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Fox II

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41 Muter Street, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 800 369 7245
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Sailing trip

We picked a perfect day for our sailing trip. Beautiful harbour with some stunning views from the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
via mobile
Authentic sail

If you are sick of the standard cruise on a typical power boat opt for the Fox. You will get great... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Megan P
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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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“akaroa harbour” (38 reviews)
41 Muter Street, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 800 369 7245

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We picked a perfect day for our sailing trip. Beautiful harbour with some stunning views from the boat. It was a lovely trip.

Thank EllaDod
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

If you are sick of the standard cruise on a typical power boat opt for the Fox. You will get great views of the harbour, most likely see dolphins, and enjoy sailing on a ship.

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank kedavis4
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank 625arindamp
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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....More

Thank rogerg20172017
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank Bendik W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Fluffybunny6702
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.

Thank Prasit V
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Response from 2014jojoma | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip on Fox II on our Celebrity Cruise ship. We took the tender from our ship to the pier and picked up the Fox II there.