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Akaroa Sailing Cruises

End of Main Wharf, past the Blue Buildings, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64 800 724 528
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Perfect way to spend an afternoon

Lovely day on the water with Captain Ray. Lots of entertaining stories about the area and its... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TonyPaula_Melb
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Melbourne, Australia
Awesome sailing and friendly captain

Unbeknown to us we were the only booking on this initially drizzly afternoon. But Captain Ray... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David O
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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End of Main Wharf, past the Blue Buildings, Akaroa, New Zealand
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+64 800 724 528
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely day on the water with Captain Ray. Lots of entertaining stories about the area and its history, opportunities to steer the yacht, see Hector's Dolphins and seals, and the experience of being under sail heeled over. Felt like a very personal cruise (Ray had...More

Thank TonyPaula_Melb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unbeknown to us we were the only booking on this initially drizzly afternoon. But Captain Ray didn't seem to mind and gave us a fabulous tour of Akaroa Harbour in his beautiful sailing boat. The weather cleared after an hour and thereafter it was one...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a Monday morning trip exploring the surroundings of Akaroa. Ray, the captain of the beautiful ship, has a lot of amazing stories to share, and is a genuinely nice guy. He showed us the dolphins, penguins, fur seals and birds, and explained...More

Thank Jasper E
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were on a Celebrity cruise and were looking for something to do in Akaroa on 11/6/17. Rather than book a shore excursion with cruise line, we chose to do something on our own and chose to sail with Skipper Ray. From...More

Thank Wesley T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had the most incredible sailing experience. Captain Ray holds so much knowledge and is great company! The sights were beautiful and we saw many hector dolphins. I would 100% recommend tourists and locals alike to sign up to this wonderful sailing...More

Thank sydneyerickson18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to get out in the harbour, we saw two groups of Hector's Dolphins, and some fur seals, and various birds, learned a lot about local history from a real local. The boat is great as well. However unfortunately the trip was spoiled by the...More

Thank MathewD76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Ray had 4 of us on board the morning we went sailing ... he could not have been a more informative and entertaining host. We all had a go at steering the boat aswe explored the Akaroa coastline - the highlight for me was...More

Thank Philippa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skipper Ray kind,y agreed to s beautiful yacht Manutara out with a limited number of people on board and we took advantage of sunny skies and brisk breezes to sail around the Akaroa Sound. A magnificent host, we were able to steer and set sails...More

Thank ingloriousstyle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing sail Ray is very knowledgeable about the history and wild life of the area and entertaining comes naturally to him. We both had a hands on sail especially Stewart who enjoyed being able to take the wheel. The Hector dolphins ducked and dived...More

Thank Jannet A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ray told us about the local history and geology while we sailed out to where the Hectors dolphins were. We saw lots of dolphins, birds, fur seals and sheep in the hills surrounding the bay. Love the boat which has a lot of history itself!

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Dawn W
31 January 2015|
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
perhaps ask the establishment you are staying in…….
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