50' Gulet "FOX II" Trips in Akaroa, New Zealand
WILDLIFE CRUISES Sail with the dolphins in the crater of an extinct volcano on New Zealand’s oldest gaffed rigged ketch and enjoy the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour up close. Relax and soak up the sun, sea and hills or take part as one of the crew. See Hectors dolphins, yellow-eyed and blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals, albatross and other sea birds. Be surrounded by giant volcanic sea cliffs, caves and rock formations along the journey. A guaranteed highlight of your trip that you will remember for the rest of your life. Each trip is different depending on the wind direction or the sea conditions. Typically we head out of the Akaroa Heads into the Pacific Ocean where there is incredible scenery and generally a bit more wind. We have one of the highest success rates at spotting the wildlife in Akaroa Harbour, it is an exciting trip. • See ALL the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour • Dolphin Guarantee!!! • Crew or just relax • Learn about local history • Tour the harbour the eco-friendly way • Enjoy real Pacific Ocean sailing (not just Akaroa Harbour) BOAT INFORMATION FOX II is a gaffed rigged ketch that was built in Auckland, New Zealand in 1922 by WA Elley. - Length - 50 feet - Beam - 12 feet - Draught - 5 feet She was originally built as a sailing cargo carrier with a single mast, a 9 foot bowsprit and a steel centre-board. Originally named Iris Eileen after the builder’s daughter, only the best kauri was used in her construction. The knees being formed from pohutakawa and all fastenings made of copper. We have a private chef on board that can do all catering for any function. PRICES Fox II Sailing and Wildlife 10.30am sailing/1.30pm sailing - $80 per person - $40 per child (5 to 12 years). Under 5 FREE - Private boat charters start at $720 PRIVATE CHARTER 2½-3 hour - $60 per person Basic Kiwi BBQ - $20 per person
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 30 guests
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Typical price for a 2½-3 hour charter is $60 per person with a minimum of 12 passengers. Basic Kiwi BBQ is $20 per person addittional includes mixed grill BBQ, salads, dessert, coffee and tea. More gourmet options are available.