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Akaroa Sailing Cruises

End of Main Wharf, past the Blue Buildings, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Relaxing sail in Akaroa

We had the most relaxing afternoon sail with Captain Ray on his beautiful yacht. There were only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bestroo
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New Forest, United Kingdom
We had a perfect day on the water

Our captain was amazing As well as a great day on the water he was able to tell us about the... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
les s
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Melbourne, Australia
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End of Main Wharf, past the Blue Buildings, Akaroa, New Zealand
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"captain ray"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most relaxing afternoon sail with Captain Ray on his beautiful yacht. There were only the two of us with Ray as it was quite a chilly April day but we got to know a little about him and he provided lots of...More

Thank Bestroo
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Our captain was amazing As well as a great day on the water he was able to tell us about the history of Akaroa , and the wildlife was turned on for us Even though I have a mariners license, I sailed the boat for...More

Thank les s
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Certainly the way to see Akaroa! We learned so much from Ray about the history of Akaroa and at the same time learned a bit about sailing and saw the birds and dolphins of the peninsula. Under sail, without an engine, is the best way...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

In my opinion the best way to explore the akaroa bay! Not as commercial as the other providers. The skipper Ray delighted as with many interesting stories about history of akaroa and everyday life in the bay as well as nature and wildlife facts. Stunning...More

Thank Klaudia B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Many to choose from, but in our experience Captain Ray is unbeatable. He will go out of his way to know everyone's name and make sure your are having a memorable time. He will cover the history of the area is a most interesting way,...More

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a lovely time sailing with Captain Ray in Akaroa. The day was beautiful, and we saw several Hector’s Dolphins, a few blue penguins, some birds on the shore, nesting areas, and a lovely cave. There were about 18 people on board, and although...More

Thank OBwan49
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A fabulous day on the water after the mist cleared. Saw dolphins, caves - stunning. Ray was keen to make sure we all had a good time.

Thank BigK54
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We saw dolphins, yellowed eyed penguins, and a bird nesting area. The weather was beautiful and the scenery was breathtaking. Captain Ray gave a brief but interesting history of the area.The boat was hard to get around in areas so this would not be good...More

Thank ColumbusCruiser2013
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Great trip upon the Manutara with Captain Ray who is a fantastic storyteller and is keen to share his knowledge of the history, geography and wildlife of Akaroa. The Manutara is a beautiful vessel and Ray is happy to let you take the helm. The...More

Thank andymac21
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We took this sail as we don't like motored boats. Captain Ray took us out to the mouth of Akaroa Bay and we were swarmed by scores of Hector's dolphins. There were at least two baby dolphins and an adult who repeatedly jumped out of...More

Thank Bill C
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