|Akaroa Sailing Cruises. No visit to Akaroa or Christchurch is complete without an Akaroa Sailing Cruises experience. A truly sensory personal experience. Experience REAL sailing around the harbour for 2½ hours. Try your hand at steering, sail trim, grinding, just like the Americas Cup crew, or simply sit back and let the experienced crew do it for you.|
Akaroa Sailing Cruises
Price: Starting from NZ $85.00 per person
No visit to Akaroa or Christchurch is complete without an Akaroa Sailing Cruises experience, the Ultimate Harbour Cruise and Wildlife Sailing Experience in New Zealand. Join us on the only Environmentally Sustainable and Exciting Harbour Cruise around Akaroa Harbour.
The thrill at the helm when the wind pipes up and the leeward rail's in the water with the bow wave hissing in front; enjoy this truly sensory personal experience. It's safe, sensational and not too difficult.
Experience REAL sailing around the harbour for 2½ hours. Try your hand at steering, sail trim, grinding, just like the Americas Cup crew, or simply sit back and let the experienced crew do it for you.
You'll be in 'wild' company; look out for the rare Hector's dolphins (the world's smallest) or spot the white-flippered penguins bobbing across the waves. Sea life is drawn to play in the pressure wave created by the unique shape of Manutara's hull, and the silence as she glides through the water under sail alone. Most often you'll be surprised to hear penguins calling to each other and dolphins breathing before you see them!
On A-Class Sailing You'll Experience:
- Wildlife and Nature
- Great photographic opportunities
- The wind at the helm
- Akaroa Sport Fishing
- Sailing on a classic Kauri yacht
Two sailings daily
- Morning departure 10.30am, returning 1.00pm.
- Afternoon sail departs 1.30pm, returning at 4.00pm.
- Board 15 minutes before.
You'll enjoy 360° views of Akaroa Harbour, seeing the wildlife, geology, and hearing the local stories and history from our local crew.
- Refreshments available to purchase on board.
- A Smiling, happy Crew! (We love to sail)
- Complimentary SunTan lotion.
- A quiet and clean trip - No motor, no diesel
Love the Sea, Love the Sea Life, Love Adventure!
What a day to spend in Akaroa, aboard this unique and classic yacht. Welcome aboard Manutara and 'A-Class' Sailing.
Departs from Akaroa Main Wharf past the Blue Buildings