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Fox II

#6 of 23 Tours in Akaroa
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Address: 41 Muter Street, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 800 369 7245
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Sail with dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s...

Sail with dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch, the Fox II. Relax and soak up the sun, sea and hills or take part as one of the crew. See Hector dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, blue and yellow-eyed penguins, albatross and other sea birds. You will be surrounded by giant volcanic sea cliffs, caves and rock formations along the journey. A guaranteed highlight of you trip, that you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Amazing Experience In Akaroa Harbor.

This saling trip was one of the highlights during our trip to New Zealand. The Fox II is a beautiful wooden ketch from the early 1900's. The captain ios delightful and veru... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beth R
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Novato, California

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Novato, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This saling trip was one of the highlights during our trip to New Zealand. The Fox II is a beautiful wooden ketch from the early 1900's. The captain ios delightful and veru committed to find sea and birdlife for viewing. We were lucky enough to see Hector's dolphins swimming and jumping righ next to the boat. Also saw shags, fur... More 

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Wells, Maine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our Oceania Cruise package, we chose an afternoon of sailing on the Fox II in Akaroa Harbor, New Zealand. Despite the chilly and overcast weather, it was a wonderful cruise along the harbor cliffs and the captain enthusiastically pointed out all the wildlife and sites along the harbor. We saw shags (cormorants), a harrier hawk, little blue... More 

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Thank kedavis4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akaroa has been an outstanding experience for us, and what made it special is the 3 hours that we spent on board Fox II. Being on a sail boat was a fun experience, specially when we were deep into the sea. Captain Roy made sure that we had a great time with his commentary of the geography and the history... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most outstanding day out at sea. We saw dolphins jump, seals swirl, and the almighty albatross soar!! I will not soon forget my time aboard the Fox II. Many thanks to Captain Roy for his incredible commentary and peaceful music.

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Thank CHEYNON
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip through the cruise we were on. The captain and crew were very attentive and really gave us a wonderful time. The music the captain put on seemed to attract the dolphins. There were 20 or more that played around the boat. We saw several other larger power boats full of people that just zipped on by... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wide variety of different vessels are available for your cruise on Akaroa Harbor. We chose to go out on the Fox 2, an old sailing boat. We were not dissapointed. Captain Roy is a funny character, and shared a lot of his knowledge of the geography of the place, the fauna and also the history of the native Maori... More 

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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this excursion from our cruise, and had a wonderful day! We saw penguins, dolphins, seals, and albatross. The water is the clearest water I have ever seen. Roy knows this area very well and is an excellent captain. He knew how to find the wildlife and was very knowledgable. The crew provided us with coats (it was chilly... More 

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Thank Fluffybunny6702
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very impressive with dolphins and really great host. You will enjoy lovely small group of cruising on a sailing boat. Totally recommend.

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Swan Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

A very relaxing cruise on the Fox II, and loads of wildlife were encountered. Roy is a great skipper and looked after the dolphins. The excursion out into the open sea was great. Thoroughly recommended.

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Roy was super good at spotting wildlife! We saw swimming penguins, seals, and the super rare Hector Dolphins, and albatrosses, shags and other birds. Wear warm clothes, but Roy also provides jackets. Also, learnt loads about the local history. Thanks again for a great time on the water!

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