Shore Excursion Details

The Fox II Nature Sail

Akaroa, New Zealand

The Fox II Nature Sail

DETAILS

  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration

Sail around Arakoa harbor viewing the natural scenery and plentiful marine life on a spectacular 50-foot ketch built in 1922. You’ll board the stunning Fox II, a historic former cargo carrier that has been restored and updated for sightseeing. You'll sail through the harbor of Akaroa, which in the native Maori language means Long Harbor, a reference to this lengthy stretch of sea.


There's no telling what marine life you'll see, but these unspoiled waters are teeming with fur seals, little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, and playful Hector's dolphin, the world's smallest oceanic dolphin. Being gray with black-and-white markings, they are easy to spot frolicking around the harbor. You may also see a variety of birds such as petrels, mollymawk albatross, gannets, and spotted shags. And, if you're feeling energetic, feel free to lend the crew a hand.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour involves limited walking and is mostly seated. Assisting the crew is optional and at guests' discretion.

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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