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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Akaroa
  4. Akaroa Harbour

Akaroa Harbor 2.5-Hour Sailing Cruise

Product ID: 23474
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Feel the ocean breeze and look out for local wildlife on a 2.5-hour sailing experience aboard the 1946 classic ocean-sailing yacht SV Manutara.
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a hands-on and eco-friendly sailing experience
  • Feel welcomed aboard as a special guest of Captain Ray
  • Glide through the harbor with the wind in your sails
  • Marvel at the harbor’s unique scenery and look out for local wildlife
Full description
Enjoy the Akaroa waters on an authentic harbor sailing experience aboard a genuine slice of New Zealand and Australian maritime history. Environmentally and wildlife-friendly, the cruise is suitable for all levels of fitness and no previous sailing experience is required.

Make your way to the end of Akaroa Wharf to meet Captain Ray. Feel welcomed aboard as if you are a special guest as you step onto the 1946 classic ocean sailing yacht, SV Manutara. With your fellow travellers, listen to a safety briefing. Tack across the harbor with the wind in your sails. Take the wheel to steer the yacht or sit back, relax, and soak in the views. 

Learn about Akaroa from your highly experienced Captain with a kiwi sense of humor. If you’re lucky, you might encounter some of New Zealand’s most treasured wildlife like Hector dolphins, penguins, or seabirds. The silence of a sailing yacht means you’re likely to be surprised to hear penguins calling to each other and dolphins breathing before you see them.
  • 2.5-hour sailing cruise
  • Captain’s commentary
  • Use of sunscreen and quality binoculars
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Main Wharf, Akaroa, New Zealand. Walk past the blue buildings towards the end of the wharf. You'll see the classic yacht Manutara alongside and Captain Ray will be there to greet you.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by an adult
• Please note that wildlife viewing cannot be guaranteed
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A-Class Sailing Akaroa

Product ID: 23474