip, the one we had two days prior to your trip. That is why I felt it necessary to lower everyone's expectations. I do offer a dolphin guarantee, but not only that, a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This guarantee means that if any passenger is unhappy and did not feel the trip met their expectations, for ANY reason, they are entitled to a full refund and/or a complementary trip on the Fox II that they can use at a later date. We are the only boat in Akaroa (and I think all of New Zealand) to offer this type of guarantee. I have owned and been sailing the Fox II for 15 years and no one has asked me to refund their money. A negative review like this might make you feel better, but hurts my business/livlihood and also stays with me personally as I feel such a commitment to providing the best experience possible. Please let me know if you would like a refund for you and Bev and/or a complementary trip. Thank you and sincerely sorry you did not enjoy your trip. Roy Roy Borrelli Skipper/Owner Fox II Sailing Adventures

yusufb from New Zealand wrote on 11 June 2021

Nice

Nice trip. Music was a bit much though...

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