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Sailing & Dolphin Watch Tour - 3 Hours - Akaroa Harbour

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 $95.00
Child $45.00 (5-15 years old)

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 May 18 to May 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 18 May
Wed 19 May
Thu 20 May
Fri 21 May
Sat 22 May
Sun 23 May
Mon 24 May

  • Adult$67.00
  • Child$45.00

  • Adult$67.00
  • Child$45.00

  • Adult$63.00
  • Child$45.00

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

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clairel15 from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2021

Great Afternoon

We loved this sailing trip! Lots of information on the history of Akaroa and the harbour. Loved seeing the dolphins and other critters. A great way to see the Harbour and spend a few hours relaxing. Cathedral cave was beautiful!!!

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lucyt1 from United Kingdom wrote on 29 February 2020

Fantastic boat trip

The crew were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The captain had excellent knowledge of the history of the area. He also knew how to entice the dolphins to come to the boat.

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olgat from New Zealand wrote on 10 May 2021

Great tour!

Great tour, phantastic views (and dolphins!), exceptional service Thanks, team

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Robert from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2021

Sailing with the dolphins

This venerable 1922 kauri ketch takes you on the same tour as the snazzy catamaran boats, but in style and with the bonus of spending some quiet time while serenely sailing along the steep volcanic cliffs. The commentary by skipper Roy touches upon all the aspects between ecology, history and residential real estate. Wildlife, most of the feathered kind, co-operates willingly by turning up almost on cue. This is the tour most in tune with nature, unless you want to go out on a kayak.

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Saurabh Vats from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2021

It's awesome. MUCH BETTER THAN A BIG CRUISE.

It's better than a big cruise as in this ride you can view dolphins from near and experience the waves of sea in a secure manner.

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