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Akaroa Harbour Wildlife Cruise provided by Ray Shoebridge

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Akaroa Harbour Wildlife Cruise

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US$ 57.41
2 adults
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Departure Point
Main Wharf, 1725725/8 State Highway 3, Westmere 4571, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - Akaroa Sailing Cruises
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not suitable for infants, or children under 5 years.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Pauline O wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
Having Hectors Dolphins swim alongside the yacht and a close up view of a blue penguin at the wharf were highlights of a very enjoyable sail in Akaroa Harbour. Captain Ray is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area and he is a great communicator. Highly
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jen wrote a review 13 Feb
1 contribution
Captain Ray was fantastic, friendly and knowledgable and the cruise is everything as described. We saw lots of wildlife including dolphins which were right beside the sail boat. Also saw seals and the boat sailed back to the harbour which was a great experience. Would highly
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Date of experience: February 2020
jerry b wrote a review 12 Feb
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Very enjoyable experience on a more traditional boat where the owner mixed between sailing with and without engine. Great to see him control the boat using mainly ropes, sails and the power of wind. Also saw dolphins (on numerous occasions), seals and some birds with some great
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Date of experience: February 2020
Cara W wrote a review 12 Feb
86 contributions33 helpful votes
I enjoyed this sail though I would have liked to have sailed more. Because of the time restraints we had to motor back to the port. We did see lovely Hector dolphins and our host gave us lots of history and interesting facts. All and all it was a nice day on the bay! I think
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Date of experience: January 2020
jane m wrote a review Jan 2020
19 contributions1 helpful vote
This trip was wonderful! The captain, Ray, was funny and informative! We saw Hector seals, seals and even a penguin! Just all round d wonderful!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Key Details
  • Akaroa Sailing Cruises, Akaroa Sailing Cruises
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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